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Brief views of Berlin Germany just prior to World War I, circa 1914

A German classical orchestra conductor is seen performing in spotlight against black background. A busy street with pedestrians, horse-drawn vehicles and an elevated train crossing the street, in Berlin, Germany. A railroad train arriving in Berlin, and passengers stepping from the train and walking along the platform. Fashionably dressed pedestrians and vehicles near the overhead Bahnhof (train station) bridge on Friedrichstrasse. A man and woman board a motor bus. Busy traffic of horse-drawn buses and carriages, and occasional motor vehicle, crowding street at busy intersection. Scene shifts to a theater stage where actors are performing in a play.

Date: 1914
Duration: 48 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
German forces achieve early progress during 1914 in world War I

Actors in a play converse against painted backdrop depicting the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany. German soldiers advancing (not under fire) through field and trees in World War 1. They pass a cross marking a grave. Actors playing rolls of mother, father, and their boy, greet a German soldier who enters their home. He is in uniform including Pickelhaube (spiked helmet). He presents some papers to the father, who directs him to someone else (unseen) in the household. Next, the soldier bids the family goodbye. He is now carrying two large packages and a bottle of him two packages and a bottle of wine. A contingent of German soldiers are seen marching, loosely, as they are led by an army band playing their instruments. Spectators, including a number of children, walk alongside the soldiers. Next, spectators crowd around what appears to be an imperial coach, pulled by a team of four white horses. (The occupant of the carriage is not visible.) More marching soldiers are seen passing close to spectators. A troop of German Hussar lancers parades on horseback in full military uniforms. Soldiers march across a crowded square. German troops marshalling beside a rail road train at an outdoor stop. Some soldiers move along a road in horse-drawn wagons. Officers are seen riding in an automobile followed by troops in motorized trucks. Troops with horses, wagons, artillery and other equipment organize for movement to the battle front. A series of newspapers is seen, with dates commencing.August 8, 1914.They report on German military actions. One dated August 21st reports German troops in Brussels. Another, dated September 3, 1914 reports the advance on Paris. One dated August 25th reports war in the East. A September 1st paper reports a great advance in France. German troops are seen trudging along in formation. a line of German military covered wagons entering a French town as other German soldiers busy themselves occupying it. Large numbers of French townspeople evacuate with belongings. some walk and carry goods in wheel barrows. Others leave in horse-drawn wagons. And some depart in automobiles. Occupying German troops are seen in cold weather clothing, at an outdoor mess. Their arms are stacked and they eat from personal mess gear. German soldiers airing out their bedding and settling into a park in a French town. Scene shifts to patrons at a crowded outdoor cafe in Berlin. A tram passes in the background.

Date: 1914
Duration: 2 min 36 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Boats on the Spree River, Berlin, Germany, circa 1914.

View from Treptower Park, Berlin, Germany, of a sightseeing boat cruising on the Spree River. Closeup of the boat with many passengers on board, pulling into the park area. Scene shifts to dock in the park and several motor boats. A woman walks on the dock, past two park attendants, and steps aboard a small sightseeing boat. The larger boat, seen earlier, is passing by the end of the docks, in the background, causing boats at the dock to rock . A man and woman, in a pedal pontoon boat, bump into a small boat being rowed by a man.

Date: 1914
Duration: 24 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Scenes of Berlin Germany circa 1914

Guards of the crown prince of Prussia assembling in front of the New Guard House (Neue Wache), on unter den linden in Berlin, Germany. Closeup of them in formation presenting arms. Street filled with people in an informal parade. View of horse-drawn vehicle traffic passing the Lustgarten fountain, with Old Museum building in background. The Old Museum building in front of the Reichstag building on Königsplatz (King's Square). Continuous heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic. A disabled horse-drawn wagon with broken wheel. Fire department responding to an alarm. They open several doors at front ot the firehouse and pull fire engines out to hook them to horses. Next, they are seen riding on fire engines, each pulled by a pair of horses. Abrupt change of scene to costumed performer on stage singing a song.

Date: 1914
Duration: 45 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Scenes in City of Berlin, Germany, before World War 2

Berlin,Germany. Views of the Siegessaeule with Victory statue atop in Tiergarten Park. The Berliner Stadtschloss, also called the City Palace, Berlin. The Berliner Dom or Berlin Cathedral. Person laying flowers at a 1914 World War I memorial. A man making a telephone call and women working at a telephone switchboard. Police in an open car blow trumpet style horn to get through traffic. Guardsmen control huge crowd as some dignitaries make their way into a building. Newspaper edition in a press, newsstand with many papers and magazines, people getting in and out of a tram. Cafe beside river Spree. Bridge over river Spree. People dancing in a large park. Brief moments of on-location background sound during some scenes.

Date: 1932
Duration: 1 min 39 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Germany mobilizes for World War I

A poster on a wall, in Berlin Germany, announces Mobilization. German soldiers in uniforms,including Pickelhaube (spiked helmets), assemble in a courtyard. Others are assembled in a city square. where they examine and sight their rifles, while being watched by several officers, dressed in long coats and caps. Members of an Army band walk rapidly past the camera, carrying their drums and other instruments, but not playing them. Soldiers assembled in a small square, with their arms stacked. A German army officer walks rapidly past civilian recruits gathered in a large square to join the army. Soldiers stand at large tables where the recruits sign up. Berlin citizens crowd a square as war is declared in 1914. Views from a vehicle driving past a crowd gathered in front of the Berliner Dom, on Museum Island in the Mitte borough. German soldiers are keeping civilians away from a large rectangular space set aside in front of the Berliner Dom. Crowd gathered in front of the Imperial Palace on the Museum Island at Schlossplatz. Glimpse of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial. Glimpse of troops parading in formation. Glimpse of a bemedaled German Hussar officer with unidentified domed building in background. Kaiser Wilhelm II , speaks from a porch on the Imperial Palace, announces the declaration of World War 1, to an assembled crowd of citizens. Monument of Otto von Bismarck in Berlin, with the Reichstag building in the background. Troops parading through crowds of spectators in front of the Reichstag.

Date: 1914, August
Duration: 1 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
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