American Expeditionary Forces arriving in France, during World War I
United States USA Date:1917, June 8 Duration:1 min 20 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A large group of French women stand on a pier, waving American flags, as a troop ship arrives at a port in France, during World War 1. American Expeditionary Forces (AEF), soldiers of the U.S.1st Infantry Division, crowd her deck. The troops are seen leaving the ship by gangplank, and crowding the pier. They then assemble and march off. They proceed through dense crowds on both sides of their line of march. U.S. troops marching along a French city street are approached by French women expressing their appreciation. A French policeman walks with a bicycle, alongside the troops. French policemen march along, behind the Americans. Scene shifts to American soldiers playing musical instruments as others dance with women at an outdoor waterfront cafe, as they wait for transport. Allied officers are seen standing in front of a collection of canvas covered shelters, with a sign above, reading: "Camp Franco-Americain." (This is where arriving American troops undergo training by the French.) (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
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