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  • Short Summary

    Footage of America's large army.

  • Description

    US soldiers in Europe.

    World War One; military. Various shots of US Army soldiers; location unknown but probably already arrived in Europe. Troops marching past; Army trucks at side; 2 British soldiers in BG watch. MS 2 African-American soldiers; one is helping the other adjust the big backpack. The guy moves around a bit; getting used to the weight; then they both walk off to rt. Truckload of soldiers driving past. Soldiers (looks like both black & white soldiers in last 2 scenes; although US army was not officially integrated until many years later) unloading truck.

    LS white US soldiers on train platform; getting water; one helps a woman Red Cross worker to fill a pitcher; she hurries away. Same soldier dips water for the other men; each holding several cups. Next MS another soldier (this one white) wearing all his equipment; he turns around slowly modelling his gear.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2520.04
    Media URN:
    77694
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1917 - 1918
    Sound:
    mute
    hd format:
    HD Cam
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:30:00 / 01:53:06:00
    Canister:
    ON 489 D

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