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Shots Of The World War 1917-1918

Public Domain Stock Footage Shots Of The World War 1917-1918

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keywords: world war i, wwi, france, unrestricted submarine warfare, german u-boats, army boot camp, president woodrow wilson, general john j. pershing, depth charge attack, trench warfare

Synopsis: Selected scenes of WWI with German U-Boats attacking merchant ships, civilian recruits in Army boot camp, arrival of the A.E.F. in France and trench warfare....(read more)

  • Date: 1917-1918
  • Duration: 00:10:09
  • Sound: No
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: United States, Europe

Shots Of The World War 1917-1918

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Shots Of The World War 1917-1918

Early in 1917 Germany announced her intentions to engage in unrestricted submarine warfare. Shows freighter sinking after a German U-Boat attack in WWI. President Woodrow Wilson looking out of window of his White House office. German submarine (U-Boat) uses deck gun to sink a freighter. President Wilson at once broke off diplomatic relations with Germany. Shows President Woodrow Wilson at his White House desk. Image of the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building with American flag in FG. On April 6, 1917 President Wilson appeared before Congress and asked Congress to declare war on Germany. Large poster reads " War Is Declared".

WWI Army recruits in civilian clothes arrive at reception center (induction center) at Camp McClellan, Alabama for basic training or "boot Camp". Shows Army recruits in formation, some still in civilian clothes drilling with wooden rifle replicas (WWI wooden drill rifle). Shows WWI Army recruits physical exercise training. Army recruits marching in formation. Army recruits firing machine guns, bayonet drill, and "double-time" in formation. American soldiers of the A.E.F. (American Expeditionary Forces) arriving at a train station after basic training. Soldiers boarding train and waving as train pull out of station.

Major General John J. Pershing, Commander in Chief of the A.E.F. sailed for France May 28, 1917 on the S.S. Baltic troop ship. CU image of Major General Pershing aboard the S.S. Baltic in 1917. Two weeks later the perilous feat of landing 2,000,000 American soldiers safely in France. Shows soldiers of the 1st Division boarding the liner SS Leviathan at Newport News, Virginia. Shows the troop ship SS Leviathan underway.

Periscope of a German U-Boat is spotted. Shows ship gun on escort destroyer loaded and fired at german submarine. SS Leviathan sounds steam whistle and troops assemble at lifeboats stations. Shows 4 stack destroyer in convoy at flank speed, depth charges are dropped, explosions of depth charges. A spot of oil tells the tale. Shows sailor signaling (communicating) with other ships with flags. Soldiers of the A.E.F. Walk down gangplank (disembark) SS Leviathan in France.

Shows A.E.F. troops on train in France. American Major General Pershing conferring with French General Joffre in France. American troops (Doughboys) in trucks on way to front lines. A.E.F. Troops marching to the front lines on the Western Front. CU of U.S. soldier firing Enfield rifle. With the Germans advancing rapidly toward Paris on May 29, 1918 French refugees clog the roads fleeing further south to safety. Shows Units of the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division on the way to Chateau Thierry. Shows the American 2nd Infantry Division on trucks leaving for the front.

Shows A.E.F. 2nd Division soldiers in trenches on the front lines in WWI. Shows A.E.F. (Doughboys) in the Battle of Chateau-Thierry, part of the second Battle of the Marne. Soldiers firing weapons, CU soldiers firing 50 cal. machine gun. 2nd Division soldiers fire Railway Gun (Railroad Artillery). Shows gun firing and resulting explosion as projectile strikes target. American 103rd Infantry Regiment soldiers putting on gas masks. U.S. soldiers load and fire a trench mortar. Shows soldiers of the U.S. 103 Infantry Regiment wearing gas masks and firing rifles from trench.

Shows the bridge over the Marne at Chateau Thierry that was destroyed June 5, 1918 by the French as the Germans were crossing. A great American-Franco counter offensive was planned. Image of French General Joffre and American Major General Pershing. At 4:35 AM July 18, 1918 the U.S. 103rd Infantry goes "over the top".