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First Battle of the Masurian Lakes on the Eastern front in World War I

The First Battle of the Masurian Lakes, September 1-7, 1914, in World War 1. Animated map shows maneuvering of German 8th Army forces under Paul von Hindenburg in East Prussia, against the Russian 1st Army under Paul von Rennenkampf. This is a German counter offensive following their victory against the German 2nd Army in the battle of Tannenberg, in August,. The animated map shows rapid movements of the German forces (reflecting their use of extensive rail networks in the area). Slate states that 350 thousand Russian prisoners were taken in this new quick German counterattack. Remainder of the sequence shows countless numbers of surrendered Russian First Army troops marching along a road.

Date: 1914, September
Duration: 1 min 15 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Prussian Crown Prince Friederick Wilhelm, of the House of Hohenzollern, Commanding the German 5th Army in World War I

Prussian Crown Prince Friederick Wilhelm Victor August Ernst, ot the House of Hohenzollern, at the onset of World War 1. He is Commander of the German 5th Army and seen on horseback, with infantry behind him. He raises his left hand as if directing a contingent of cavalry riding past him.

Date: 1914
Duration: 13 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
Dedication of the Tannenberg Monument at Hohenstein, Germany

60 thousand persons,including many veterans of World War I, march to the Tannenberg battlefield to attend ceremonies dedicating the Tannenberg Monument, commemorating the German victory over Russian forces there in August, 1914, and to remember the German soldiers who died there. It is the 80th birthday of Field Marshal Paul Von Hindenburg, who officiates at the ceremony.

Date: 1927, September 18
Duration: 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
German forces invade Luxembourg and Belgium at start of World War I

Initial German advances in World War 1. German troops entering Luxembourg and Belgium. They are seen crossing bridges (possibly at Remich and Wasserbillig). Local inhabitants stand and watch as horse-drawn German wagons of supplies pass along a road. They pass over a pontoon bridge. Troops and supplies passing over a suspension bridge and then over a pontoon bridge. One wagon carries pine trees with German flags atop them. German army trucks moving over a stone bridge with structures built across it. Imperial high command observing movements of German military forces. Crown Prince Wilhelm (William) of Prussia, appointed Commander of the German 5th Army, is seen in the uniform of a Leib Hussar, with toten kopf (death head) emblem on his fur busby. He converses with his father, Kaiser Wilhelm II. They are accompanied by high ranking German officers. German forces entering Brussels, Belgium.

Date: 1914
Duration: 1 min 49 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Unification of Germany under kingdom of Prussia and repeated military attacks on its neighbors.

Mix of actor portrayals and actual footage: Otto Von Bismarck the Prime Minister of Prussia declares war against Denmark in a house of Ministry of Prussia. Scenes of war, cavalry and infantry invading Denmark. War against Denmark. Victory parade by German soldiers, while people cheer for them. War against France in year 1870. Meeting of minister to declare unification of Germany. Crowning ceremony of Wilhelm I. Mix of actor portrayals and actual footage of growth of German military complex: German industries, merchant marines at their harbors. Fleet of German Navy warships. Troops of German army, riflemen, cavaliers march through the streets. Game of dueling of swords in German universities. German commanders having a discussion including Helmuth von Moltke the Younger and other officers.

Date: 1945
Duration: 5 min 8 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
History of Germany as a group of 300 medieval princely states with feudalistic rulers.

Mix of actor portrayals and actual footage: Church, homes and schools of America. Various United States soldiers. Views of German soldiers. German soldiers marching in a parade ground. Rulers and dictators of Germany: Adolf Hitler, Kaiser Wilhelm II, Otto Von Bismarck who laid identity of Germany as Nazi, Huns, and Prussians respectively. Historic overview of Germany. Princes and feudalistic rulers of the states. In contrast the US, French and British parliamentary system. King Frederick, the Great of Prussia with his cavalry and in his court. Prussian war against Austria, Russia, Sweden, France. German women wave for victorious troops. Portraits of Scharnhorst and Gneisenau. Dictums of Clausewitz, crushing of the 1848 revolt in Prussia. Germans emigrate to the U.S. Otto Von Bismarck addresses the ministry his policies of blood and iron.

Date: 1945
Duration: 7 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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