U.S. 165th Infantry soldiers are inspected, issued clothing, and paid, in France during World War I.
France Date:1918, June 3 Duration:2 min 39 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Officers inspect troops from Company B, 165th Infantry Regiment (42nd Infantry, Rainbow Division) in France during World War 1. The soldiers are lined up in front of their pup tents, in a field. Captain K. C. Siebert, Lieutenant R. Doris and Lieutenant F. W. Carter inspect strong dugouts of Company A, in a hillside just behind the front lines, at Chasseurs, France. Officers walk out of the passageway of an adjoining heavy stone structure (Headquarters?). Scene shifts to U.S. Machine gun battalions firing French Hotchkiss M1914 heavy machine guns. At each position, one soldier feeds a strip of 8mm Lebel cartridge ammunition while the other fires the weapon. Slate states that the firing is toward a German town 2,800 meters away. Men of a machine gun company are seen lined up to receive issues of personal clothing from Quartermaster. Soldiers of the 165th Infantry receiving pay from paymasters at an outdoor table near a hillside dugout. One counts out a soldier's pay and another annotates a pay ledger.
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