German prisoners, captured in battle of Verdun, are marched through the town of Souilly (20km from Verdun), France during World War I. French cavalry ride between groups of German prisoners as they march them along the street. Armed French infantrymen stand guard along the sides of the street. Altogether, 6,000 German prisoners march on their way to a prison camp.
German troops captured in the battle of Verdun, during World War One, are held temporarily at prison camp in Souilly (Meuse), France. French soldiers stand guard with the prisoners. Conditions are rainy and muddy. German prisoners line up to receive canvas tents for their immediate shelter. For their first meal they receive bread and canned food. Group of captured German officers pose. The German prisoners are loaded into army trucks for transport to more permanent prison camps, in the rear. (Slate says "They will return to the peace camps in France" or words to that effect.)
An American Hospital Train in Souilly, France during World War I. The hospital train arrives at an evacuation hospital in Souilly. Tents set up at the evacuation hospital. Wounded soldiers of U.S. 364th Infantry on litters being unloaded from the train. The soldiers on the litters are carried into a tent.
Montage of scenes related to European mobilization and preparations for World War I, from 1914 through 1919, plus brief views of Mark VIII tank maneuvers, circa 1924. Patriotic French citizens fill a street as France mobilizes for World War 1. Italian soldiers marching to war through a town. British King George V seen with Prime Minister David Lloyd George and other British officials. British First Lord of Admiralty, Winston Churchill poses and "mugs" for camera. British troops being transported along a country road on double-decker buses and slogging through the mud in France. Two French soldiers join the line of "tommies" to be photographed, and then step out of line to watch. King George V with Field Marshal Douglas Haig, and other officers, next to their automobiles in field, during the King's visit to his troops in 1916. The King and British officers observe tests of Mark IV tank, circa 1917. Scene shifts to August 10, 1916 showing the Prince of Wales and King George V, accompanied by Field Marshal Douglas Haig, and other officers, observing the Battle of Pozières (in Battle of the Somme) from a safe distance, using a telescope. U.S. Army Mark VIII International Tanks in daytime and nighttime maneuvers (likely at Fort Meade, Maryland) circa 1924.
Victorious Allied troops walk behind a British Mark I tank (male) on a dirt road in France, after the battle of the Ancre at end of the 1916 Battle of the Somme, in World War 1. The troops appear relieved at the pause in hostilities and many cheer. Later, a large group of Allied troops relaxes and enjoys a meal of field rations, in a captured German position. A bonfire helps them keep warm. (Note: From British Government documentary "Battle of the Ancre and Advance of the tanks" shot during the 1916 Battle of the Ancre.)
Scene from feature film about World War 1, circa 1916, in France. British tank crosses a battlefield under fire. It is an MkV Supply Tank with dummy guns fitted to simulate a fighting tank. British troops sheltering in a shell-hole recognize it as friendly and follow it towards enemy lines, where it rides over the parapet of a German trench and crushes a machine-gun position.