Description:The rail station at Châtel-Chéhéry near the Aisne on 11th October 1918 showing the limit of the German advance to Paris. A view of the town itself two days later. German prisoners of war at a camp at Souilly on 14th October building new huts for themselves. The headquarters of II Corps at Saint Quentin, German prisoners passing through the town, and damage to the cathedral, 14-15th October. Headquarters of 5th Division at Bois de Tuileries-en-Fayel Farm (between Cuisy and Montfaucon), where Sergeant W B Prince of the G2 (Intelligence) Branch plots the line of advance, and Private M J Goldstein passes a note to Captain H B Payne. The divisional commander poses with his staff, left to right Lieutenant R W Kingman, Major-General John McMahon, Lieutenant L E Devereaux, and Colonel C A Trott. General John J Pershing and Major-General Hines, the commander of III Corps, leave after a conference with McMahon. The camp of 78th Division in the River Aire valley at Apremont on 15th October, where 'F' Battery, 307th Field Artillery, practises signals. The water-supply depot of 304th Engineers, 79th Division, at Vaux-les-Palameix (which is in ruins) on 16th October. 304th Engineers at Saint-Remy on 17th October demolishes damaged buildings for road-fill.
US official film of their own troops on the Western Front, 11th-17th October 1918.
Mots-clés:EFG1914 / World War I / Prince, W B / Goldstein, M J / Payne, H B / Kingman, R W / McMahon, John / Devereaux, L E / Trott, C A / Pershing, John Joseph / Hines, J L / United States Army & American Expeditionary Force / United States Army & Corps 2 / United States Army & Div 5 / United States Army & Corps 3 / United States Army & Div 78 & Field Artillery Regt 307, F Bty / United States Army & Div 79 & Engineer Regt 304 / buildings, French - commercial: railway station / prisoners of war, German - custody / prisoners of war, German - movement / buildings, United States - military: headquarters (II Corps) / buildings, French - religious: cathedral & [damaged] / buildings, United States - military: headquarters (5th Division) / strategy, United States / training, United States military - specialist: signals / communications, United States military - direct / destruction, French military - area: artillery bombardment / demolition, United States - safety / 01/3(4-15).9 / Chatel-Chehery, Ardennes, France / Souilly, Meuse, France / Saint-Quentin, Aisne, France / Bois de Tuileries-en-Fayel Farm, Montfaucon, Aisne, France / Aire (River), France / Apremont, Meuse, France / Vaux-les-Palameix, Meuse, France / Saint-Rémy-de-Plans, France / camera / World War, 1914-1918 -- Motion pictures and the war