American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) being transported by French railroads during World War I
France Date:1918 Duration:2 min 6 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A railroad marshalling yard in France during World War 1. Several American soldiers stand near tracks as a French locomotive pulls a train past them. With all tracks now clear except for one long train of box cars, American soldiers walk beside the train carrying their full field packs and 1903 Springfield rifles as they board the box cars. Closeup of some soldiers boarding. They wear Garrison caps and carry their steel helmets with their packs. Officers monitor the boarding activity. Next, a steam locomotive is seen pulling the long train of loaded box cars. Soldiers sit with their feet dangling from open box car doors. Closeups of locomotives pulling a train of closed freight cars and of another pulling various cargoes, including wooden poles and building materials.
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