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Secretary of War Newton D Baker and othersl drawing second draft of WWI draft numbers in United States.

Draft and mobilization activities for World War I in 1917-1918. Major General Enoch H Crowder and his staff assembled for calling to colors the registrants of 5th June, 1918. Scenes of the second draft on June 27, 1918 are shown. Major General Enoch H. Crowder delivers an opening remark on the occasion. The United States Secretary of War, Newton D Baker, Senator George E Chamberlain, Senator Francis E Warren, General Peyton C March, Major General Enoch Crowder and Ms. 'Major Billie' Welborn draw draft numbers in July 1918. The first numbers drawn are 246, 1168, 6818, 469, and 1091 respectively. Men note down the results of the draw in charts and on a board.

Date: 1918, June 27
Duration: 5 min 28 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
United States military officials test Ford 3-ton M1918 tanks built by Ford Motor on an open field in Michigan.

Testing of 3-ton M1918 tanks built by Ford run an obstacle course lay out on an open field behind residential area. Military and civilian officials observe as tanks cross gullies and climb earth banks. One of the tanks overturns in gully and another one fails to scale a mound of mud. Military officials gather to observe the overturned tank. (World War i; World War 1; WWI; WW1)

Date: 1918
Duration: 2 min 13 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Chemists experiment with chlorine gas for influenza immunizations at Chemical Warfare Service in United States.

Experiments with chlorine gas for influenza immunizations in United States. A World War I tank sprays gas in a field. View of American soldiers during 1917 to 1918 period of World War I, in a trench, wearing gas masks, and firing rifles at enemy positions. Post war tests on use of Chlorine gas to control the flu (emerging from 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic), inspired by low rate of influenza among U.S. soldiers exposed to chlorine gas during the war. Man enters a chlorine chamber at the Chemical Warfare Service. A chart on the wall showing results on symptoms after exposure in chlorine chamger. A woman in 1920s hat carrying a tissue is treated with chlorine gas. A testing apparatus on a table. Group of patients sit together in a chlorine chamber being exposed to the chlorine gas. A busy business man in a suit receives a portable chlorine gas treatment in his office as he is too busy to visit the chlorine chamber.

Date: 1924
Duration: 1 min 51 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
World War I United States arms factory

A U.S. arms manufacturing in World War 1. Hundreds of workers seen at shift change, waiting for their respective trolley cars passing on tracks between arms manufacturing plant's buildings. Women at work on metal working machines in an arms factory. Racks of Browning Automatic Rifles (Rifle, Caliber .30, Automatic, Browning, M1918) are being moved about. Assemblers are seen hand fitting parts for the Browning M1917 water cooled machine gun. One man makes final assembly adjustments to one of the machine guns set up on tripod in the factory. He enjoys firing the Browning M1917 machine gun. (Note:The M1917 and M1918 BAR were manufactured by numerous American arms makers. Colt, Remington, Marlin, Royal typewriter, Winchester. Most of the M1917 machine guns were manufactured by New England Westinghouse.)

Date: 1917
Duration: 1 min 53 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Belgian soldiers on a ship as it arrives in Bordeaux, France.

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.)

Date: 1918, June 24
Duration: 21 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Captains J. A. Meissner and Eddie Rickenbacker seated in their airborne aircraft in France, during World War I.

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)

Date: 1918, October 18
Duration: 5 min 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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