United States Army troops train for gas attacks and then deploy to France where they encounter enemy gas in World War I
France Date:1918 Duration:6 min 26 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A United States Army training film about defense against chemical warfare. United States troops wearing gas masks undergo training with gas masks in the United States. They fire artillery. An officer wears a diaphragm gas mask which enables his command to be heard by the gun crew. A divisional chemical officer makes an inspection of the training for the division commander. He gives last minute advice to an assembled group of officers. Troops wearing gas masks undergo a drill on a field. U.S. troops are deployed to France and are seen marching toward front line positions during World War I. The Germans launch a cloud attack of poisonous gas. The troops lay down in the field with rifles in their hands. Soldiers rest covering themselves with a large sheet.
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