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Tank Activities A.E.F. 1918 Reel-2

Public Domain Stock Footage Tank Activities A.E.F. 1918

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keywords: world war i, wwi, france, a.e.f. expeditionary forces, tank warfare, british mk tank, french renault ft-17 tank

Synopsis: Unedited footage of the AEF American Expeditionary Forces Light Tank School at Bourg, France. Displays the capability of the French Renault FT (FT-17) Tank in WWI...(read more)

  • Date: 1918
  • Duration: 00:08:13
  • Sound: No
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: France

Tank Activities AEF 1918: Reel-2

Tank Activities A.E.F. 1918 Reel-2

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Shows soldiers of the 326th and 327th Tank Battalions at the A.E.F. American Expeditionary Forces Light Tank School at Bourg, France. Mock training tanks made of plywood complete with turret armed with a Hotchkiss 8mm machine gun. The plywood training tank was mounted on a rocking device used to simulate movement over rough terrain while the trainee fired at a fixed target. Soldier rocking the training tank device while trainee fired the machine gun. Brief image of tanks and men of the A.E.F. Tank Corps.


CU of French Renault FT Tank supplied to the newly formed A.E.F. Tank Corps by the French. Rotation of tank turret and maneuverability of the Renault FT Tank. Shows a two-man crew of the Renault FT Tank. Renault FT tank moving into and climbing out of deep pit, five soldiers illustrate the depth and length of the pit. The French Renault FT WWI tanks demonstrate ability to advance over rough terrain. CU of three A.E.F Tank Corps Officers with Renault FT Tank in BG. Renault FT tank crashing through French hedgerow. Tank crews practice quickly climbing into tanks and quickly exiting tanks.


A tank unit presents a minstrel show or minstrelsy in France in WWI. The show consist of comic skits, variety acts, dancing and music.