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Meuse-Argonne Offensive, WWI
Unedited actual footage taken under combat action conditions in WWI in France. The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, also called the Battle of The Argonne Forest, was part of the final Allied offensive of the Great War. The objective of the American Forces was the capture of the southern line railroad hub at Sedan France, part of a rail network supporting the German Army. This proved to be the greatest American battle of World War 1. Trucks and troops move along a road. Troops wait in trenches for zero hour. Field artillery guns are loaded and fired. Long range railway or railroad artillery piece fired. Shows machine gun firing. Troops advance through open country. Tank advancing and firing. “37's” were effective against machine guns in the open. Shows 37 mm artillery gun firing. US troops in prone positions fire guns and throw hand grenades toward machine nests on edge of forest. Wounded soldier carried on litter. Desolate battlefield landscape scarred by battle. A column of soldiers march along rough terrain. Prisoners carry wounded on litter. Soldier reads letter. U.S. Army General John Pershing decorates US Soldiers. Supplies being brought up to front line. Close up artillery gun firing, close up machine gun firing. The railway near Sedan, France. Shot List: WWI Meuse-Argonne Offensive.