A war-damaged cathedral at, or near La Ferte-sous-Jouarre, France, seen during World War 1. A staff car drives along the village road. Two soldiers of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) walk toward the camera. The shell-damaged church dominates the scene. Brief glimpse of soldiers at a communications center. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
Camera pans severely damaged buildings and rubble in war-torn La Ferte-sous-Jouarre, France, during World War 1. Several U.S. soldiers stand on a road in front of two destroyed homes. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
U.S. 26th Division troops at La Ferte in France during World War I. U.S. troops stand in a squad and salute. A flag of United States. An officer reads from a paper. General John Joseph Pershing with other U.S. officers. U.S. troops stand in a line. General John approaches the troops. He presents the Distinguished Service Cross (D.S.C) medal to 26th Division troops. The General is escorted by other U.S. officers. He shakes hands with the troops. He stands with U.S. officer. A soldier comes and salutes them. He stands near General John Joseph Pershing The troops march and follow the military band. Troops with Distinguished Service Cross (D.S.C) medal pinned on their uniform. A woman looks at the medals on the uniforms of the soldiers.
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)