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A taste of World War I at Maple Grove Cemetery – QNS.com

A taste of World War I at Maple Grove Cemetery

Colt made these sidearms for U.S. soldiers in the mid-teens to use in close combat. The kids at last Saturday’s re-enactment were told New York City law forbids them from picking one up.
Photo by Michael Shain

To mark the centennial of America’s entrance into World War I, the Great War, a handful of volunteers staged a re-enactment at Maple Grove Cemetery in Kew Gardens — a trip back to the daily life of the Doughboys in Europe at a moment in time when the art of war was changing for the deadlier.

The men were from the American Museum of Armor in Old Bethpage, L.I., a repository of old uniforms and weapons authentic enough to recreate a cavalry unit, circa 1918.

Take a glimpse from present day into the past.

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