French Men in Sedan France stand near shops and businesses near the Meuse river. People stand on the street. Other people walk along the street. Buildings along the streets of Sedan France. A statue in the town square. The main town hall building with letters "R F" on it. Smiling French troops walk by quickly as they return following the World War 1 armistice.
Camera pans across old established Cemetery at Sedan, France. New wooden crosses of fallen soldiers are seen on outer edges of the cemetery, which is otherwise filled with older monuments and stones marking graves of local people. (World War I. World War 1. WWI. WW1)
Firemen respond to a fire in a new sedan fire engine, and they put out the fire in a building in Paris, France. Fire fighters rush outside a building. The firemen rush to a "fire-engine sedan, which is a sedan car fitted with pumps and equipment attached to the rear of the vehicle, used for putting out fire. The firemen get into the sedan and drive away. The sedan arrives at a fire-stricken building. The firemen get out of the vehicle and take the pump and other equipment from the rear of the sedan, hook up hoses to local fire hydrants, and start putting out the fire. The firemen are seen spraying water from a hose onto the building on fire.
View of picture of 1908 McLauglin-Buick and 1915 sedan auto. Map of Europe with German Iron Cross superimposed. Newspapers running off presses. Headline on paper reading, 'Arch Duke Assassinated.' Headline reading, 'Germany Declares War; All Europe is in Arms.' Headline reading, 'Germany Invades France', superimposed over German troops marching in background. Headline, 'French Resist at Marne.' Headline, 'Lusitania Sunk' with picture of the ship. Newspaper presses running. Printer reading paper with headlines 'U.S. Declares War.' Paper reading, 'U.S. At War.' Headline, 'U.S. Troops Land in France.' Billboard sign, 'Beat Back the Hun With Liberty Bonds' superimposed over picture of troops marching in background. Ships under construction. Destroyer underway.
American Expeditionary Forces during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in France in World War I. American Expeditionary Force troops load shells in an artillery piece. U.S. troops fire artillery. Smoke rises due to explosions on ground. American soldiers wait in trenches and fire a machine gun. Panoramic view of the battlefield under an artillery barrage. U.S. artillery fire shells. Vehicles being driven on road. Prisoners carry injured soldiers on litters. Dead bodies of German enemy on ground. Soldiers advance through ruins. Soldiers on horses near bombed buildings of town. Soldiers run across a street. A tall building possibly a church being bombed as a massive explosion is seen. American troops advance and are seen along a railroad near Sedan.
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)