German artillery shells Allied positions in France during World War I
France Date:1918 Duration:2 min 39 sec Sound:NO SOUND
View from German front lines, as their artillery bombards Allied positions in World War 1. As shells begin to strike, some Allied soldiers are seen silhouetted against the sky, in the background, as they leave their trenches for safer positions. A battery of German 21-cm Mörser guns. Closeup of one firing. American soldiers firing a heavy artillery piece. An Allied camp with soldiers, horses and mules. Their gunners are firing a French 75 artillery piece. Scene shifts back to the German lines, where German soldiers in a bunker are firing at rapidly advancing Allied troops, spread across a wide field. German soldiers firing an Austro-Hungarian Schwartzlose M.07/12 machine gun. Allied troops running across the field of view. Two German soldiers in a trench, watch as several other German soldiers retreat back through brush and wire,towards their trench, and fall to Allied gunfire before they can reach safety. Scene goes black and then shifts to German infantry climbing out of a deep trench and running forward, over downed barbed wire, up a small hill, and moving along a zig-zag trench. Next, a German infantryman is seen lying down as he probes to cut through barbed wire in a mass of Allied obstacles. Other German soldiers jump up and throw hand grenades over the barriers. The German infantrymen then advance through the barriers. Scene shifts to German soldiers stringing wire for field communications. A German soldier speaking on a field telephone
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