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Germany celebrates widening of the Kiel canal in 1914, allowing transit of German Navy warships between Baltic and North Seas

Germany celebrates completion of the widening of the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Kanal (aka Kiel Canal) allowing dreadnought warships to navigate directly between the Baltic and North Seas. German Stern view of a German Nassau-class battleship near the canal. Camera pans across the water showing several other large ships and buildings in background. German Naval officers celebrate the completion of the wider canal. Ice forming on the bow of a German warship as it plows through the North sea in Winter. Sheets of ice covering the sides of other warships. German warships forming lines as they practice battle maneuvers. The Crown Prince William and Prince Joachim of Germany along with other young men and women.

Date: 1914
Duration: 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
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
 
 
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
 
 
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
 
 
German forces achieve early progress during 1914 in world War I

Mix of actual period film footage and actors in dramatized scenes. 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
 
 
Paul Von Hindenburg greets Adolf Hitler at the Tannenberg Memorial,Germany.

Life of German Field Marshal and President Paul Von Hindenburg in Germany. Officers and civilians at the Tannenberg Memorial. They hold Nazi flags at a rally commemorating Germany's defeat of Russian invasion in August 1914 during World War I. Paul Von Hindenburg walks on a path. Officers lined up on either side. Hindenburg greets Adolf Hitler at the Tannenberg Memorial.

Date: 1933, August 23
Duration: 29 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
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