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German emperor William II and family; German troops

Film | Accession Number: 2008.383.1 | RG Number: RG-60.1273 | Film ID: 2915

"Reel 1" Intertitles in English. "The Crown Prince of Germany with some of his family" Walking towards the camera. 01:04:55 Brothers and sons of German Emperor William II (left to right): HIH (Seine Kaiserliche Hoheit, His Imperial Highness) Prince August Wilhelm ("Auwi"), HIH Crown Prince Wilhelm, HIH Prince Eitel Friedrich, with their wives. 01:05:11 HM German Emperor William II gets into the carriage, wearing the uniform of his body hussars. 01:05:17 German troops parade before German Emperor William II. He is talking with (very likely) German Duke Ernst-August of Brunswick-Lueneburg. 01:05:49 HM German Empress Auguste Viktoria, the wife of HM German Emperor William II, and HIH Princess Viktoria Luise, the daughter. Images filmed in celebration of the wedding between Duke Ernst-August of Brunswick-Lueneburg and HIH Princess Auguste Viktoria in 1913. 01:06:11 Men drinking at a table. 01:06:51 "Unidentified" MS, military men with women in the street. 01:07:06 "General Von Hindenburg" exits a building in uniform and greets spectators. Good CUs. 01:07:50 "Unidentified" Men in uniform marching. 01:08:06 "German soldiers marching in the streets of Berlin in the early days of the war, spiked helmets" German soldiers parade in Berlin, Brandenburg gate, some on horseback. 01:10:03 "German soldiers about to entrain for the front stop for a bite to eat and drink" Women pin flowers on troops and distribute drinks and sandwiches. They board a train. 01:10:56 "German cavalry on the march" Germans going off to war in the streets, passing Otto Stuertz shop. Happy. Spectators line the streets. 01:11:48 "A column of auto trucks leaving for the theater of war" Parading German troops with military vehicles. 01:12:45 "Heavy siege artillery in action before Antwerp" Marching along road with big-wheeled tanks. Equipment in the fields emphasizing German strength/might. Medics stand next to tanks (artillery), church steeple in BG. 01:14:20 "German infantry moving up to the front stops by the road-side for dinner. This scene and those following were taken in East Prussia in the early days of the war" Chopping wood on road, soldiers milling about. 01:14:50 "Infantry on the road again after the halt." Men pick up packs and prepare to push forward. They line up, take bayonets, and march off. Parade with drummers pass by a man on a horse chatting with another officer wearing goggles. 01:16:02 "The motorcycle brigade gets ready" Men run to their motor-bikes and rush ahead (one struggles with a broken bike). Off they go.

Film Title
German War Film
Event:  1914-1918
Berlin, Germany
Antwerp, Belgium
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2021-09-28 10:49:29
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