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Artillery and P-47s bombard and German-destroyed railroad yards in Brest, France.

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.

Date: 1944
Duration: 2 min 48 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
French Marine minister Cesar Campinchi and wife launch the battleship Richelieu in Brest, France

French battleship Richelieu launched in Brest, France. French Marine minister Cesar Campinchi arrives with other officials for the inauguration of the French battleship Richelieu. Sailors on deck of the ship. Sailors stand in formation on deck. Helene, wife of Cesar Campinchi, cuts ribbon and launches the battle ship. Officials look as the battleship leaves the dock. Sailors on rail of the ship. Cesar Campinchi takes a protective mask while welding. Other officials stand around him.

Date: 1939, January 30
Duration: 58 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Army 106th Engineers constructing a warehouse at waterfront in Brest, France during World War I.

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.

Date: 1918
Duration: 2 min 36 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. Army 501st and 529th Engineers excavate for a reservoir and repair roads in vicinity of Brest, France during World War I.

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.

Date: 1918, February 5
Duration: 1 min 23 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Ship USS George Washington entering the Brest Harbour in France, arriving for Paris Peace Conference.

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)

Date: 1918, December 13
Duration: 1 min 31 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The USS George Washington carrying President Wilson to Brest, France, at end of World War I

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.

Date: 1918, December 13
Duration: 4 min 59 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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