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U.S. Connecticut Class battleships used as troop transports at end of World War 1.

Several views of U.S. Connecticut class battleships used as troop trnasports at the end of World War 1. They are seen in the harbor at Brest, France, in 1919. Port bow closeup of one with American soldiers seen on deck. Several single-stack troop transport ships filled with soldiers, making their way out of the port. A large three-stacker passenger ship. view from fast moving small boat of a loaded troop transport underway.

Date: 1919
Duration: 2 min 15 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Ships gather to take American soldiers back home from France, after World War I.

Closeups of American soldiers walking across a pier at the Port of Brest, France, to board ferry boats that will take them to ocean-going transport ships in the harbor. They descend gangplanks and stairs to boats below. An Army band plays music on the boat deck. View looking upward from the boat to soldiers arriving on the pier above. (A French seaman with two little dogs is seen on the lower ramp.) A ferry boat filled with soldiers pulls away from the dock. View of soldiers packed on the ferry boat deck. another ferry boat seen pulling away from the dock. RMS Mauretania in camouflage paint. Ferry boat ans ships in Brest harbor. Ferry boat pulls up next to camouflaged transport ship. View from high point overlooking a transport ship jammed with soldiers on her upper deck, as she steams away from a pier. Closeup of the RMS Mauretania in camouflage. Camera pans across her while ferry boats are tied along her side. Cargo being loaded on her from small boat.

Date: 1919
Duration: 5 min 56 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
American troops (including some wounded) leaving France at end of world War I

U.S. Army medical corpsmen and several nurses pose on a pier in Brest, France. two ambulances arrive and ambulatory soldiers climb out with their gear. Next, medics are seen carrying wounded on stretchers. Soldiers climbing a gangplank to the deck of a ship. An Army band plays on a lower deck. Troops lined up in front of a Red Cross building. Soldiers boarding ferry boats that will transport them to ocean-going ships in Brest Harbor. A large loaded ferry boat pulling away from the dock.

Date: 1919
Duration: 2 min 59 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
French firemen and U.S. troops extinguish fire at a theatre in Brest, France soon after World War I.

Fire in the The Wilson Square - Champ-de-Bataille Square municipal theatre (located in the Place Wilson) in Brest, France. The architect was Antoine Choquet de Lindu. People on the street outside the Theatre during the fire. French firemen and U.S. troops (immediately post World War 1) arrive in trucks to fight the theater fire. The fire fighters extend water hoses from the trucks and from manual pumps to the building. Men climb up ladders to the first floor of the building. Men standing on the balcony of the first floor holding the hoses. Broken windows of the ground floor in view. Men break windows on more doors. They position hoses and spray water from hoses through a window of the first floor. Firemen go up and down the ladder. A huge group of men outside the building operating a see-saw manual water pump. (The theater was completely destroyed and rebuilt in wood at the Place de la Liberté.)

Date: 1919, May 3
Duration: 1 min 52 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
American President Woodrow Wilson embarks a ship at Brest in France after signing the Treaty of Versailles.

American President Woodrow Wilson departs from Brest in France after signing the Treaty of Versailles. President Wilson descends from the stairway at dockyard to the pier, as he prepares to board the ship SS George Washington for his return trip to the United States. Officials gathered around him. Naval officers salute the President.

Date: 1919, June 29
Duration: 55 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. President Wilson and party descend steps and board ferry to the USS George Washington, in Brest Harbor,France

United States President Woodrow Wilson and other members of American Delegation coming down the stairs. They are setting out on their return trip to America. President Wilson along with Mrs. Wilson coming down the stairs to board a lighter (boat) that will ferry them out to the USS George Washington, in Brest Harbor, France. They are followed by the American party and French dignitaries. Well-wishers seeing them off, stand above on the dock.

Date: 1919, February 15
Duration: 52 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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