U.S. troops of the AEF engaged in trench warfare on the Western Front during World War I in France.
Europe Date:1918 Duration:1 min 11 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. troops of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) wearing gas maskes as they occupy trenches on the Western Front, in France, during World War 1. One soldier using a large hand-held "Ayrton" fan to clear lingering gas from a trench. A shell bursting in air above a fort, as a French FT 17 tank moves across the area. American infantry in gas masks, firing rifles from a trench, as gas drifts over them. A camouflaged French rail gun firing from a railroad siding. Two other views of French rail guns firing. Smoke rising from a nearby shell burst. More views of AEF troops firing rifles from trenches during gas attack. Soldiers moving across no-man's land as shells burst. A mammoth explosion from a demolition charge or siege mortar shell. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
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