Three officers of the 112th Infantry Regiment (Sixteenth Pennsylvania) American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) pose for the camera at Port of Calais, France, upon arrival there in May, 1918,during World War 1. Two wear campaign hats and one wears a service cap with chin strap fastened. Troops offload duffle bags from trucks onto a railroad station platform, and sort them by units. The troops enter a warehouse where they are issued Enfield rifles and bayonets. Soldiers standing in a group familiarizing themselves with their new weapons and cleaning them. A locomotive pulling troops in rail freight cars with open side doors. The soldiers wave as their train passes the camera. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
American Expeditionary Forces troops of the 111th Infantry Regiment, debark from a transport ship (with identification E.8106, painted on its superstructure) at Calais, France, during World War 1. They form into units and march along the pier, next to a line of trains marked with red crosses. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
American Expeditionary Forces, 111th Infantry Regiment troops, debarking from a transport ship, at Calais, France, during World War 1. They wear campaign hats, carry their rifles, and carry their gear in back packs. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
Dover, United Kingdom: The town of Dover in Kent. Men, women and children move to underground shelters. Women play cards and knit. German artillery fired. British soldiers amid ruins. Calais, France: Calais under the Canadians. Man cleans a room. Destroyed bridges. Canadians evacuated across the Calais Canal. Men, women, children, and wounded civilians helped across the canal by soldiers. Wounded lifted into military ambulances. A woman holds her wounded child. Allied airplanes drop bombs over enemy territory. Explosion and smoke due to bombardment. Soldiers examine German artillery and coastal guns. A white flag put up at a surrendered German post.
U.S. 8th Air Force air attacks against France during World War II. Aerial view of U.S. Army Air Forces B-24 Liberator aircraft in formation flight. A gunner mans a gun. On June 5, 1944 a B-24 airccraft releases bombs over Calais. The bombs fall in the English Channel. B-24 aircraft drop bombs to strafe enemy beach defenses on the coast of Calais. Billows of smoke rises after the bombs detonate. A convoy of Allied ships underway in the English Channel.
Allied Invasion of Calais, Southern France during Operation Dragoon of World War II on 21 August 1944. At Calais French civilians root out persons accused of spying for the Germans, and walk them through streets. French town was liberated. Liberated civilians wave at the arrival of the soldiers loaded in trucks.