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Artillery and P-47s bombard and German-destroyed railroad yards in Brest, France.

Military operation in France. Capture of Brest, France: Animated map shows Allied troops entering into Brest. Aerial view of harbor in Brest. Soldiers adjust artillery. Artillery and P-47s bombard Brest. Smoke rises due to bombarding and firing. View of German-destroyed railroad yards. A tank destroyer in action bombard in streets of city. (World War II period).

Date: 1944
Duration: 2 min 48 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
Clip: 65675044537
U.S. Army 106th Engineers constructing a warehouse at waterfront in Brest, France during World War I.

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.

Date: 1918
Duration: 2 min 36 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
Clip: 65675070083
U.S. Army 501st and 529th Engineers excavate for a reservoir and repair roads in vicinity of Brest, France during World War I.

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 African American 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.

Date: 1918, February 5
Duration: 1 min 23 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
Clip: 65675070084
The USS George Washington carrying President Wilson to Brest, France, at end of World War I

President and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, on the deck of the USS George Washington, nearing France, en route to the Paris Peace Conference, at the end of World War 1. The President looks through binoculars, briefly. A U.S. battleshipis seen steaming ahead to port. The President motions with his hand towards another battleship,while speaking to Mrs. Wilson. (U.S. battleships and destroyers deployed in European waters joined the Presidential convoy as it approached Brest, France.) The camera pans across U.S. warships in the convoy. A dirigible is seen several hundred feet above the convoy. Closeup of the battleship, USS Oklahoma (BB-37). Camera shows French coast and flotilla moving toward Brest. President Wilson, dressed in overcoat and top hat, is seen on deck of the USS George Washington. He stands with Naval officers looking at the flotilla of U.S. warships.

Date: 1918, December 13
Duration: 4 min 59 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
Clip: 65675039610
U.S. servicemen watch a band concert at Place Wilson, Brest, France during World War I.

U.S. servicemen in Brest, France during World War 1 A crowd, including U.S. servicemen, watch a band concert at the Place Wilson, in downtown Brest. The band master standing in front and directs the band. Band members play instruments. Several people stand around and watch the concert.

Date: 1918
Duration: 33 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
Clip: 65675070091
A large Joint American-French ceremony at Kerfautras cemetery, Brest, France, honoring fallen in World War I

A U.S. Navy brass band plays a dirge as they march slowly into Kerfautras cemetery, on q path from the main entrance on rue Massillon, in Brest, France, during World War 1. They are followed by a contingent of sailors with shouldered arms, carrying an American flag and marching slowly. They are followed by a funeral coach pulled by two horses and escorted by U.S. Naval officers. Bringing up the rear is another contingent of U.S. sailors, marching slowly and not bearing arms. U.S. Army Brigadier General George Herbert Harries speaks during the funeral. Several high-ranking French and American officers seated behind the podium, including:. U.S. Army Major General William Crozier and U.S. Navy Admiral Henry Braid Wilson. A large number of American military and French military and civilian spectators are present. French and American flags fly side-by-side in the center of the gathering. French troops stand in front of a backdrop of black parsasols held by women behind them. Several children stand with the front line of French soldiers. One little girl holds an American flag. The French troops salute for the camera. The next scene shows a virtual sea of parasols and hats, including French women wearing fashionable bonnets and many men wearing straw boaters. High-ranking French and American military officers all stand and salute. Major General Crozier walks among graves of newly interred American fallen. He is accompanied by a Brigadier General wearing a black armband. Several field grade officers follow the Generals. At the end, a large memorial gathering is seen at a courtyard in the U.S. Naval Base at Brest. Sailors are drawn up in formation and many spectators are assembled. An American flag drapes a coffin flanked by several others leaning upright against a building wall. There is very little movement, so presumably words are being spoken.

Date: 1918
Duration: 2 min 27 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
Clip: 65675070096
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