Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin Delano Roosevelt inspects a U.S. Navy railroad gun in France during World War I.
France Date:1918 Duration:1 min 23 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A railroad train carrying a U.S. Navy 14-inch railway gun, on a Mk I gun car, along with other cars containing associated personnel,supplies and equipment, arriving at a depot in France, during World 1. Most of the cars are marked "USN." In next scene, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, stands in a field with two U.S. Navy Captains and U.S. Army Major General Henry T. Allen, along with two other Army officers. General Allen escorts Roosevelt to the railway gun train, where he climbs aboard the rear access door of the Mk I car. An American flag flies over the car. Camera pans along the car to where Roosevelt is seen standing beneath the 14-inch gun barrel. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
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