United States USA Date:1918 Duration:1 min 6 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Army artillerymen training with a French 75 field piece and caisson during World War 1. A supervisor makes notes as artillery gunners in training prepare to arm and fire the field gun. A soldier quickly takes a shell from the caisson and places it into the gun breech. Some distance away, a soldier with an optical director instrument gives hand signals to the gun crew. Closeup of the instrument. Gunner making adjustments to aiming apparatus on the gun and then using mechanical measuring device to set elevation on gun barrel. Instrument in gunner's hand. A telescope being set up by a gunner. Periscopic binoculars being used. A soldier using a range finder. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
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