Troops of the 2nd Field Signal Battalion, 1st Division, AEF, train at Gondrecourt, France, in World War I
France Date:1917, August Duration:2 min 11 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Several soldiers of the American 2nd Field Signal Battalion, unpack and set up equipment for a field communications center, at the Gondrecourt training center of the 1st Division, American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) in France, during World War 1. In moments, one of the group begins to transmit messages via radiotelegraphy. Two soldiers work together as one reads a message and the other transmits it with a large signal lamp. Across the field another soldier reads the lamp signals with binoculars, while his companion writes the message on a pad. Back at the first site (field communications center), a soldier tests their radio telephone. Several signal troops sit and copy messages sent by the signal lamp team, who are seen again. A soldier at the field center sends a message. A soldier hands a message to the signal lamp team.More messages are processed at the field communications center.
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