U.S. 4-star Admiral and French officers inspect a U.S. Navy railway gun in France, during World War I
France Date:1918 Duration:1 min 20 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Views of a gun battery comprising one camouflaged U.S. 14-inch fifty-caliber Naval gun, mounted on a railway carriage, accompanied by a train of rail cars containing everything needed for its operation and supply, in France, during World War 1. An American Army officer discusses the train and gun with an American 4-star Admiral, and Allied officers, including one British and several French officers. A U.S. Navy Captain accompanies the Admiral. A French officer climbs aboard one rail car to examine it. Next sequence shows the gun battery crewmen in a mess line being served in front of the train's mess car. Brief view of gunners going down into dugout beside the train. More views of gunners in mess line.
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