"These soldiers are engineers of the Military Pipeline Service engaged in the construction of the pipelines which carry oil and gasoline to military operations and installations all over France. The gate valves in the foreground have just been connected with the 6 inch pipe of the line. In the center two soldiers carry a section of pipe to the spot where it will be laid in its proper place. The autumn foliage of the French forest makes a colorful background for the men's work. October 1944. Seine-et-Oise, Linas, France."
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