The French line ship, SS Lorraine, in camouflage paint, seen backing into port at Bordeaux, France, on June 24, 1918. Belgian troops of the ACM Corps (Autos-Canons-Mitrailleuses, Belgian armored unit) disembark. (Note: Soldiers of This Belgian armored unit fought with the White Russians during World War I. They left Vladivostok for the USA on the SS Sheridan, and docked at San Francisco on May 12, 1918. They were warmly greeted as they proceeded across the U.S. to New York city, where they participated in the Memorial Day Parade. After leaving New York City, aboard the SS La Lorraine, they reached Bordeaux on June 24 1918.)
Camera's eye overview of Bordeaux, France during World War 1. Buildings, Houses, and churches are seen. Spires of the Cathedral of St. Andre. Large ocean-going sailing vessels with sails furled, in the harbor. Small steam powered ferry boat. Rooftop view of port, with cranes at dock. Crates are loaded into cargo slings and hoisted ashore to supply American Army Base Section Number 2. Railroad cars are loaded on the docks. A railroad train moves slowly along the dock. Warehouses buildings in the background.
View from porthole of a ship, of dock facilities and freighters in Bordeaux,France. Freighters and cranes at dock receiving supplies for American Army base section number 2 during World War I. Some ships are painted in camouflage patterns. Broad view from deck of American ship where United States flag flutters in wind from ship mast. Tugboat in harbor.
View from above, of railroads and rail yards in vicinity of the seaport of Bordeaux, France during World War I. Locomotive moving short train of war materiel for American base Section Number 2, past a large hill of cut logs. Numerous railroad tracks and roads around them. Materials piled up in various places throughout the area. Crane moving cargo. Smoke rising from self-propelled steam railroad crane on railroad track. Trains loaded with cargo on railroad tracks in the port, with large ships tied up at dock next to tracks. Many men at work throughout the port. Large cranes on rails, moving cargo between ships and docks. Teams of negro soldiers, some with wheel barrows, building new rail spurs in the port. An American soldier walking along the rails in midst of workers. Train station under construction. Moveable derrick on rails with smoke stack on top. Several yard workers run across tracks.
Transfering U.S. Army cargo from ships to rail cars, at seaport in Bordeaux,France. Freighters and cranes at dock for supply of Base Section Number 2 during World War I. Warehouses buildings in the background. Dock cranes operate and unload military cargo from ships. U.S. Army troops, using tractor, haul trailer loaded with crates. One soldier holds on back of trailer with his feet up, getting a ride. Negro stevedores of U.S. Army Service battalions, using hand carts, load a railroad car, with USA written on its side. Others throw wooden cargo cartons into a cargo net. They attach it with crane sling. Crane pulls it up and places it near railroad car. World War 1 Negro stevedores load cargo in railroad car.
Negro stevedores of U.S. Army Service Battalion, World War 1, transfer military cargo from ships to railroad cars, at seaport, in Bordeaux, France, supplying Base Section Number 2. They move cartons, piled up on pier, to trolleys. U.S. Army officer steps forward to organize work, and another soldier starts to help, tossing cartons to stevedores. Freighter in the background. Stevedore rides past on motorized tractor. Others stand near stack of iron bars, as dock crane lowers cargo net filled with cartons. Stevedores release cargo cartons from crane sling. Negro U.S. Army stevedores pose for the camera. Men haul wheel cart and trailer. Crane loads iron bar stack aboard railroad car, as U.S. Army supervisor personally shifts its direction, as it descends, to allow it to fit.