United States 27th Division marches for Second Battle of the Somme, in France, during World War I
Premont France Date:1918, September Duration:4 min 0 sec Sound:NO SOUND
United States 27th Division troops march past through village of Premont in France, during the Second Battle of the Somme, in World War 1. They march over muddy road dressed in rain gear, with tarpaulins protecting their horse-drawn caissons. American troops without helmets (wearing service caps) marching along road past bombed out ruins. Army truck and British soldier on a bicycle pass them going the opposite direction. Allied troops moving forward on a road, as several German prisoners of war march toward the rear, carrying stretchers with wounded, on their shoulders. British Mark V tank parked on hill, with Officers holding charts and conversing nearby. Horses pulling caissons and supplies to British battery of 18 pounders setting up in the field. British batteries firing, as more field artillery is seen being moved forward in the far distant background. Troops of American 27th Infantry wait in a trench as officers assess situation ahead. The signal is given and the troops advance out of the trench and across a field.
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