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On World War I. Reel 1, Ger. films show U-boat deck guns sinking a freighter. Pres. Wilson poses in his office. A Brit. patrol returns to Allied lines with POW's. Flamethrowers are used. Fr. troops advance. Italians fire machine guns from Alpine dugouts. Shows barracks construction and artil. manufacturing in the U.S. Keels are laid and freighters are launched at the Hog island Shipyard in Philadelphia. Sec. Baker draws draft numbers. Theodore Roosevelt watches a N.Y.C. parade. Draftees entrain, detrain at an Army post, are examined, and march. Shows U.S. battleships off Britain; King George V boards the flagship. Pershing decorates Lafayette's tomb in Paris. Reel 3 shows first aid in trenches. Troops cross a pontoon bridge over the Marne and enter Chateau-Thierry. Supplies are unloaded at a port; shows a warehouse at Gievres. Artil. fires on Mont Sec; planes are aligned; Inf. crosses trenches; refugees eat; POW's march to the rear. The St. Quentin tunnel is examined. Belg. King Albert and Queen Elizabeth review U. S. troops. Reel 4, trucks, artil.,and inf. advance for the Meuse-Argonne campaign. A Ger. plane downs an observation balloon and is fired upon. Troops advance under artil. and take Montfaucon Hill. Pershing decorates troops. French girls dance. Reel 5, supplies are hauled and roads are built in rubbled Montfaucon. Troops leave for a rest camp. Airplanes take off. The Meuse is crossed. Tanks, troops, artil., and trucks pass rubbled villages. The Armistice is declared; troops rejoice and Parisians celebrate.
Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948, Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919, Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924, George V, King of Great Britain, 1865-1936, Baker, Newton Diehl, 1871-1937, Air forces, Battleships, Draft, Parades, World War, 1914-1918, Flame throwers, Belgium, Philadelphia (Pa.)
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Documentary Films, Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer
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