The Aisne-Marne Operation in France during World War 1. American Expeditionary Forces (AEC) 111th Infantry contingent bivouacked on side of a hill in Crezeney, France. Their horses graze in field below. Closeup of soldiers drinking directly from a small pond, and filling containers with water from it. Battle-damaged buildings in the background. Scene shifts to U.S. 119th Field Artillery, near Mount Saint Martin in Lorraine. A gun crew is seen behind an entrenched French heavy gun (Canon de 155mm Long Mle 1917 GPF). Views of the gun breech and open split tail carriage. Closeup of Gunner cranking a control wheel to elevate the gun barrel. He then makes some fine aiming adjustments. Camera focuses on a soldier standing near a large tree trunk and then pans over to the gunner adjusting aim of the 155mm gun. Scene shifts to another gun crew in some shrubbery, firing a French 75 field piece.
Russian troops stationed in village of Lorraine, France, during World War i, pose for camera, with local townspeople.
The Free French Destroyer, La Combantte crossing English Channel with General Charles De Gaulle, Admiral d'Argenlieu and General Henri Giraud aboard during World War II in France. The Cross of Lorraine flag of on the stern of the warship La Combantte. The French seamen stand in a line and salute. General De Gaulle in front of the seamen. The General awards medal to a French naval officer. All officers and crew wear the Cross of Lorraine on their uniforms. General De Gaulle seen with Admiral d'Argenlieu and General Henri Giraud. Several seamen of the crew. General Charles De Gaulle aboard the vessel. A DUKW (amphibious truck), flying the Cross of Lorraine ensign, with General de Gaulle and his party of Free French officers on board, heads toward shores of Normandy. Several other vessels in the sea.
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.)
U.S. President Thomas Woodrow Wilson signs the declaration of war during World War I. U.S. ships sink after torpedo attacks. United States troops aboard a troop carrier ship bound tor France. Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Franklin D. Roosevelt. U.S. troops disembarking on docks in France. Navy ships being built in U.S. shipyard. Allied troops attack across no man's land. Allied rail gun firing. U.S.Soldiers fire howitzers. Smoke pours out of Allied biplane aircraft after being shot down. German troops fighting in trenches. A horse falls into a trench after being shot. Tanks in action. Tanks advance and fire. German machine gunners. German prisoners walk in a line. American troops in France celebrate the end of hostilities with the Armistice on the 11th hour of 11th day of 11th month, 1918. The American flag flies on a pole as a symbol of victory. Huge crowds of Americans celebrate in Manhattan, New York city, waving newspapers with headlines announcing German surrender. In 1919, President Wilson and General John (Black Jack) Pershing review victorious American troops marching in Chaumont, France (Pershing's headquarters). Franklin D. Roosevelt, Assistant Secretary of the Navy with Secretary of the Navy, Daniels, in France. U.S. troops board transport ships for home. Returning U.S. Armies hold a victory parade in Manhattan, New York City, where they parade through a temporary Victory Arch constructed expressly for the purpose in Madison Square. Hydrogen balloons decorate the Arch. New York City mounted police monitor the crowds.
Units of the U.S. 6th Field Artillery advance in Lorraine, France during World War I. They proceed in a caravan of horse-drawn wagons loaded with artillery pieces and caissons. Included in the line is a horse-drawn Red Cross wagon.