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Activity at Camp Hunt (also known as Le Courneau) in France during World War I.

French naval gunner fires a Lewis 30 calibrated machine gun mounted on a wooden frame as French Air Service and French Naval personnel look on. View of warehouses at Camp Hunt, also known as Le Courneau located about 60 kilometers southwest of Bordeaux, during World War 1. Men carry supplies from a building and load them on to a truck. Aerial view of warehouses and barracks of Camp Hunt. A Letord bi-winged aircraft taxiing as ground crewmen hold wing and assist.

Date: 1918
Duration: 1 min 26 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Aerial view of Aerial Bombing School Cazaux and Camp Hunt in France shortly after end of World War 1.

Buildings and hangers at World War I Aerial Bombing School Cazaux, Gironde, France. An aircraft taxiing on water. A bi-winged twin engine Letord aircraft parked. Aerial view of Aerial Bombing School Cazaux and of Camp Hunt, also known as Le Courneau, southwest of Bordeaux, France. Cameraman seated behind the pilot is taking pictures from Letord aircraft.

Date: 1918, December 30
Duration: 2 min 4 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
The United States Army enters St. Lo, France and hunt for snipers during World War II.

The United States Army enters St. Lo, France during World War II. Soldiers among hedgerows as they hunt for German snipers. The soldiers walk along a dusty road leading to St. Lo. Heavy firing takes place. Captured German nurses march after being released. American and British soldiers receive medical aid. The soldiers walk through a mined area. A U.S. Army truck on fire. The soldiers hunt for the snipers. They enter a building. A damaged building. A sign reads ' Refugee camp off limits'. French refugees at a camp as children play and women look on. The U.S. flag on a soldier who lost his life during the battle.

Date: 1944, July 31
Duration: 2 min 29 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Training film for U.S. troops with the Army of occupation in Germany after world War II

Opens with bell tolling Victory against Germany in World War II. Next, a slate reads: "Victory Leads to Peace," and a farmer is seen with cattle pulling a plow. But narrator says "the problem now is future peace," and a map of Germany is shown overlaid with "Your Job in Germany." A cartoon of a soldier is superimposed on the map, along with one of a World War 1 American soldier and a figure of possible future soldier with similar mission. Camera focuses on parts of German aircraft in a jumbled heap. Closeups of weary defeated German soldiers at end ot World War II. Glimpse of Adolf Hitler speaking and haranguing an audience from a podium. Swastika flags displayed from houses in a quaint German town. Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Reich Minister of Propaganda, at a microphone. Glimpse of a German concentration camp. But as they appear, each of the Nazi elements promptly disappears, showing the scenes without such Nazi symbols and persons. Skeleton remains of bombed buildings. Flower displays. Bucolic German rural countryside and quaint old villages in peaceful settings. Camera focuses on a book titled "German History." Chapter I, titled "Blood and Iron," shows Image of Otto von Bismarck. German troops march in a parade. Narrator states that "under Bismarck, the German empire was built." (He formed the German Empire in 1871, unifying Germany with himself as Imperial Chancellor, while retaining control of Prussia at the same time.) The film shows mounted German lancers as it alludes to Bismarck's campaigns against Denmark in 1867; Austria in 1866; and France, in 1870. Germany's leaders celebrating its status, in 1871, as the mightiest power in Europe. Troops marching and girls dancing nearby. Farmers plowing field with a horse and cow. Classic peaceful rural alpine scenes with local people in agricultural pursuits. A group of local German musicians playing folk music as village people dance outdoors. Back to the book, Kaiser Wilhelm II is shown on Chapter 2, entitled: "Deutschland über Alles." Gathering of German soldiers in Pickelhaube (spiked helmets). A German Big Bertha howitzer firing. German troops marching against Serbia; Russia; and France (with view of war damaged French cathedral). German invasion of Belgium (with view of clock tower resting in rubble). German troops seen in Italy, walking past battle-damaged buildings. German Zeppelin dropping bombs on British targets and view of bombed out London neighborhood. Next scene shows a capsized ship with survivors running across its hull. Film slate labels the scene as United States, as if it is a U.S. ship attacked by Germany. (Actually, it is the Austro-Hungarian Battleship, SMS Szent Istvan, torpedoed, by Italian torpedo boats, during World War I.) Next, American soldiers in trench are seen going "over the top" and into "no man's land" on the western front of World War 1. Glimpse through a window of Kaiser Wilhelm II, after defeat of Germany, in 1918. View of Germans in a Beer Garden. Picturesque view of German town. A German orchestra performing. American soldiers marching out of Germany, with flags waving. Back to the history book,as chapter III is revealed, entitled "Today Germany, tomorrow, the world," and featuring Adolf Hitler. German troops invading Austria (where a civilian lies dead on the ground). German troops entering Czechoslovakia (where local people in tears render the Nazi salute). They march into Poland (where a girl weeps over someone, not seen, on the ground). They march into France (where a wounded, bandaged child cries in a bed). Next, is a scene from England, where a British child victim of bombing lies dead in the remains of a shelter. German troops invading Norway, Holland, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg and Russia (where a woman tries to rouse a dead woman). They invade Yugoslavia (where women sit near coffins of children) and Greece (where a woman rescues a naked child). A U.S. merchant ship explodes after being torpedoed by a German submarine (unseen). Scenes of destruction with people plucking dead victims from rubble of buildings. American troops invading Normandy, France on D-day, June 6, 1944. Several American soldiers fall to German gunfire on the beach. Wounded American soldiers being transported in jeeps on the battlefield and being placed on landing craft for evacuation. Americans walking past huge piles of destroyed aircraft parts. A landing craft filled with wounded American soldiers. American wounded and dead on a battlefield. Sailors abandoning a burning American ship by jumping into the sea. A sailor picked up in a life boat. A wounded American soldier being dragged from the beachhead at Normandy. Various wounds being treated by U.S. Medical Corps personnel. More scenes of American wounded being moved on stretchers. Scene shifts abruptly to German people folk dancing. Film concludes with question marks about the future.

Date: 1945
Duration: 7 min 24 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Human Liberty Bell; WWI leaders British General Haig, French General Petain, Italian General Diaz and King Albert of Belgium

Map showing Germany and nearby regions after conclusion of World War I. Writing indicates areas on map including Battle Line at End of Hostilities, Line to Which Germans Must Retreat, and Neutral Zone (between the two areas). Slate indicates that German Kaiser Wilhelm II had just abdicated (28 November, 1918) and shows footage of Kaiser Wilhelm II on horseback at a formal event. Next scene shows a massive human formation of soldiers in the shape of the Liberty Bell known as "The Human Liberty Bell", formed by 25,000 officers and men at Camp Dix, New Jersey to celebrate the armistice in World War 1 and the abdication of German Kaiser Wilhelm II. Camera pans upward to show the human bell from base to top. Next scenes show key Allied military leaders in World War I: British General Haig reviewing troops; France General Philippe Petain emerging from a building; Group of French soldiers marching; Italian General Diaz together with French officers reviewing troops; and King Albert of Belgium exiting a building outside Paris during World War 1 and entering a waiting horse-drawn carriage. View of United States President Woodrow Wilson reading newspaper and seated in a chair. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)

Date: 1918
Duration: 2 min 14 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
An Eskimo hunting party in Greenland

United States Corps of Engineers conduct research and development activities at Camp Tuto in Greenland. An Eskimo hunting party from New Thule near Camp Tuto in Greenland. Women smile as sled dogs relax in a snow covered field.

Date: 1957, May 12
Duration: 1 min 2 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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