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British troops fire artillery and wade across No Man's Land on the Western Front during World War I

British troops fight against Germans on the Western Front during World War I. British troops fire artillery. British troops load shells in artillery. The British forces advance from trenches and attack across No Man's Land. British troops pass shells in a line and load artillery. Troops climb out underneath barbed wire and leave trenches to advance on battlefield in World War 1; several close-up scenes in trenches and of trench warfare. Tanks crossing over trenches. Soldiers carry ammunition from a bunker. A German soldier dies. Artillery is fired, tanks move on the battlefield. German troops operate a machine gun. A wire mesh in the foreground. British troops emerge from trench together and begin running across No Man's Land during an offensive charge.

Date: 1917
Duration: 2 min 48 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
German troops advance and take prisoners in the European Theater during World War I.

German troops in the European Theater during World War I. German Kaiserine Hermine Reuss talks to medics and German officers in Berlin, Germany before a hospital train leaves for the war front. German units advance past a building towards the western front. Horse drawn carts loaded with supply boxes being pulled along. Allied prisoners march as German soldiers keep guard.

Date: 1918
Duration: 1 min 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
French soldiers among battle ruins during World War 1. French officer receives military decoration.

French soldier comfortably settled in ruins of building, cigarette in mouth, smiles and waves at camera. French soldiers among battle ruins during World War I on Western Front. Destroyed buildings. French officers and soldiers stand about by cars parked at a wartime ceremony in which soldier is being decorated. Fade to interior of the Gem Theatre, in Brooklyn, New York City, where these World War I scenes are part of series projected on the movie screen. Woman playing piano at front of movie theater to accompany the movie.

Date: 1917
Duration: 47 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
German SS (Schutzstaffel) troops destroy U.S. tanks and dig emplacements in the European Theater of World War II.

German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel visits the command post of German General Eugen Meidl in the European Theater of World War II. A map of the Western Front of France. German soldiers rest in troop carriers as Generals Rommel and Meidl confer. German infantry, supported by artillery and armor, enters villages. German SS (Schutzstaffel) troops destroy U.S. tanks and dig emplacements. A U.S. airplane is downed by antiaircraft fire. Explosions on a field. German artillery and rockets detonate an Allied munitions store.

Date: 1944
Duration: 6 min 51 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Russian forces in World War I, during Winter of 1917

Russian troops eating while settled in a field during a snow storm, in World War 1. They are all dressed in warm clothing. Their rifles are stacked amongst them. Several soldiers entertain others by dancing, accompanied by a violinist and an accordianist. A mascot dog is held on leash by an onlooker. Scene shifts to infantrymen marching loosely, behind mounted officer, along path in a snowy field. Later, they proceed single file through snow. A town square is seen jammed with soldiers and civilians. Several hold large banners. A uniformed man passes out paper fliers to the crowd. Troops are seen carrying flags as they march through the snow. Then they form in a large circle, and are addressed by a senior officer, as a clergyman stands behind him. Inserted view of Lev Kamenev addressing troops, in a warmer time and place. Sequence then reverts back to troops in the snow, displaying red flag, and seemingly pledging allegiance to the Bolsheviks. Final scenes show troops parading in snowy Red Square, in Moscow.

Date: 1917
Duration: 1 min 14 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Generals and officers watch the wreckage at Canal du Nord in the Western Front.

Ruins of the Canal du Nord in the Western Front. Wreckage in the field. Soldiers stand near a crater in the field. Officers and dignitaries arrive in cars on the street. They talk to the soldiers and watch the ruins. General Dyng talks to the soldiers. British Field Marshal and French Premier discuss amongst themselves. Soldiers stand in a line with raised guns. Dignitaries walk in front of the soldiers. A building along the side of the field. Dignitaries and officers inspect the wrecked German headquarters. Dignitaries get into their car and the car moves. Wreckage in the field.

Date: 1935
Duration: 4 min 39 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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