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This photograph comes from my grandfather John "Jack" Baker's Warbook. It is of two unknown Army GIs in Southern France. Based on the large road sign, we can assume that the location of this photo is 15 kilometers from Sainte Maxime. In the right hand side of the photo, you can also see a sign with the numbers 61 on it. This is likely D61 which would mean the picture was likely taken around Port Grimaud. Although not signed, this photo was probably taken by Dale Rooks sometime in the last two weeks of August, 1944. View full size.