U.S. troops of the 1st Division, AEF, train with light artillery piece during World War I
France Date:1917, August Duration:39 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Troops of the First Division, American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) move down a hill with a horse-drawn caisson and small artillery piece, at their training grounds in Gondrecourt, France, during World War 1. In the next scene two gunners crouch behind the shield of a Vickers Q.F. Mark II 40mm Gun. An instructor stands over them and they fire the gun at his command, several times. The hot expended shells drop between the gunners. The assistant gunner loads a new round through the gun breech, for the next firing. Several other soldiers sit in the background observing and presumably awaiting their turn to practice firing the Vickers gun.
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