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Description A photo of river Hooghly and Kolkata from a 1945 GI photo album, GIs in Calcultta, 1947: its description is, "Hooghly river and part of Calcutta's east bank. but for this [giant] stream Calcutta would likely never have been built---and for that matter, many of us [would] just as soon it hadn't. Nevertheless the river affords many spectacles and has accomodated millions of tons of supplies necessary to the war effort."
Date 1945
Author Claude Waddell, military photographer
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Public domain This image is a work of a U.S. Army soldier or employee, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.

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Yes check.svg This image, which was originally uploaded with an assertion of Public Domain status, was reviewed on 15 January 2011 by the administrator or trusted user Jappalang ( talk), who confirmed the Public Domain status on that date.
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