Good footage of gas mask drill by American nurses, somewhere in England.
Titles read: 'Somewhere in England. Gas Drill by American Nurses.'
Nurses standing in 2 rows in a field; wearing long white uniforms; and hanging from their necks; bags for the gas mask equipment. They quickly put on gas masks as a cloud of smoke blows over them from behind. Wearing the masks; the nurses climb into trucks. Nurses now come back out of trucks; walk towards camera and towards blowing smoke (or poison gas; which it represents). They start to step down; disappearing into the smoke.
DS of nurses walking through a smoky narrow trench. Nurses in a trench (not smoky yet) putting on gas masks. CU nurse wearing gas mask, she pulls off the mask and smiles.
Chemical warfare; Western Front World War One; medicine; women war workers.