German airplane attacks an observation balloon near Montfaucon in France on October 3, 1918 . The observer drops in a parachute from the balloon. Antiaircraft guns and machines guns are fired at the approaching enemy plane to protect the balloon. The balloon explodes in flames and crashes to earth. The German air plane is shot down. Shows the wrecked plane and its pilot under officer Hans Heinrick Marwede. (World War I. World War 1. WWI. WW1)
Shows U.S. Army troops at the war front in France during World War I. U.S. 39th and 58th infantry Regiments advance under machine gun and artillery fire at Montfaucon and Nantillois in Meuse, France on September 28,1918.
U.S. troops advance in France during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive towards the end of World War I. The troops take Montfaucon Hill. Enemy obstacles erected on a field. U.S. troops advance on the hill. Wounded soldiers are treated and carried on stretchers. A column of soldiers marches along a rough terrain. The troops cross a bridge. The wounded soldiers are carried on stretchers.
The time period of the Second Battle of the Marne in France during World War 1. The country side of Cierges-sous-Montfaucon in France. A line of horses towing American artillery and caissons along a road, past a French village. As camera pans, the U.S. forces are seen to be passing through the village and then turning onto the road where they were seen earlier, in the foreground. View shifts to center of the village, where Army trucks carrying U.S. soldiers are driving through. A motorcar passes a villager riding in a horse-drawn wagon. The buildings in the village show battle damage. More canvas-covered army trucks moving on the village streets.
U.S. troops in France during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive towards the end of World War I. Supplies are hauled along Montfaucon Hill. U.S. soldiers around a water hole. U.S. Army General John Pershing decorates U.S. troops. He shakes hands and talk to the soldiers.
The American Memorial dedicated by U.S. Army General John J. Pershing for the American troops participating in the Meuse-Argonne offensive in Montfaucon, France. People crowd during the dedication ceremony. U.S. soldiers parade holding guns. The American Memorial and the flag of France in the background. President of France Albert Lebrun and U.S. Ambassador to France William Christian Bullitt, Jr. attend the ceremony. Pershing standing with French Generals. The American Memorial in the center and the flag of the U.S. and France on either side of the memorial. People crowd around the memorial.