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From Paris to Frankfurt

Radio Train France, May 6th, 1945

The receiving equipment and signal center was constructed in Paris for the US Army by Les Laboratoires Matériel Téléphonique, a French firm associated with I.T. &T.  This photo is of the Signal Circus convoy at a casual bivouac area outside of Verdun, France, moving from Paris, France, to Frankfurt, Germany.  At the time the photo was taken, the official name of the city was Verdun-sur-Meuse.  This is now the second time I’ve encountered the phrase “Signal Circus” or “Sigcircus” while going through these photos.  Do any of our readers know about this phrase?  I’ve not found any other information about it in the archive, but I have a feeling that it’s going to appear again.  If you know about this phrase, feel free to let us know!

Image #3041

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Image #—, “US Army Photo collection, C-E Museum Acquisition” from the CECOM Historical Office archive, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.

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