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Americans fight in World War I

Film | Accession Number: 2008.383.1 | RG Number: RG-60.1275 | Film ID: 2915

Miscellaneous Film 50 / Signal Corps / U.S. Army. Reel 4. 01:27:12 "Behind the lines long range guns swell the storm of destruction" US artillery in fields, troops, firing with camouflaged vehicles, smoke rising in the distance. More weapons firing, equipment. 01:29:30 "The famous 75's in action at Le Cotes de Forinent, September 27, 1918" Men set off weapons, CUs. 01:30:24 "The tanks advance to do their bit" Views of tanks moving in the fields with soldiers nearby, smoke. 01:32:27 "Shelling an ammunition dump" Weapons fire. 01:33:04 "Every man on his toes - amid the roar of guns and whine of shells" Loading artillery, ruins in BG. 01:33:51 "A flock of aeroplanes getting ready for a trip over the lines" LS, planes lined up in airfield. 01:34:13 "This is how bombs are attached to an aeroplane" MS, men affix weapons to a plane wing. 01:35:03 "They're off! A squadron of aeroplanes out for the battle led by Lt. Quentin Roosevelt" Bi-planes in flight. 01:36:09 "Captain Eddie Rickenbacker American 'Ace of Aces' over the lines - looking for a scrap" View of Eddie from inside his plane. 01:36:24 "Bombing the German lines" Planes overhead, dropping bombs, smoke in fields. 01:37:03 "As night descends - the gloom is pierced by signal rockets" Firebombs at night, dropping from the sky.

Event:  1914-1918
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:43:36
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