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This sightseeing brochure was produced by the YMCA for soldiers serving with the American Army of Occupation headquartered at Coblenz, Germany. American troops first reached the Rhine in December 1919 and occupied the area to ensure the cessation of hostilities and oversee German demilitarization. American troops remained in the Rhineland until January 1923.
This pamphlet, produced in February 1919, was written by Alfred J. Pearson of Duke University and illustrated by George T. Plowman. It summarizes the history and legends of the many castles and historic locations bordering the Rhine River near Coblenz, Germany. These excerpted pages humorously contribute a unique American flavor to the region's storied history.
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