View of a shell-pocked countryside near Chamin Des dames in France during World War I. An abandoned house. American troops dig ground.
Shows U.S. Army 102nd Infantry headquarters during World War 1 at Fort Malmaison and 103rd Infantry headquarters at Francinette in France. U.S. Army troops walk through damaged and ruined buildings. U.S. Army soldiers walk through trenches and sand bag walled fortifications that connect to hillside caves. A soldier pauses and studies a map or other paper in the trench.
Closeup views of U.S. 128th Field Artillery troops firing French 75-mm guns at Le Cotes de Forimont (France) on September 27, 1918, during World War 1. Views of the gun breech, as shells are inserted, fired, and casings discharged.
Three man team of U.S. Army 128th Field Artillery troops fire French 75-mm guns at the Germans at Le Cotes de Forimont (France) during World War I. Close-up views of the team loading, firing, measuring with an instrument on the gun barrel, and firing again.
American troops waving their hats, hands and a flag in celebration of the Armistice ending hostilities. American troops escort smiling prisoners.Crowds celebrate in a public square. American soldiers celebrate while riding on an army truck through crowds. Soldiers kiss some girls. Crowds celebrate in New York City. A coffin for War is inscribed with statements saying: "Died November 11, 1918" and "Remember the Lustania" and "Gimbel Brothers". Celebrating people ride on the roofs of cars. One carries a chained effigy of German Kaiser that men hit with clubs. General Pershing, accompanied by officials, salutes the crowd and enters an open car that proceeds in a motorcade during "ticker tape" parade in New York City. General Pershing, on horseback, leads troops in victory parade. President Woodrow Wilson is seen aboard the ship SS George Washington during his December 1919 voyage to France to participate in the Paris Peace Conference leading to the Treaty of Versailles. "Vive Wilson" is spelled out in light bulbs on sign above Paris street during parade in Paris honoring Woodrow Wilson. Parisians celebrate with parade through the Arc de Triomphe on 16 December, 1918.
Views of the Chateau of Franc-port located close to the forest at Rethondes, near the town of Compiègne, where the German delegation was lodged during the World War 1armistice negotiations. On November 8, 1918, a steam locomotive pulls Marshal Foch's train through the railroad station in Compiègne, on the way to the armistice negotiations. Later, on November 11, 1918, after the Armistice is signed, the train is seen as it returns and slows to a stop at the station, in Compiègne. The train bears the name: " Compagnie Internationale Des Wagon-Lits Et Des Grands Express Europeens." Several cars of the train are seen close up, including the voiture-restaurant and dining car number 2419 D, in which the armistice was actually signed. Several French soldiers are seen inside the train, and looking out its windows. A large group of French troops pose and celebrate in front of the train, parked in the station.