- Title: CF815
Meuse-Argonne – 1914-1918
WWI. GVs German POWs with Americans at Meuse Argonne. Officers taking details in tent. POWs being searched. POWs on march along road and through town watched by troops. Wounded Americans, some walking and bandaged others on stretchers.
Large group of soldiers waiting for train transport. POWs load rations onto train. Soldiers board train. POWs in enclosure, pan. POWs being counted and GVs receiving rations, being moved about and answering questions. Pan along line of POWs in tents, smoking, playing cards. Wounded POWs. POWs marching with shovels. Uniforms coming out of fumigator machine. POWs making prison barrack. Food being distributed. People eating out of cans.
French Indo-Chinese labourers - 1918-1919.
Labourers at work by railroad. GV band practise in barracks. Troops waving. Labourers leaving barracks (Indo Chinese) and at work with picks and shovels. Tractor pulling carts. Building barracks, pan to half built barracks. Indo Chinese carrying supplies and at play with oriental masks and musical instruments. Long sequence of Indo Chinese playing a gambling game on ground. Labourers working, panning shots of Indo Chinese smiling to camera including dog.
YMCA Welfare Activities – 1917-1919
EXT Welfare woman rehearsing play with soldiers. American black soldiers in class with YMCA teacher. Black band practice including musicians. Pan from Coblenz sign on roof to soldiers and nuns with food trolley and baskets. GV building and interior YMCA woman in library stamping books and GVs library. YMCA woman serves tea and mends uniforms. Native American woman entertains with guitar and soldiers sing along self consciously. Group EXT shot of soldiers and YMCA women posing. Paddle steamer day trip to the ‘Stadt Dusseldor’f. GV passengers. Day trip to Memorial and dancing on steamer.
GV of American YMCA Army / Navy hut. INT library with soldiers reading and studying. INT factory with women workers packing biscuits. Women leaving factory gates. Truck being loaded with supplies. Truck being unloaded. EXT YMCA building with goods being loaded into car. Supplies being carried to and from dugout. Soldiers receiving rations. Soldiers eating and relaxing. Woman singer entertaining troops. Women board car. A tea dance.
- Keywords:WW1, WORLD WAR ONE, PRISONER OF WAR, CASUALTIES, BLACK AMERICAN SOLDIERS, AFRICAN AMERICANS
- Master Title:CF815