March of Time -- outtakes -- bridges, ships, coal, street scenes
Reel 47. 100 feet. Shot on quays Usti, of boy [passing barge marked N.D.B.E. Magdeburg]. Shot of name of barge. Five shots of a Dissel tug marked Tabor Praha, sailing on the Elbe, showing countryside. Shot taken at Brensko, the Elbe frontier station, between Czechoslovakia and Germany. Passengers from ferry coming up steps and showing passport to Czech customs officials.
Reel 48. 100 feet. VS, taken showing the Tabor steaming up the Elbe, also showing typical Sudeten village on the other side of the river with mountains in background. Also showing large barge used for exports being towed by the Tabor. Sign reads: O.B.S.L. Praha.
Reel 44. 100 feet. Port of Usti on the Elbe river. This is the main port for exports to Germany en route to the U.S.
General view of the Elbe with a barge sailing on it, two bridges and view of the town. Two takes. MS, Usti station with two trains leaving.
Reel 45. 100 feet. MS, Elbe with harbor for barges with train passing. VS, views of Usti, with train and tram crossing bridges. Sign on barge reads: C.P.S.L. Praha. with train crossing a bridge in the BG. CU of sign on barge.
Reel 46. 100 feet. Shot of prow of barge with train passing on bridge. VS, sign on German barge, Hermann Miller Elster. Train loaded with Czech glass goods for New York, with boy on top of freight car, man below throwing rope to him. CU, crates read: "New York. Glass. Handle With Care. Made in Czechoslovakia." CU, Czech checking destinations on freight cars. Labels read: "Usti".
Can 43. 100 feet. Three shots of the S-D Party and Czech flags. One shot made with Tele-lense. Sign in two languages reads: "Karlsbad-Karl. Vary." General view of an industrial part of the Sudeten, with a train arriving from an open mine loaded with coal in the FG, the electrical plant for supplying Prague and coal mine. Chimneys and mountains in the BG.
Reel 44. 100 feet. Same as latter part of 43, but different angle. Mine is called Redvika, near Most. LS, open mine with an excavator loading a train with coal, the engine of another train passing in the FG. VS of the same mine at slightly different angles. LS, general view of industrial country in the Sudeten.
01:28:33 Reel 36. 100 feet. General view of mine head at Jachymov (the stone that radium is made of is mined here). Uranium ore, at time of film production, annual production was 2 grams, value 140M dollars. General view of Sudeten country near Jachymov. CU, coat of arms and sign in two languages at mine head. EXT, radium factory (Madame Curie worked here). Tobacco kiosk in Karlsbad, VS. Sign in two languages. Sign reads: "Kurhaus Steg--Lavka Uhazenskeho Domu," in FG on bridge Karlsbad with promenade and bath house in BG. Run out on shot of German drinking water.
Reel 37. 100 feet. German drinking water from spring. MS, spring with people getting mugs of Karlsbad water. Women talking on street corner, colonade in BG. Street scene, shot of sign "Do Prahy, Nach Prag." MS, hot water spring.
Reel 38. 100 feet. Street scene near Karlsbad with Czech policeman in FG. People reading Sudeten papers in the street. Sudeten countryside, general view with lake, fields, and mountains in BG, man passing along the road. Four shots, various angles of Jachymov Market.
- Film Title
Czechoslovakia-Prelude to Conquest
April 1-3, 1938
Bozi Dar, Czechoslovakia
Elbe River, Germany
Vejprty (Weipert), Czechoslovakia
Karlovy Vary, Czechoslovakia
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