Machine Gun Training
Noncommissioned officers of the 77th Division's 304th Machine Gun Battalion receive instruction on operating the Vickers machine gun from British Army Sgt. D. Harris in May 1918. This still photograph is from a silent movie called "Training with the British Army in Picardy, May 1918," which is found on the National Archives website. The 77th Division, who were mostly draftees from New York City, was among five U.S. divisions trained by the British Army during World War I.