American World War I cemeteries in France, as seen in 1919
France Date:1919 Duration:3 min 44 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Panning View from a nearby hill, overlooking an American World War I cemetery, somewhere in France, as seen in 1919. It is layed out in the form of a long rectangle, with white roads and paths enclosing and crisscrossing the entire area, so that each individual row of graves is bounded by a white path. Its major roads intersect at a circle with flagpole at the center. The cemetery is in a level field surrounded by pastureland, except for the overlooking hill from which it is photographed. Scene shifts to Argonne American cemetery in France. Aerial views of graves. Foliage at the hill side. Plantings form letters of cemetery name i.e."Argonne Cemetery," at the edge of the field of crosses. The American flag flies at the cemetery. Individual Graves are seen marked with numbered white crosses bearing names of fallen American soldiers of World War 1. Several markers bear the cross of David, at graves of Jewish American soldiers. Closeups of some crosses near end of sequence. One is numbered 201, and reads: "George C. Long, Pvt. CO M. 327 Inf.
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