American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) moving by railroads in France during World War I
France Date:1918 Duration:2 min 7 sec Sound:NO SOUND
American forces moving by railroad in France during World war 1. A steam locomotive pulls a long train over tracks in a rail marshalling yard. The train includes troop passenger cars followed by flat cars carrying war materiel, such as wagons and artillery pieces, along with accompanying troops in the open. These are followed by more closed troop carrying cars. Next, U.S. soldiers and some sailors are seen walking on an outdoor rail platform as a train filled with sailors pull slowly into the station. Passengers and those on the ground wave to one another. View from front of a steam locomotive pulling a train headed toward the camera. A French woman moves a wheeled mobile gate beside a train track in France. French civilian men stand between nearby train tracks as a train carrying American soldiers passes them. Soldiers sit with their feet dangling out of the cars. An American flag is displayed on the last car.
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