US 27th Division soldiers bathe behind the lines. Soldiers march at 'Ecole de Preservation.'
France Date:1918, September 24 Duration:2 min 11 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Second Battle of the Somme in World War 1.German prisoners of war assembled in fenced areas of a field. British Mark V tank in background. Allied troops move a small artillery piece down from peak of a hill. American soldiers carrying towels as they enter a building to bathe, in a rear area camp.Some of them are seen inspecting their clothing for pests before putting it back on. Others are rewrapping their leggings and putting on boots.Troops marching up a hill. Others coming through a gate engraved with name: "Ecole de Preservation." They march over a bridge from the gate. A young soldier being interviewed.He wears a ribbon on his uniform for a decoration he may have just received. He salutes an officer who stops to talk and shake hands with him.
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