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Re: To Lloyd and Joe (371st Infantry Regiment, WW1

Hello All:

Eric I am surprised that you haven't consulted Fonds du Service Historique de l’Armée de Terre at Château de Vincennes. Since the regiments that you are looking for served under the flag of France. This meant that their uniforms, equipment, mess kits including wine were all French issue.

Their archives should include photos and films along with documents.

If you haven't contacted the Secrétaire d'Etat à la Défense chargé des Anciens Combattants, you may want to do so. Les Anciens Combattants in New York are very active in preserving the history of the African-American soldiers who fought under the French flag.

I am also puzzled by your search for the regiments that fought in Alsace and Vosges. You are looking for the 371st. But from your postings you also mention the 369th Regiment. They of course did fight at Alsace and Voges. The Armory in Harlem for the 369th displays all the flags of the regions in which they fought. The flags of Voges and of course Alsace are proudly displayed.

I spoke with a friend who is a member of Les Anciens Combattants. He also suggested the National Archives in the rue des Francs-Bourgeois not far from the rue Caron.

For your reference I have included a url that will take you to the Harold Lee Library at Brigham Young University. This is the digitized copy of the book, Emmett J. Scott's "The American Negro in the World War."

http://www.lib.byu.edu/~rdh/wwi/comment/Scott/ScottTC.htm#contents

Bonne Chance


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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