European Theater Date:1918 Duration:1 min 50 sec Sound:NO SOUND
American infantry and horse-drawn artillery move along a road in World War 1. U.S. troops moving quietly through serpentine trenches at the front during final phases of World War 1. "Linga, DCI, Rincalzi" stenciled on wood sign near trenches. The area is battle-scarred, but no hostilities are in progess. Another scene shows American troops in a deep trench behind barbed wire, with rifles and fixed bayonets at the ready. Scene shifts to German and Turkish prisoners of war being escorted by American soldiers, past destroyed buildings and rubble. Several prisoners wheel wounded comrade on a gurney. Another change of scene shows small contingent of U.S. Cavalry, carrying American flag as they ride out of village, along a debris strewn road, followed by several U.S. soldiers riding bicycles. Later, a large number of troops march along the same road led by bandsmen in uniform. Brief glimpse of Ottoman troops on horseback.Smoke or gas rising along battle line. American troops run toward it and one appears to reach for his gas mask. Glimpse of troops and some civilians making their way down a broken boardwalk at edge of a bay. A bomb or shell crater in midst of open fields.
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