Negro stevedores of U.S. Army Service Battalion handle war supply cargo at seaport in Bordeaux, France, during World War I.
Bordeaux France Date:1918 Duration:2 min 43 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Negro stevedores of U.S. Army Service Battalion, World War 1, transfer military cargo from ships to railroad cars, at seaport, in Bordeaux, France, supplying Base Section Number 2. They move cartons, piled up on pier, to trolleys. U.S. Army officer steps forward to organize work, and another soldier starts to help, tossing cartons to stevedores. Freighter in the background. Stevedore rides past on motorized tractor. Others stand near stack of iron bars, as dock crane lowers cargo net filled with cartons. Stevedores release cargo cartons from crane sling. Negro U.S. Army stevedores pose for the camera. Men haul wheel cart and trailer. Crane loads iron bar stack aboard railroad car, as U.S. Army supervisor personally shifts its direction, as it descends, to allow it to fit.
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