American soldiers from the 11th Engineer Regiment, 1917.

American soldiers from the 11th Engineer Regiment (Railways), 30 November 1917. The soldiers of the 11th Regiment were caught up in the German counter-attack that followed the Battle of Cambrai (1917). They had been engaged in rail repairs near Gouzeaucourt, but joined elements of the British 29th Division in stabilising the line further back from that village. Several of their number were decorated for gallantry in what was the first engagement fought by American troops on the Western Front. Lantern slide from a box of 73 lantern slides, one of two boxes associated with World War One, Western Front, 1914-1916. Published by Newton and Company, 3 Fleet Street, London. One of 29 boxes of lantern slides. Associated with World War One, Western Front (1914-1918).