U.S. 1st Division troops process German prisoners following the Battle of Cantigny in World War I
Cantigny France Date:1918 Duration:2 min 19 sec Sound:NO SOUND
German prisoners of war (POWs) held in an outdoor wire enclosure, by U.S. First Division troops behind the lines near Catigny, France, during World War 1. Closeups of two German prisoners, each with a U.S. Army interrogator. The second one is being spoken to by a U.S. Army lieutenant. View of several prisoners, including a German medical corpsman, attending a wounded on a litter. German prisoners being searched and processed by two French soldiers under supervision of a U.S. Army officer. U.S. troops in the background. U.S. General John J. Pershing, Commander of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) steps from a headquarters building, behind the lines near Catigny, France, accompanied by Major General Robert L. Bullard, Commander of the U.S. First Division, and staff. They proceed along pavement in front of several buildings. Next scene shows Pershing and Major General Bullard entering a wooded area, where U.S. troops line a path and several German prisoners are faced away from the path. The American generals look over some German officer prisoners drawn up in a small group on one side of the path. They continue past a wire enclosure containing German prisoners, on the other side of the path.
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