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French infantry enter their trenches during World War I

French infantry assembled before advancing to occupy trenches in World War 1. The pick up supplies and are next seen marching in full battle gear towards the front lines. Officers on horseback follow leading platoon carrying the unit flag. Long line of infantrymen follow behind. Another view of the infantry on the march. The troops enter their trenches. They are dressed warmly and as they progress into an area of woods, snow is seen on the ground. A sign at the trench line reads: "Bois Carre." (WWI. WW1)

Date: 1916
Duration: 1 min 5 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Variety of unconnected scenes from period of about 1914 through 1924, showing facets of World War I

Montage of scenes related to European mobilization and preparations for World War I, from 1914 through 1919, plus brief views of Mark VIII tank maneuvers, circa 1924. Patriotic French citizens fill a street as France mobilizes for World War 1. Italian soldiers marching to war through a town. British King George V seen with Prime Minister David Lloyd George and other British officials. British First Lord of Admiralty, Winston Churchill poses and "mugs" for camera. British troops being transported along a country road on double-decker buses and slogging through the mud in France. Two French soldiers join the line of "tommies" to be photographed, and then step out of line to watch. King George V with Field Marshal Douglas Haig, and other officers, next to their automobiles in field, during the King's visit to his troops in 1916. The King and British officers observe tests of Mark IV tank, circa 1917. Scene shifts to August 10, 1916 showing the Prince of Wales and King George V, accompanied by Field Marshal Douglas Haig, and other officers, observing the Battle of Pozières (in Battle of the Somme) from a safe distance, using a telescope. U.S. Army Mark VIII International Tanks in daytime and nighttime maneuvers (likely at Fort Meade, Maryland) circa 1924.

Date: 1917
Duration: 1 min 18 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Allied troops with a British Mark I tank and eating meal in captured German position after Battle of the Ancre, in World War I

Victorious Allied troops walk behind a British Mark I tank (male) on a dirt road in France, after the battle of the Ancre at end of the 1916 Battle of the Somme, in World War 1. The troops appear relieved at the pause in hostilities and many cheer. Later, a large group of Allied troops relaxes and enjoys a meal of field rations, in a captured German position. A bonfire helps them keep warm. (Note: From British Government documentary "Battle of the Ancre and Advance of the tanks" shot during the 1916 Battle of the Ancre.)

Date: 1916, November
Duration: 1 min 14 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
French soldiers fire guns from pillboxes in Verdun, France.

The activities of French soldiers (likely 407th Infantry Regiment) during World War I in Verdun, France. Battlefield sites shown include Vaux Chapitre, Le Bois Fumin, and La Haie Renard. French soldiers stand outside pillboxes in a battle fort area. French artillery fires from a pillbox dug into the hillside. Smoke rises in the foreground. Battlefield landscape views.

Date: 1916, October
Duration: 3 min 53 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: French
 
 
Extract from feature film portraying World War I, circa 1916, in France

Scene from feature film about World War 1, circa 1916, in France. British tank crosses a battlefield under fire. It is an MkV Supply Tank with dummy guns fitted to simulate a fighting tank. British troops sheltering in a shell-hole recognize it as friendly and follow it towards enemy lines, where it rides over the parapet of a German trench and crushes a machine-gun position.

Date: 1916
Duration: 2 min 0 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Allies preparing for Battle of the Ancre in France, November 1916, during World War I.

Preparing for the Battle of the Ancre, during World War 1, Allied troops are seen with supply train of horse-drawn wagons carrying hay, flour, and other essentials to sustain troops. Soldiers unloading supplies from railroad box cars. Army butchers cutting large sides of beef. Army officers inspecting supply activities. Allied infantry moving forward with supply wagons. Infantry marching in good order, three abreast toward the battle fields. The Royal Welsh Fusiliers and Australians on their way to the trenches. Highlanders and Royal engineers bringing wooden grids to the muddy trenches. Allied troops roll artillery shells to their guns.German artillery shells the Allied light rail supply link.

Date: 1916, November
Duration: 5 min 43 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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