Life aboard the SS Leviathan troopship, carrying 12 thousand American soldiers to France during World War 1.The largest ship afloat, she was formerly the German ocean liner, Vaterland. Soldiers in regular sleeping compartments lie on vertical bunks, some stacked 3 or 4 high. View of the Sick Bay on the ship where patients have less crowded conditions. A Navy medical officer makes rounds, checking each patient. A medical technician is seen sterilizing instruments in a steam autoclave.
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