1908 - Russia: POV from rear of train; Cavalry School 220497-12 | Footage Farm

1908 - Russia: POV from rear of train; Cavalry School 220497-12 | Footage Farm



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[1908 - Russia: POV from rear of train; Cavalry School]
A cavalry school in Postavy" 1908 (?)
POV from rear of moving train - railway tracks past timbers & logs along track; men seen alongside tracks. Into railyard. Dog peeing / pissing on pole.
01:51:09 Still lake w/ soldier rowing two others across, church w/ steeple on hill across lake.; pan w/ rowboat, Russian church, buildings beyond. Pan across park.
01:51:34 Russian soldiers outside factory building, steam coming out.
01:51:44 Fencers come forward onto dirt lot, men put on masks & fencing. Take off masks & shake hands.
01:52:04 Military playing soccer / football on dirt road.
01:52:19 Tilt down steeple on gothic building. Soldiers at sentry post / guard post.
01:52:32 Nitrate decomposition.
01:52:39 Military band playing outside large brick building, soldiers wander around. Officer watch band leave. Soldiers hold log on shoulders for several horses & cavalry riders to leap over as officers watch.
1900s; Russian Railroad Transportation; Military Training; Recreation;

There were special court cameramen and photographers who captured the daily life of the Romanov family. The Company of von Gun filmed the Tsar, and with the permission of the Ministry of the Court, showed these films in movie theatres beginning in 1907. Before the February 1917 Revolution, the von Gun Company was the main provider of the Tsar's chronicles in the Russian film industry. After 1907 other filmmakers were permitted to film the Royal family, including A. Drankov, V. Bulla (the elder), Khanzhonkov Company, Pate Company, and others. Before the beginning of World War I a newsreel became popular capturing military parades, holidays, reviews and drills. Many are devoted to the Fleet. They document everyday life of the Baltic Sea and Black Sea squadrons. Some of the newsreels document the fire of the Maly Theatre in Moscow, mass gymnastics, auto and motor races, zoos and animal preserves, and the life of peoples of the Russian Empire. The objects of filming were political and cultural figures, the construction of warships, the Moscow flood, the testing of new agricultural equipment and the oil industry in Baku. There are also films showing the towns of Russia, etc. During World War I, cameramen captured events on all fronts. Before 1915, the exclusive rights to film battles belonged to the Film Department of the Skobelev Committee. The Skobelev Committee of the Assistance to the Wounded Soldiers of the General Staff was founded in November 1904 as a public organization. By the order of the Scobelev Committee many cameramen filmed the events of the World War I, such as Englishman Arcol (representative of Pate Company, filmed on South-Western and Caucasus fronts), cameramen E.D. Dored (represented American companies) and P.V. Ermolov, (filmed events on Caucasus front); P.K. Novitskiy (Gomount Company), N.M. Toporkov, K.E. von Gan, A.K. Gan-Jagelskiy, made filming in the General Headquarters. Other cameramen such as: A. G Lemberg, S, Zebel, Trushe, etc. also worked at the fronts. Cameramen filmed the war not only on the fronts but also from the rear. Since the first month of the war until 1917 the Scobelev Committee produced about 70 newsreels. From 1914 to 1915 cameramen of the Scobelev Committee produced 21 series of the newsreel "Russian Military Chronicle". The materials of this newsreel were used many times for the separate films made by Scobelev Committee and other film companies. Read more at: http://www.pbs.org/redfiles/rao/archives/rgakfd/textind10.html



1908 - 1918


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