Veterans Day 2021 marks the centennial of the burial of the Unknown Soldier of World War I. USC Digital Library staff recently digitized a batch of rare images from 1921 related to the initial burial. They’re part of a Department of Defense-funded project, and they document the Unknown Soldier’s journey from Châlons-sur-Marne, France, to his final resting place at Arlington National Cemetery.
The work is part of a five-year contract under which USC Libraries’ Digital Repository is digitizing a collection of media documenting more than 100 years of U.S. armed forces history.
“This collection represents more than a century of armed forces history that is essential to scholars of the military, politics, international relations, and so many other disciplines,” said Catherine Quinlan, dean of the USC Libraries.
See more of the images and learn about the project on the USC Libraries website.