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Summary: Stockshots of US troops on the Western Front, probably 1918.
Description: French soldiers show US troops, led by a lieutenant-colonel, the correct method of building a command post dugout - a large, solid and permanent structure. German prisoners lined up for the camera are told by their American guard to smile and eat as it pans over them. An early dawn bombardment (wrong light values, virtually nothing can be seen). A group of US soldiers walking down a road into a village, meant to be a company returning from a raid.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: United States Army & American Expeditionary Force (regiment/service)
French Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: defences, French - emplacement: dugout command post (object name)
prisoners of war, German - custody (object name)
operations, United States military - return (object name)