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Synopsis: The 32nd Red Arrow Infantry Division in WWI Europe as part of the American Expeditionary Forces AEF...(read more)

  • Date: 1918
  • Duration: 00:09:50
  • Sound: No
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: France

WWI - 32nd Infantry Division

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WWI - 32nd Infantry Division

Activities of the 32nd Infantry Division know as “Red Arrow” Division with the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) in WWI

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00:00:24;10

The 128th Infantry of the 32nd Division on the road near Royaumeix, France en route to the Ansauville sector in WW One (WWI)

00:00:47;06

Staff Officers of the 32nd division of the AEF being presented to General de Boissoudy of the French Army at La Chapelle, France May 24, 1918

00:01:43;00

Altenach Province of Alsace, Germany May 24, 1918. Major General W.G. Hann, commanding the 32nd Division, Brig General C.R. Boardman, Oshkosh, Wisconsin commanding 64th Brigade, 32nd Division with their staffs and regimental commanders being presented to General de Boissoudy of the French Army and his staff.

NOTE: The 32nd Div of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) is composed of the 125th, 126th, 127th, 128th Infantry and the 63rd and 64th Brigades and the former National Guard troops of the Wisconsin and Michigan. The 32nd Division was the first American Division on German soil.

00:02:43;20

Soppe-le-Haut, Province of Alsace Germany May 24, 1918. Brig. General L.C. Cobell, Grand Rapids Michigan, commanding 63rd Brigade, 32nd Division and regimental commanders being presented to General de Boissoudy of the French Army.

00:03:08;05

Field inspection and review of the 2nd Battalion, 128th Infantry, 64th Brigade, 32nd Division at Chavannes-les-Grands, France May 25, 1918.

00:05:49;15

Brig. General C.R. Boardman commanding 64th Brigade, 32nd Division and staff at Altenach, Alsace Germany June 2, 1918. Left-to-right Brig. General C.R. Boardman, Major General C.A. Green, Lieut. E. Regand, 9th Infantry Div., French Army 1st Lieut A.J. Lytle, A,D.C. 1st Lieut Otto G. Zemann.

00:05:58;00

Dispatch riders of the 64th Brigade. Shows motorcycle with side car.

00:06:08;02

On the front lines in WWI at Austerlitz Woods, Alsace, Germany June 15, 1918. Sgt. F.H. Holmes, Company C, 128th Infantry, 32nd Division locating a German sniper. This trench was originally built by the Germans. Soldier looking through binoculars trying to locate German sniper, soldier takes rifle and fires a shot.

00:07:00;00

A party consisting of Sgt F.H. Holmes, Sgt. E. Batough and Pvt. H. Grant , Company E, 128th Infantry in “no man's land” on the front lines at Austerlitz Woods, Alsace, Germany In WWI. The German lines are only 45 yards from this point. Pvt. Grant on the right has a record of picking off two German snipers in his four days of duty on the front lines.

00:08:21;12

Battalion Headquarters and underground communications center.

00:08:57;23

Interior scenes of a signal or communication center 40 feet underground and one mile from the front line trenches. The light used to obtain these scenes was a star shell, the same used for illumination of “no man's land” on the front lines.

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