U.S. Army 106th Engineers constructing a warehouse at waterfront in Brest, France during World War I.
Brest France Date:1918 Duration:2 min 36 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Army 106th Engineers in the Port de Commerce (commercial harbour) of Brest, France during World War 1. This site is adjacent to L'arsenal de Brest (Arsenal of Brest) military and naval installations on the river Penfeld. U.S. Army 106th Engineers are constructing a warehouse in the area of Basin 5. View of Engineers raising a completed section of trusswork for the warehouse, by means of cables. Engineer using power drill on sections of new trusswork being assembled on the ground. German prisoners of war using two-man saw and hammers as they cut and install wooden joists in the construction. The working prisoners are monitored by U.S Army officer. German prisoners excavating at entrance of the building. Wider view of construction site, showing rail cars nearby and construction material everywhere. A barge plying waters of River Penfeld in background, and a variety of vessels tied up in the harbor. A bridge in the backgound. Engineers tending a large steam-driven machine sheltered in a shed.
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