General Charles P Summerall addresses American 18th Infantry troops in France during World War I.
France Date:1918, September Duration:2 min 34 sec Sound:NO SOUND
American Expeditionary Forces troops of the 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, are seen assembled in formation on a large open field in France, during World War 1. In the background, a staff car is seen speeding toward their position, along a dirt road. Viewed from the rear, the troops, who have left shouldered arms, execute order arms with their rifles. After a moment, they execute right shoulder arms and later present arms, as Major General Charles P. Summerall, Commander of the 1st Infantry Division, rides into the center of the field, mounted on a horse, saluting the troops as he rides. Closeup of General Summerall speaking to the troops. View from behind several of his military staff standing behind at the edge of the field. Front view of staff members. Standing foremost is Brigadier General Frank Parker, Commander of the 18th Infantry. Slightly behind, to his left, are a lieutenant Colonel and a full Colonel. Junior officers are behind them. Closeup of the Adjutant, on horseback, and then of General Summerall. Next, General Summerall is seen walking in front of troops in formation, speaking to and shaking hands with some. General Parker walks behind, along with other staff officers.Change of scene shows General Parker, flanked by two of his staff officers, standing on the field.
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