U.S. troops in La Cheppe, France during World War I. The troops unload hay from railroad cars. They stand around the hay. The troops walk on a street. Houses on either side of the street. Cars and horse drawn carts carry hay. The soldiers cook food and eat it. They sit in a circle and play a game.
The French line ship, SS Lorraine, in camouflage paint, seen backing into port at Bordeaux, France, on June 24, 1918. Belgian troops of the ACM Corps (Autos-Canons-Mitrailleuses, Belgian armored unit) disembark. (Note: Soldiers of This Belgian armored unit fought with the White Russians during World War I. They left Vladivostok for the USA on the SS Sheridan, and docked at San Francisco on May 12, 1918. They were warmly greeted as they proceeded across the U.S. to New York city, where they participated in the Memorial Day Parade. After leaving New York City, aboard the SS La Lorraine, they reached Bordeaux on June 24 1918.)
Soldiers of Company E, U.S. 167th Infantry Regiment, American Expeditionary Forces (A.E.F.), 42nd Infantry Division (Rainbow Division) at their base in Neuviller-la-Roche, France,on May 10, 1918, during World War 1.They demonstrate readiness to defend against attack, entrenched behind barbed wire defenses set up in a grove of birch trees. Sentries, of Company E, walk their posts and occupy lookouts at an established outpost constructed of logs and masonry.
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)
Celebrations in Paris marking the signing of Armistice ending conflict in World War I, November 11, 1918. Open bus is packed to capacity with celebrants. Jubilant crowds are jammed together, waving flags, and shouting for joy. Man erects huge banner reading: "LArmistice est signe, La Guerre est gegnee, Vive La France, Vivent Les Allies!" Huge American flag is waved from center of crowd. Flags of the Allies are waved by people on balcony of building with lettering identifying it as "Mme Georgette".French sailors, in crowd, sing and wave flags. French Boy Scouts, in uniforms, run down the street towards the camera, followed by people of every age, size, and sort, all celebrating the end of war. Several French officers stand by as an impromptu parade begins.
United States Army Air Service (USAAS) 94th Aero Squadron in Toul, France during World War I. April 1918 - Commanding Officer 94th Aero Pursuit Squadron Major John W.F.M. Huffer and French-American pilot Major Raoul Lufbery talk with AEF weekly newspaper "Stars and Stripes" editor Major S. P Adams. Captain David M. Peterson stands beside a Nieuport 28c.1 fighter aircraft,with its "Hat in Ring" insignia on the side. 1Lt. Alan F. Winslow stands beside Lt Rickenbacker's Nieuport #12 and starts walking. Jump to November, 1918 - the remaining officers of the 94th Aero Squadron reunite, including Captain James A. Meissner (C.O.147th Aero), 1st Lt Joseph Eastman, Captains Eddie Rickenbacker (now C.O. 94th Aero) and Reed Chambers, and 1st Lt Thorne Taylor (all 94th) standing beside Rickenbacker's SPAD S.XIII #1 parked in front of a hangar at Foucaucourt Aerodrome, France, November 1918. (WWI,WW1, World War One, First World War)