Russian Soldiers (1914-1916), Russian Empire

Russian Soldiers (1914-1916), Russian Empire



Russian Soldiers.

World War One. Russian Front scenes; etc.

Opens with same footage already found on ON 175 Q. Soldiers in heavy winter coats; fur hats; rifles; march across snow toward camera. LS same soldiers in single-file line; marching across snow, to left; big hills of snow in BG. These troops climbing snow covered mountain. GV over area with Russian Army resting; soldiers sit or recline on ground. Closer same; soldiers lying on the grass; a few trees in BG.

Galician peasants / farmers return home after Russian advance. Refugees approach on dirt road; incl. woman carrying child; boys of various ages; man w/ child; etc. Displaced persons; civilians; horse-drawn wagons on left. Women in long skirts & scarves lead cows; woman w/ bag over shoulder; holding hand of little boy; etc; CU family group: man & children; in front of wagon loaded w/ all possessions; man is holding baby; boys stand by his sides; girl sitting up in wagon.

Russian soldiers (Cossacks?) in fur hats; carry wounded man on stretcher; other soldiers follow. MS same group & others on beach; 2 men (1 w/ Red Cross armband) lift stretcher onto boat full of wounded Cossacks. Closer shot boat; man pushes & climbs on as it starts to move toward ship in distance. Looking down on street in town; many soldiers march on sides. Street level view same; more similar. Roll call of exhausted soldiers.
FILM ID:2358.01



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:



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