American soldiers pray before raiding Mexico in search of Francisco "Pancho" Villa.
New Mexico, United States of America (USA).
After Francisco "Pancho" Villa made a raid into the United States in 1916, the Americans made a brief retaliation raid of Mexico and tried to track down Villa unsuccessfully.
This is footage of the US Army at the Mexican border. Opens with shot of a priest speaking outside a tent with a little altar and an Army officer standing behind him. Shot of masses of American soldiers dropping to one knee to pray holding their hats. Pan across the kneeling soldiers. They stand up and put hats back on.
Military, religion, prayer, ceremony.
Modified WPA record.