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    WWI vidio France.

    https://youtu.be/K8eILOcKWdY

    My grandfather fought in this battle.
    THE ST. MIHIEL OFFENSIVE, SEPT. 10-25, 1918, 26TH DIVISION

    https://youtu.be/s5MIf2MMB0c

    Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26 to November 11, 1918, 89th Division



    Not much of the battles, but I enjoyed the uniforms and weapons.


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    Fascinating film from now more than 100 years ago
    Is that a narrow gauge rail track at point 47 to 120 ? I wonder if it was just for then new Signal Corps motion picture camera.
    Or was it to move artillery shells to the guns
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    Interesting, thanks for posting that. Was the 2 star Pershing?

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    Enjoyed seeing them. Combination of early vehicles and large use of horse drawn wagons/etc. The uniforms, equipment, their activities and even the kitchen was interesting to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckshot View Post
    Enjoyed seeing them. Combination of early vehicles and large use of horse drawn wagons/etc. The uniforms, equipment, their activities and even the kitchen was interesting to see.
    Yes the field kitchen was interesting
    We thought about it for a long time, "Endeavor to persevere." And when we had thought about it long enough, we declared war on the Union

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    We just returned from two weeks in London, Paris, and Germany (Nurburgring Race Track, Dusselberg, Solingen, Cologne, and Heidelburg. Returning from Germany we stopped at the Verdun Battle Ground and went to the Museum there.

    There were some films shown from that time period; very eye opening however was the Ossuary with the bones of approximately 150,000 soldiers from both sides; and the US Military Cemetery there. Interred there are over 14,000 US Troops; both from WWI and WWII. It is the largest US Military Cemetery in Europe; Omaha Beach has over 9,000 buried there. According to a sign the Military Cemetery in Manila, with over 16,000 mortal remains is the largest outside the Continental US.

    Five years ago in Paris we weren't able to visit the French Military Museum at Napoleon's Tomb because of a Military Funeral Service; this time I was like a kid in a candy store looking at all the stuff from armor, early firearms, all the way up to WWII....

    A few pics from 5 years ago:


    Napoleon's Tomb


    US Cemetery, Omaha Beach, Normandy, France


    the only known Coast Guardsman interred in the US Cemetery at Omaha Beach. Actually he is listed as MIA.
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    There was one section in the film showing a group of US officers with their sam brown belts and NO sidearms? I thought in theater they always had them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don in IA View Post
    Interesting, thanks for posting that. Was the 2 star Pershing?
    Pershing was a five star in WWI.

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    My Grandfather Lee was in the 79th Div in WWI.

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