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Quarry carvings by American WWI soldiers

The French-German border is littered with as many as 500 underground sites used during World War I. Researcher Jeff Gusky explores them and finds a vivid record of the lives the U.S. and German soldiers who fought here led.

These underground carvings are featured in a new exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum “Artist Soldiers: Artistic Expression in the First World War.”