U.S. Army 106th Engineers in the Port de Commerce (commercial harbour) of Brest, France during World War 1. This site is adjacent to L'arsenal de Brest (Arsenal of Brest) military and naval installations on the river Penfeld. U.S. Army 106th Engineers are constructing a warehouse in the area of Basin 5. View of Engineers raising a completed section of trusswork for the warehouse, by means of cables. Engineer using power drill on sections of new trusswork being assembled on the ground. German prisoners of war using two-man saw and hammers as they cut and install wooden joists in the construction. The working prisoners are monitored by U.S Army officer. German prisoners excavating at entrance of the building. Wider view of construction site, showing rail cars nearby and construction material everywhere. A barge plying waters of River Penfeld in background, and a variety of vessels tied up in the harbor. A bridge in the backgound. Engineers tending a large steam-driven machine sheltered in a shed.
U.S. Army 501st and 529th Engineers in Brest, France during World War 1. First segment: Excavation for a reservoir underway. The name of the reservoir is Kerguillo (sometimes written Kerguillau). It is located in the commune of BOHARS, near Brest. Houses beside the excavation site. Second segment: In downtown Brest, African American soldiers of negro U.S. Army 501st Engineers dig with pick axes on the Rampe du port de commerce (road access to the commercial harbour). A staircase in the background that provides walking access to the commercial harbour. People standing above them on the Cours Dajot and watching. Third segment: A few men of U.S. Army 529th Engineers doing electrical work in a street. One of them at the top of a ladder leaning against a pole in front of a building. Another soldier supporting the base of the ladder.
The American delegation aboard the USS George Washington arrive at the Brest Harbour in France for the Paris Peace Conference. USS George Washington entering the Brest Harbour in France. The ship is seen with its crew members. A convoy of warships seen all around USS George Washington escorting it towards the port. Closeup of the escorting battleship, USS Pennsylvania (BB-38). A sailor waving flag bearing the name of president Wilson as a gesture of welcoming him at France. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
Arrival of the American delegation at the Brest Harbour in France for the Paris Peace Conference. Commander of the Atlantic fleet, United States, Admiral Henry Braid Wilson , and other members seen on the ship. Chief of U.S. Naval Operations Admiral William S. Benson seen with French minister of Marine George Leygues and his wife. President Woodrow Wilson acknowledging the salute of the convoy of warships employed to escort the USS George Washington at the Brest Harour in France. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
President and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, on the deck of the USS George Washington, nearing France, en route to the Paris Peace Conference, at the end of World War 1. The President looks through binoculars, briefly. A U.S. battleshipis seen steaming ahead to port. The President motions with his hand towards another battleship,while speaking to Mrs. Wilson. (U.S. battleships and destroyers deployed in European waters joined the Presidential convoy as it approached Brest, France.) The camera pans across U.S. warships in the convoy. A dirigible is seen several hundred feet above the convoy. Closeup of the battleship, USS Oklahoma (BB-37). Camera shows French coast and flotilla moving toward Brest. President Wilson, dressed in overcoat and top hat, is seen on deck of the USS George Washington. He stands with Naval officers looking at the flotilla of U.S. warships.
U.S. servicemen in Brest, France during World War 1 A crowd, including U.S. servicemen, watch a band concert at the Place Wilson, in downtown Brest. The band master standing in front and directs the band. Band members play instruments. Several people stand around and watch the concert.