WWI - Newsreel Excerpts 220766-03 | Footage Farm

WWI - Newsreel Excerpts 220766-03 | Footage Farm



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21:35:09 Exterior The Gem Theatre - and interior of cinema, newsreel of Czar / Tsar on screen, woman playing organ in front of screen. Audience in foreground.
21:35:55 Kaiser Wilhelm on royal stag hunt. Slaughter of stags; Franz Josef between rows of people; Military ceremony. Unid soldiers.
21:36:30 German troops goose step; Cavalry. Russian armored battalion - mass of autos; Russian cavalry; Lancers (German?);
21:37:33 Belgian refugees along road; Sign War declared on Germany - British mobilize - Haig?
French in trenches - troops on horseback - railway gun. Artillery. More trenches.
21:39:00 Warships at sea - alarm sounded - battleships firing broadsides. Turkish battleship sinks. Crowds celebrate - France? Soldiers marching
21:40:00 King George V, Lloyd George and others out of building. Winston Churchill poses outside building.
21:40:16 British troops transported by truck and on foot. King George V with officer. Tank demonstration - moody shot tanks moving forward through smoke / gas.
21:41:04 Russians eat during blizzard; Russian soldiers dance drunkenly; Russian retreat; retreat through snow;
21:41:46 Revolutionary demonstration - leaflets handed out; Trotsky ? addresses troops
21:42:19 Petain ceremony, kisses lady & child Military maneuvers? Railway gun - shells in freight cars. Big guns firing. Smoke and huge explosions, some CU Battle scenes.
21:43:24 French among ruins - bomb damaged buildings. French ceremony. Re-establish interior of movie theater.

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



1914 - 1918


Romanov Empire - Империя Романовых

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