World War I Artillery munitions stacked at a factory in the Gironde Estuary region of France. Number of covered French 155 mm howitzers parked in order. Workers remove wheels from the Howitzer. The French 155 mm Howitzers loaded with the help of cranes or derricks onto a freighter in the Gironde River (estuary).
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.
Breguet 14 A.2 bomber flies over a target area, shortly after end of World War 1. 75mm bombs explode on the ground. Buildings and hangers at Aerial Bombing School Cazaux, Gironde, France.
The Ministry of Interior in France. French Minister of Interior Adrien Marquet with Deputy of Gironde, Antoine Cayrell. He stands in front of Vichy Casino where the Ministry of Interior is located. Exterior of the Ministry of Interior. Officials enter and come out of the building. (Note: Antoine Cayrell was Deputy of Gironde and High Commissioner for Refugees, in the Vichy Government, during July through August, 1940).
Sir Ernest Shackleton's last expedition to Antarctica. Ship Quest underway at sea after stopping at Lisbon, Portugal. The Quest underway in the Atlantic Ocean. View from Quest as it passes the five masted sailing ship "France II" (stated as"La France" in the film slates), the largest sailing ship in the world, as it approaches St. Paul Rocks off the coast of Brazil. (France II was built by Chantiers et Ateliers de la Gironde in Bordeaux, and was launched November 9, 1911.)
United States Army Air Service (USAAS) 94th Fighter Squadron in France during World War 1. Lt Eddie Rickenbacker seated in the cockpit of a 94th Squadron Nieuport 28c.1fighter #12, as a ground crewman turns a propeller and the engine starts. The squadron's "Hat in Ring" logo is painted on the fuselage. Jump to October 1918 - Captain J. A. Meissner seated in the cockpit of a SPAD S.XIIIc.1 fighter. April 1918: Lieutenant Edwin Green seated in the cockpit of a Nieuport 28c.1 which starts to taxi. Another Nieuport takes off and climbs. Forward to October 1918 - Captain J. A. Meissner seated in the cockpit turns around and points towards the ground. A mock dogfight between two WW I bi-winged aircraft. American Army aviator Captain Eddie Rickenbacker seated in the cockpit of a USAAS Dayton-Wright DH-4 bomber looks back and waves. Aircraft is in flight. Aerial views of the ground showing a coastline below. The aircraft climbing over the clouds. Captain J.A. Meissner seated in the cockpit of an airborne aircraft. Captain Rickenbacker in his SPAD S.XIII fighter #1 in flight over the clouds. (Note: This is a segment of a longer film described in Eddie Rickenbacker's 1919 book, "Fighting the Flying Circus." It was filmed by Capt.Cooper of the U.S. Army Signal Corps from October 18th - 21st, 1918, and contained reenactments of air combat, some of it with a captured German Hanover C.III observation plane.) (WWI,WW1, World War One, First World War)