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  • Short Summary

    American troops in action and General Pershing presents medal to a soldier.

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    Titles read: 'Great Meuse Battle - Americans smashing Kriemhilde Line. (Issued under the auspices of the American Government.)'.


    Probably October 1918; in the 2nd Phase of the Meuse-Argonne offensive; when the 5th Corps broke through the Kriemhilde Line.

    Shot looking down; some trees; bushes; below in FG; then across some open land; toward more trees and bushes; some soldiers can be seen moving below. Boom! Shells explode; smoke; across the open space CU field gun; set up pointing over a battered brick wall; with some bombed buildings in bg; a group of soldiers can be seen between wall and ruins. Gun fires. Soldier comes up behind it to reload.

    CU American General John J Pershing decorating young American soldier; standing at end of a row of other soldiers. Pershing turns around and speaks to an officer; then finishes pinning on the medal; steps back and speaks; then shakes hands; both he and the soldier smiling proudly.

    Honours; USA. World War One; battles.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:09:00 / 01:56:09:00
    ON 109 E

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