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Photo Title: "US troops board the Edmund B. Alexander, formerly the German liner SS Amerika, seized during World War I"
Image No.: PF-306.752
Image Location: Box40/pf306_752.jpeg
Date of Creation: 1941
Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 16.5 cm
Biography/Admin History: The U.S.A.T. "Edmund B. Alexander" arrived at St. John's on January 29, 1941 with the first American troops to occupy wartime Newfoundland. Accommodations were not yet available at Pepperrell Air Force Base (it was still under construction) so personnel remained onboard until May 1941 when a temporary camp, named "Camp Alexander", was erected.
Collector: John Cardoulis
Source Donor: Donated by John Cardoulis, 13 February 1997
Collection Title: John Cardoulis Photograph Collection
Associated Material: John Cardoulis fonds
Restrictions on Access: Copyright expired.
Copyright: p
Physical Condition: Very good
Notes: Title taken from caption in "A Friendly Invasion" by John N. Cardoulis, page 45. - Image is a reproduction of the original image.
Subjects: Edmund B. Alexander (Ship) / Soldiers--United States.

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