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CHAUMONT MARKER - AEF HEADQUARTERS

A color photograph of the Chaumont Marker or plaque.

The World War I Chaumont Marker is a bronze plaque located at the entrance to Damremont Barracks in Chaumont, France. It signifies the location of the general headquarters of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) of World War I commanded by General John J. Pershing. Its inscription in French and English reads as follows:

General headquarters
of the
American Expeditionary Forces
in Europe during the World War
occupied the building
of the Caserne Damremont
from September 1, 1917 to July 11, 1919
and from here
directed the activities of more than
two million American soldiers.


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