Military operation in France. Capture of Brest, France: Animated map shows Allied troops entering into Brest. Aerial view of harbor in Brest. Soldiers adjust artillery. Artillery and P-47s bombard Brest. Smoke rises due to bombarding and firing. View of German-destroyed railroad yards. A tank destroyer in action bombard in streets of city.
The President of the United States Thomas Woodrow Wilson returns from a voyage to Brest in Finistere, France. U.S. President Thomas Woodrow Wilson with other officials descend the stairway of a dock. The officials stand on a pier. The Presidential party board a French gun boat. The presidential party aboard the gun boat watch the guns fired as salute. The presidential party boards the U.S. Navy USS George Washington. U.S. troops celebrate the Fourth of July (Independence day) aboard the ship. Soldiers watch as two other soldiers perform on an overhead pole. The presidential party among the soldiers on the deck watch the sports activities.
President of the United States Thomas Woodrow Wilson aboard U.S. Navy USS George Washington approach the New York Bay after a voyage to Brest in France. U.S. President Thomas Woodrow Wilson with another officer aboard U.S. Navy USS George Washington watches the New York City. Ships on the New York harbor in the background. USS George Washington approaches the New York harbor. The Presidential party wave to the people on dock. The Presidential party leaves in staff cars.
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)