U.S. Army 501st and 529th Engineers excavate for a reservoir and repair roads in vicinity of Brest, France during World War I.
Brest France Date:1918, February 5 Duration:1 min 23 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Army 501st and 529th Engineers in Brest, France during World War 1. First segment: Excavation for a reservoir underway. The name of the reservoir is Kerguillo (sometimes written Kerguillau). It is located in the commune of BOHARS, near Brest. Houses beside the excavation site. Second segment: In downtown Brest, African American soldiers of negro U.S. Army 501st Engineers dig with pick axes on the Rampe du port de commerce (road access to the commercial harbour). A staircase in the background that provides walking access to the commercial harbour. People standing above them on the Cours Dajot and watching. Third segment: A few men of U.S. Army 529th Engineers doing electrical work in a street. One of them at the top of a ladder leaning against a pole in front of a building. Another soldier supporting the base of the ladder.
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