U.S. 111th Infantry units rest and 119th Field Artillery fire guns in France during World War I
France Date:1918, July Duration:2 min 6 sec Sound:NO SOUND
The Aisne-Marne Operation in France during World War 1. American Expeditionary Forces (AEC) 111th Infantry contingent bivouacked on side of a hill in Crezeney, France. Their horses graze in field below. Closeup of soldiers drinking directly from a small pond, and filling containers with water from it. Battle-damaged buildings in the background. Scene shifts to U.S. 119th Field Artillery, near Mount Saint Martin in Lorraine. A gun crew is seen behind an entrenched French heavy gun (Canon de 155mm Long Mle 1917 GPF). Views of the gun breech and open split tail carriage. Closeup of Gunner cranking a control wheel to elevate the gun barrel. He then makes some fine aiming adjustments. Camera focuses on a soldier standing near a large tree trunk and then pans over to the gunner adjusting aim of the 155mm gun. Scene shifts to another gun crew in some shrubbery, firing a French 75 field piece.
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