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Meuse-Argonne Offensive 35th Division 1918

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keywords: world war i, wwi, france, meuse-argonne offensive, a.e.f. 35th infantry division, american expeditionary forces, trenches

Synopsis: Unedited footage of the American Expeditionary Forces 35th Infantry Division in France arrives in the Vauquois sector of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive....(read more)

  • Date: 1918
  • Duration: 00:09:51
  • Sound: No
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: France

Meuse-Argonne Offensive 35th Division 1918

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Meuse-Argonne Offensive 35th Division 1918

The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, also known as the Maas-Argonne Offensive and Battle of the Argonne Forest, was part of the final Allied offensive along the western front in WWI. Shows the troops of the U.S. 137th Infantry Regiment, A.E.F. 35th Infantry  Division, march through a French town. Two soldiers on motorcycle pass on the road. Troops carry field packs and march along the wet muddy road. U.S. troops of the 137th Infantry Regiment march in loose formation along a French dirt road. officer on horseback is between groups. The troops pass an overturned truck on side of road.

U.S. 128th F.A. (Field Artillery) troops enter Courouvre France. Artillery guns are towed, ammunition is carried in horse-drawn wagons. Shows several U.S. soldiers riding motorcycles on a dirt road in France, one motorcycle with side car. Shows map of Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Verdun sector. U.S. 139th Infantry Regiment troops, 35th Infantry Division, occupy dugouts on the western front during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in WWI. 139th Infantry Regiment troops rest under a tin roof next to large rock. Soldier sitting to left rolls a cigarette and receives a light from another soldier. Two soldiers look and wave from a dug-out and drops canvas cover. CU of U.S. 139th Infantry Regiment troops in dug-out or trench. Shows three soldiers at top of dug-out, one aims rifle. One soldier in prone position at top of trench parapet, other soldiers in trench with rifles ready in FG. Silhouette of fence in front of trench. Silhouette of soldier aiming and firing rifle and ducking down.

Shows United States propaganda document that reads "What Are We Fighting For"? Document turned over, back side reads "Why Are We Still Fighting"? Shows a heavy fortified American headquarters in France in WWI. Commanding Officer reads "Orders of The Day" as Staff Officer makes notes. Officers salute Commanding Officer. Encampment of the 138th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, under camouflaged netting or tarpaulins in France in WWI. Campfires burning in BG. Soldiers seen emerging from under camouflaged netting or tarpaulins.

U.S. 130th F.A. (Field Artillery) Regiment troops clean and fire French 75 mm field gun. CU of gun crew checking field artillery gun for angle of elevation, range of fire and firing. Shows battlefield map of sector east of Verdun, France in WWI. Field artillery gun crew fire French 75 mm artillery gun. Shows U.S. 130th F.A. troops carrying artillery shells (ammunition) on shoulders down dirt path in the woods. Artillery shells are stacked near a camouflaged artillery gun.