- Title: CF811
US Liberty Loan Drives – 1917-1918.
WWI. Military equipment being unloaded from ‘Victory Loan’ train. Parade of military equipment in Philadelphia. Crowds watch demo of equipment. A huge adding machine totals up Detroit’s contribution. Unidentified towns also have military parades.
WW1. Ports of Embarkation – 1918.
WWI. Newport News. Pan of harbour. 313th Labor Batallion at Pier. 105th Field Artillery and 2nd Pioneers march past with rifles and up slope. The ship America with 2nd Pioneers on board and Madawaska with 105th FA on board.
WW1. Occupation of Chemin des Dames – February to March 1918.
American troops 102nd Field Artillery and 101st infantry. In trench, men look at armour plating. Horse in gas mask. EXT factory and military activity. Men collect tools from storeroom. Unloading of trucks, pans of yard and activity. Building construction. Troops over bridge. American troops along road and in field. Receiving decoration by French, shots of soldiers with medals, also priest. Soldiers stand to attention with American flag flying. More medal pinning.
WW1. Occupation of Chateau-Thierry – June to July 1918.
12th Field Artillery brings up ammo near Chateau Thierry. Troops along road past camera and reverse. Unloading shells from truck. Trucks with troops pass camera. German POWs being escorted. Troops washing. Troops being reviewed by Pershing.
WW1. Occupation of Chateau-Thierry, 2nd Division – June to July 1918
Artillery with gas masks in action in the Belle de Belleau. Troops resting, radio operation, map reading, loading shells. POWs along road and closer as inspected by General Harbord and Colonel Manus McCloskey. 5th Marines and enemy equipment. Portable machine shop services cars. 2nd Engineers religious service. 5th and 6th Regiment Marines decorated by Pershing, review by Harbord, McAndrew and Bundy at Chateau le Trousse. Marines leave trenches at Montreuil. Marine officers Captain Rockey, Major Holcomb and Lieutenant Cates pose. Troops along road and driving off in trucks.
WW1. Bordeaux Base Section - 1914-1918
Black stevedores, dock workers, unload cargo. Pan to train and supplies, GVS unloading by black men. GVS dock area. Black dockers, longshoremen, eating. 311th Engineers present skits, songs, band music and dance. Soldiers clowning around. Fire drill on docks.
WW1. Stevedores and Bordeaux Section – 1914-1918
Black dock workers shooting craps, play banjo, dance, boxing. They line up for inspection. YMCA serving tea to white troops.
- Keywords:WW1, WORLD WAR ONE, US NAVY, TRENCH WARFARE
- Master Title:CF811