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Summary: US forces arriving in France, probably 1918.
Description: US soldiers disembark from their ship at a French port. A group of US Navy officers and men posed with French children they have temporarily adopted. More Infantry on the march. A long column of US nurses, in navy blue capes, marching towards a railway yard. A troop train carrying the Infantry leaves the yard.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: United States Army & American Expeditionary Force (regiment/service)
United States Navy (regiment/service)
American Red Cross (regiment/service)
Keywords: operations, United States military - movement: ship (object name)
operations, United States military - movement: rail (object name)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 166 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Title: this is taken from the shotsheet.
Cameraman: the store ledger gives this film as having been taken on 16 May 1918 by Jeapes. This seems unlikely.
Summary: from the shotsheet captions, this was probably intended for an American rather than a British market and may even be US film.
Shotsheet: this is unusually detailed.
Technical: the quality of the film is very poor, making it hard to view properly.