Demonstration by French tanks for American forces in France during World War 1. A French Schneider CA1 tank passes in front U.S. troops from the 1st Infantry Division, assembled at the Bois Plante's farm in Picardie, France. Close-up of tank's caterpillar tracks. Several Schneiders maneuver in field, followed by French infantrymen. Schneider passes camera, showing signaling device on roof and "spade" marking on side, indicating it belongs to the First Section of a French Tank Company. (Note: Twelve Schneider tanks of the French 5th Tank battalion accompanied the U.S. First Infantry in the battle of Cantigny, May 28, 1918.)
(World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
Indian cavalry during the Battle of Arrays in Picardy, France during World War I. The Indian cavalry encamp on the banks of the Somme River. People sit near the camps. Horses are tied near the tents.
View of crops in a valley in area of France, relatively unscathed during World War I. War torn areas of Villers-Tournelle and Noyers-St. Martin. Buildings with roofs blown off and some with only framing left. Ground covered in rubble. Two Allied soldiers walking past the remains of buildings. Remains of a church. (World War 1. WWI. WW1)
U.S. 2nd Field Signal Battalion troops (AEF) getting their food in a chow line at an Army field kitchen alongside rail cars at Maron, France, during World War 1. They step aside as a steam locomotive arrives on the track next to them. Some soldiers sit on railroad equipment as they eat their meal. Several others cook over their own fire. Change of scene shows German prisoners of war being marched to the rear, and through a town near Catigny. A few are wounded, but ambulatory. One is carried on a litter, by his comrades.
American Jitterbug dancers seen at a contest in 1938. View of shoes, as wearers beat time to music. Stadium of people cheer for a dancing cinematographer. In contrast, Nazi troops seen parading by torchlight. Nazi flags everywhere and Nazi party ceremonies, overseen by Adolf Hitler, in Germany. Nazis burning books. "Attention Jews" with skull and crossbones painted on stores and business establishments. Nazi Storm Troopers intimidating Jewish businesses and advocating boycott. Glimpse of Heinrich Himmler, in foreground, and Hermann Goering, in center of group of Nazi officials. Junkers Ju-87 Stuka dive bombers attacking Poland in 1939. German artillerymen firing heavy guns. A German railroad gun firing. German paratroopers jumping from Ju-52 trimotor transport aircraft. In contrast, patrons are seen descending in parachutes on the Parachute Jump ride at Coney Island Steeplechase Park, in Brooklyn, New York. Life Savers company sponsorship sign seen atop the parachute jump tower. People eating hot dogs, and firing guns at the shooting gallery on Coney Island's boardwalk. Germans march Polish prisoners of war. German troops entering Denmark and Norway. German troops passing a road sign for Chemin des Dames in Picardy, Northern France. Bomb exploding at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. American forces engaged in war against japan in the Pacific and against the Axis powers in Europe. U.S. soldiers throwing hand grenades. American wounded being carried on litters. People cheering liberating Allied forces in a European town. British soldiers on a vehicle displaying cartoon of Churchill. Soviet forces advancing in snow. U.S. steel and war plants in operation. Men and women working in American defense plants and war materiel factories, using drills, lathes, and power tools in the spirit of "Rosie the riveter." C.I.O. Poster to promote voting, during the war. Closeup of Sidney Hillman, President of Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. Spectators line sidewalks to get glimpse of President Franklin D.Roosevelt (FDR) in a motorcade. Silhouette of two soldiers helping wounded comrade. FDR's funeral cortege. U.S. troops taking a break, in a war zone. American school children run into a field. An atomic bomb explosion.
The Aisne Marne Operation in France during World War 1. U.S. Army units in Missy-aux-Bois. Infantry walk with rifles in grassy field. A French Saint-Chamond tank is seen moving in the background.