WW I move of 77th Division of New York draftees, was not so secret in April 1918
180806-A-ZZ999-001.JPG Photo By: U.S. Army Signal Corps via National Archive

France - Noncommissioned officers of the 77th Divison's 304th Machine gun battalion receive instruction in operating the Vickers machine gun from British Army Sgt. D. Harris, a member of the 44th Machinegun Company of the 44th Battalion in May 1918 in this still from a 1918 silent movie , "Training with the British Army in Picardy, May 1918" on the National Archve's wesbite. The 77th Division, composed of draftee Soldiers from New York City, was one of five American divisons which was trainined by the British Army after arriving in France. ( U.S. Army photo by U.S. Army Signal Corps via National Archives)


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