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The Bayonet pictorial section, 1 March 1918

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PICTORAL SECTION MARCH 1, 1918

THE BAYONET

THE MIDWINTER DRIVE, WHICH COMMENCED FEB. 12TH ON PENNSYLVANIA HAS SO FAR YIELDED THE EIGHTIETH DIVISION THOUSANDS OF NEW ROOKIES.

To prove his identity, in case of emergency, each "rookie" brought with him a suitcase with his initials prominently displayed on it.

For the edification of the new draftees, Private Lohr, the only uniformed man in the picture, will demonstrate prompt obedience to an order. At the command, "Run on the motor-cycle from picture," he will smartly execute "about face," approach the machine, mount it and drive about 2 1/2 feet to the left.

Every "rookie" in this picture has been accepted, for the present, excepting the little white dog in the foreground. Despite his remonstrance he was rejected on account of a flat foot.