America embraces marksmanship training after Spanish-American War. American troops fire weapons in World War I
France Date:1918 Duration:1 min 35 sec Sound:Yes
The uses and importance of weapons since ancient times in the United States. Pages showing U.S Congress Act creating the National Bureau for the Promotion of Rifle Practice, 1903. Exteriors of the 71st Regiment National Guard Armory building in New York City at Park Avenue and 33rd Street. People enter the building. German troops on parade circa 1914. American troops mobilized for World War 1, and traveling on troop trains in 1918. Troops moving along a muddy road, with military supplies in wagons being pulled by horses. American soldiers firing their 1903 Springfield rifles, from a bunker in France. Americans firing a M1914 Hotchkiss air-cooled machine gun and another U.S. gun crew firing a Browning M1917 water-cooled machine gun. U.S. troops wearing gas masks, firing a trench mortar. American gun crew firing a 155mm howitzer (as some hold their ears).French troops walk past destroyed buildings above which a blimp is seen flying with French observers in a gondola suspended underneath.
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