- Title: CF793
Indo-Chinese troops debark at a French port.
Map of world showing colonial allies. Boat of Indochinese in coolie hats. Oriental archway with men passing through. Troops guard a munitions plant, repair a French railroad. Digging with picks while man serves water from bucket. Tending vegetable patch. Play native games, and stage a ceremonial play. Oriental masks and musicians playing instruments.
Senegalese troops engage in bayonet and hand grenade drill, perform native dances. Senegalese soldiers with rifles. Relaxing by tents , plays trumpet. Mobile kitchen and band practice. Dancing and banjos, wrestling and string barbed wire at the front in France. Infantry, riflemen.
Training the 154th Depot Brigade and the 301st Engineers at Camp Meade. Man shows family letter confirming his selection for army, family looks sad. La shot of train past, ws Camp Meade. Black recruits off train at the camp, drill, into hut.
Recruits eat watermelon,wash up dishes, white officer takes them through bayonet practice.
Small black recruit stands next to tall, thin white recruit. Marching in overalls. play in a band, dance, boxing match. Large group exercise and bayonet practice. Recruits in uniform. Black soldier’s home as family reads letter from him. Old man sharpens long sword with help from woman.
April / May 1919
In Berlin: Shows Easter crowds on the Unter den Linden; Brandenburg Gate; Tracking shot from Memorial. Schoolchildren in Park. Large crowd by decorated Brandenburg Gate; various statues; Spartacus (Communist) rioters holding a meeting; American Red Cross members; Generals Harris and Harries, Brit. Gen. Ewart, French Gen. Dupont, and aides; happy crowd, Russian on tightrope, Russian POW prisoners dancing.
Ws Brandenburg Gate. Man puts on overalls and takes off in biplane, loops the loop then lands.
In Prague: Poor people in queue, mostly children receive food at a soup kitchen and doctors examine patients at a clinic. In Vienna: A.C. Coolidge poses with members of his mission.
- Keywords:WW1, WORLD WAR ONE, FRENCH COLONIAL TROOPS, AFRO-AMERICAN SOLDIERS, RACIST STEREOTYPES, GERMANY, CZECHOSLOVAKIA
- Master Title:CF793