Scene from British postwar film, circa 1927, shot on the Salisbury Plain, in England. It reconstructs World War 1 events from 1916 on the Western Front. Two "German soldiers" are shown in a machine gun nest. One is shot and slumps down. The other continues to fire as a British Mk V Supply Tank ( fitted with dummy guns to simulate a fighting tank) approaches their position. The tank rolls over their position, crushing it.
Reenactment of scenes from 1916 in World War 1, probably filmed circa 1927 in Southwest England. Two British Mk V Tanks advance through shellfire. One has its gun mountings plated over and has dummy guns; the other has its gun mounts intact, though the guns might be dummies, and carries anti-grenade mesh on its roof. (This is error by movie makers, since this type of anti-grenade protection was not carried on Mk V tanks) The tank advances towards enemy trenches, followed by British soldiers who pursue German soldiers fleeing along the network of trenches. The tank, filmed from below, in the trench, as it moves over the trench.
Destruction in Dublin, Ireland after the "Easter Rising" or "Easter Rebellion" armed uprising of 1916, attempting to establish an independent Irish Republic, without British rule. People stand outside a destroyed building. Rubble on the ground. The Daniel O'Connell Monument on O'Connell Street. Buildings along the sides of the street. The General Post Office, which served as rebel headquarters for the Irish Republicans. Lots of vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Wrecked vehicles and furniture outside a damaged building. British soldiers guard the building. Damaged buildings of the Irish Workers Union and Liberty Hall. A man holds an Irish War Newspaper published by the rebel Irish Republic. Headline (during World War I) reads, "How the Germans conquered England."
The United States of America in 1916. In 1916 : A large crowd gathered outside the St. Louis Coliseum for the 1916 Democratic National Convention. Dignitaries arrive for the convention. Nominated President Woodrow Wilson with his wife in an open motor carriage. Woodrow Wilson with officials in his New Jersey home. A large crowd gathered outside his home. Woodrow Wilson delivers an acceptance speech. The large crowd listens to the speech. The nominated Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan. William Bryan and officials in the balcony of a building. William Bryan shakes hands with people gathered outside the building
Variety of events in World War I years. German merchant submarine Deutschland (a British blockade buster) in 1916 in the United States (then neutral), departing New London, Connecticut on November 21, 1916 headed back to Germany carrying silver bullion. The submarine had just completed repairs following a collision with the tugboat T.A. Scott Jr. when first attempting to leave New London on November 16, 1916. The North German Lloyd Shipping Company submarine Deutschland is seen leaving the dock at New London, Connecticut. The officers on the submarine Deutschland wave. View of a submarine under water. An officer blowing a bugle aboard the deck of an Italian naval torpedo boat. Italian sailors prepare a deck gun on the vessel. The deck gun is fired. An explosion in the water. View of Austro-Hungarian Battleship SMS Szent Istvan (Saint Stephen), capsizing and rolling after it is torpedoed off the Dalmation Coast of the Adriatic Sea by Italian torpedo boats on June 10, 1918. Survivors being rescued in small boats. View of a merchants vessels at dock and in a harbor. View of survivors of the May 1915 Lusitania disaster, with belongings, arriving in a harbor. Men and women with children posing. Two small girls pose among the group of Lusitania survivors.
The German U-boat submarine, Deutschland, repaired after a 16 November, 1916 collision with the tugboat "T.A. Scott Jr.", leaves U.S. for Germany on 21 November, 1916. The launch "Efco" opens the pontoon fence guarding the submarine's berth, and the submarine slowly moves out of the dock area. She carries 6.5 tons of silver bullion on this successful British blockade-evading voyage back to Germany.