First Division troops of the AEF in training at Gondrecourt, France, during World War I.
France Date:1917 Duration:3 min 59 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Panoramic view of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) First Division training area in Gondrecourt, France, during World War 1. American troops training during the summer of 1917. A contingent is seen in formation on a field. About ten officers walk through the ranks on inspection. A mounted officer reviews 1st Division infantry on parade, led by mounted officers followed by the division marching band. The troops march on a broad front of about 25, or more, abreast. The troops stand with rifles, in a large formation at order arms. They perform simultaneous rifle drill maneuvers including: present arms;order arms; right shoulder arms; left shoulder arms; inspection arms;left shoulder arms;right shoulder arms; inspection arms;
and order arms.
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