United States Army Field Artillery Battalion of 92nd Infantry Division (Colored), "Buffalo Soldiers," equipped with tractor-drawn 8-inch Howitzers, in Mantes-Gassicourt, France during World War 2. African American soldiers of fire control group observe town below, from vantage point on overlooking hill. One of them looks through a periscopic binocular telescope. Others look through ordinary binoculars. Closeup of a Master Sergeant looking through binoculars. Camera pans across the valley, town, and agricultural fields below. Camera focuses briefly on Collegiate Church of Our Lady of Mantes (Notre Dame de Mantes) in Mantes-la-Jolie and then shifts to battery of 8 inch howitzers firing from camouflaged positions in foliage. Gun crews step away as each howitzer fires, and then rush back to reload and fire again. (Note: These batteries are likely from the 795th or the 999th Field Artillery Battalion)
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