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Summary: Men of the Australian Corps with the two US divisions loaned to it prior to the Breaking of the Hindenburg Line, Western Front, September 1918.
Description: Headquarters rear echelon troops of Australian 1st and 2nd Divisions wait at a rail depot in bush hats and full equipment. The same men embark on a train at another place, filmed from on top of the train. The last men rush on board as the train moves off (possibly different phases of the same journey). A column of US Infantry marches up a dirt road as Australian transport comes back in the other direction. The Americans are from 27th (New York) or 30th (Old Hickory) Divisions, loaned to the Australians. American gunners try out an Australian 18-pounder field gun, probably in training, after which the gun is covered in camouflage netting. Two American soldiers, sitting in a wagon, talk casually to an Australian.
Production Details: Australian War Records Section (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Australian Army, Australian Imperial Force, 1st Division (regiment/service)
Australian Army, Australian Imperial Force, 2nd Division (regiment/service)
British Army, Australian Imperial Force, Div 1 (regiment/service)
British Army, Australian Imperial Force, Div 2 (regiment/service)
United States Army & American Expeditionary Force (regiment/service)
United States Army & Div 27 (regiment/service)
United States Army & Div 30 (regiment/service)
Keywords: society, Australian military - friendship (object name)
society, United States military - friendship (object name)
transport, Australian military - rail (object name)
operations, Australian military - movement: rail (object name)
operations, United States military - movement: march (object name)
weapons, British - gun: 18-pounder field gun & [Australian] (object name)
training, United States military - weapons: artillery (object name)