Advancing German troops are subject to heavy Allied shelling during World War I
France Date:1918 Duration:4 min 13 sec Sound:NO SOUND
German troops being shelled heavily by Allied artillery as they advance in France during World War 1. German soldiers rush out of their dugout and move quickly through a trench, and then across No-Man's Land, where smoke rises from exploding shells. Three German soldiers firing a Maxim machine gun from dug-in position. A tremendous explosion near the camera. German troops running around and through a huge crater and hunkered down behind a dirt hill, that they climb, as another tremendous explosion occurs just over the hill. Scene changes to German troops advancing through dried mud boulders and across a field, as what appear to be gas shells, explode nearby. Camera pans across the gas fumes. A German tank seem dimly in background. Heavy black smoke clouds rise from German soldiers using flame throwers. More gas shells exploding as German soldiers run past in foreground, avoiding the clouds. Series of gas shell explosions from Allied barrage. A British Mark V tank with name "Erni" painted on it, maneuvering. German gun crew picks up their Maxim machine gun and runs forward. German troops running forward with gas shells exploding in near background. Advancing German soldiers using flame thrower. German troops in deep trench, with others seen silhouetted against light sky, as they run across a ridge in background. View from low hill of German troops running across No-Man's Land and climbing over a fallen tree as they ascend the hill near the camera. German troops running past bomb and shell craters as they advance. French soldiers, taken prisoners of war, are escorted along a road near a French village. Final scene shows some American prisoners being escorted through the village.
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