Architecture of Verdun in Verdun-sur-Meuse, France during World War I. View of Verdun: the ramparts, walls (eighty feet thick), and the river bridge on the banks of Meuse. French civilians at the Meuse on a Monday: people beside a pond. Shell holes and people in the holes.
A film about the role of Negro soldiers during various wars in the United States. A dramatization shows a Negro soldier of the Spanish -American War. He also talks about his role in Cuba and the construction of the Panama Canal. Footage of the Panama Canal being constructed and ships underway in the canal. U.S. Army forces including black soldiers boarding troop transport ships bound for Europe during World War 1. A railroad train carries Negro soldiers to France during World War I. Negro soldier units under General Pershing march in formation with an Army band in France during World War 1. Negro soldiers work and fight against the Germans, including the 813th Pioneer Regiment near Marseilles, the 332nd Labor Battalion, and the 808th Pioneer Regiment near Verdun. Negro soldiers racing for front lines including the soldiers with the 8th Illinois and the 372nd regiment and the 371st, and also the 369th in the Argonne. View from behind soldier as he fires a machine gun, and U.S. Army soldiers firing artillery. Negro soldiers of the 369th being decorated and receiving the Croix de Guerre for their heroic actions in World War I. The negro soldiers march at a parade in New York City following World War I and are greeted by throngs of enthusiastic negro civilians attending the parade. View of Henry Johnson being congratulated by civilians after he and Needham Roberts performed with exceptional heroism and received the Croix de Guerre. Close up view of the Croix de guerre medal on a uniform. Graves of Negro soldiers who lost their lives during World War I at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. View of the All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors in Logan Square in Philadelphia. View of a stone memorial in France in tribute to the efforts of the negro soldiers of the 371st Infantry Division who fought and died there on April 21, 1918 during World War 1.
Battalion H.- Verdun Campaign in Verdun-sur-Meuse, France during World War I. A church at Herbecourt. The ruins and debris seen. The wounded French soldiers sought refuge in this church, killed during bombardment.
Battalion H.- Verdun Campaign in Verdun-sur-Meuse, France during World War I. The rubble of Maricourt. An unexploded Zeppelin bomb on the ground.
A fire in Verdun-sur-Meuse, France during World War I. A fire truck driven on road during a fire in buildings in Verdun-sur-Meuse. Firemen spray water hoses on buildings. A sign reads : 'Hopital Temporaire'. Shelled buildings seen.
Action and Service condition in The Saint Mihiel Drive in France. General John Joseph Pershing writes in his office. Allied troops on trucks pass by road. Trees besides road. Horse cart and troops on horses pass on road. A cartoon about the threat to Verdun. A map shows French province across Moselle River. Soldiers stand in dugout at Montsec in Meuse department, France. (World War I. World War 1. WWI. WW1)