American troops training with mortars and machine guns, in France during World War I
France Date:1917, August Duration:1 min 30 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Troops of the First Division, American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) pose in front of a building at their Gondrecourt training area in France, during World War 1. Six Stokes mortars are set up in a line on the ground in front of them, with unit flags fastened to them. Two soldiers adjust elevation of a Stokes mortar and then commence firing it rapidly. Another pair of soldiers are seen firing a Hotchkiss M1914 machine gun. They remove the gun and its tripod carriage, separately when done firing.
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