Assorted scenes of World war I, as America enters in 1917
United States USA Date:1917 Duration:5 min 57 sec Sound:NO SOUND
An Allied ship in final stage of sinking by a German U-Boat during world War I. The ship's boilers explode as she goes under. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson looking out a window in his office. Officers and crew crowd conning tower of a German submarine as it approaches a steamer it has stopped at sea. View of shells from the U-Boat's deck gun, striking at the ship's waterline. View from the U-Boat deck of the ship sinking. She disappears, bow-first, beneath the water. Black smoke issues from her stack. President Wilson signing papers at his desk. American flag flying in front of the nation's capitol. President Wilson addressing the Congress and obtaining a declaration of war against Germany, on April 6, 1917. A banner reading: "War is declared." Recruits marching into an Army Post, in civilian clothes, carrying personal baggage. Regular U.S. soldiers beginning the basic training of recruits. Recruits learning the manual of arms, with wooden substitute weapons. Recruits engaged in Calisthenics outdoors at an army base. contingents of uniformed and trained American soldiers marching along a road. Soldiers practicing live fire with machine guns, and engaged in bayonet training. Troops in formation double-time marching. American troops marching to trains at a railroad station, as spectators cheer them. They board train and wave as it pulls out of the station. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
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