British Royal Engineers work on on the Western Front. German prisoners. Cavalry headed toward the front
France Date:1918 Duration:1 min 50 sec Sound:NO SOUND
British Royal Engineers troops march to a project site, carrying picks and shovels. Next, they are seen digging a straight ditch following a course laid out by taut string. Sections of pipe are laid on the ground next to them. A large Army truck and an ambulance with red cross markings is seen near a large group of the soldiers. At least one injured is being carried shoulder-high by litter bearers. Several officers appear to be checking plans for the project. As the soldiers mill about, they look up towards the sky, as if noting airplanes above (unseen). The troops continue work on the project, which now appears to involve setting up fortifications. One soldier leaves walking a bicycle. Another view shows the area to be quite rocky, and a large pile of rocks has been used as part of the fortifications. Several ambulatory wounded German prisoners are seen walking toward the rear, as they are passed by a contingent of mounted cavalry headed toward the front (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
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