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British 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron on the Western Front in World War I

Montage of scenes involving Cavalry of the British 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron, serving with the 36th (Ulster) Division on the Western Front in World War 1. The Squadron demonstrates a charge for the camera. Change of scene shows the Squadron on horseback, in a snowy landsccape, and then, dismounted, moving acoss a battlefield, and taking up defensive positions. The next sequence shows troops assembling simple rafts with poles and canvas bag floats. The next sequence shows glimpse of a muddy campsite, followed by scene of dismounted Dragoons pointing rifles from established open fortificatons. Next, two soldiers are seen preparing a fire in front of their makeshift shelter. Three others hunker down in their shelter. Soldiers reading mail behind heavy timber fortifcation as another watches out for enemy. Troops relaxing behind well-established fortifications. A 6th Inniskilling Dragoon walks up close to the camera. His cap insignia, an image of Enniskillen Castle (a.k.a. Inniskilling Castle) is clearly seen.

Date: 1915
Duration: 2 min 56 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Russian troops moving through a village on Western Front during World War One

Russian troops advancing through a village on the Western front, during World War I. A red Cross representative stands to the side and speaks to an officer accompanying the soldiers.

Date: 1915
Duration: 36 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Canadian troops march in raincoats and injured troops are carried on litters in the Western Front during World War I

Injured Allied troops on the Western Front during World War I. Canadian troops march in raincoats. Injured soldiers in trenches. Men carry injured on litters. Soldiers fire artillery. A loaded horse drawn wagon. Troops march in columns.

Date: 1915
Duration: 1 min 14 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
British 6th Dragoons Service Squadron (Inniskilling) cavalry at river crossing on the Western Front in World War I

Cavalry of the British 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron, attached to the 36th (Ulster) Division on the Western Front in World War 1. Soldiers are seen assembling simple rafts with poles and canvas bag floats. Then members of the Squadron, with their horses, are seen lined up along a road overlooking a river. Cavalrymen proceed, four at time, to ride across the river with their personal gear, including saddles, as they are pulled across by those already on the other side.

Date: 1915
Duration: 1 min 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
French soldiers respond to an alarm on the Western Front during World War I

French troops on the Western front in World War 1, hear an alarm, and leave their barricaded emplacement to respond. They move through an area of war damaged buildings and pass through a doorway on one of the buildings. (WWI; WW1)

Date: 1915
Duration: 45 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
German U-Boat sinks Greek ship "India" in 1917 during World War I. U-Boat crew captures and examines sea turtles, in 1915.

Opening scene shows a tramp steamer listing to starboard.during World War 1. She displays "India, Greece" in large letters on her side. Slate indicates that an explosives technician from a U-Boat had climbed aboard and set charges on the Greek Steamer, "India" as she is stopped in the Atlantic during World War 1. The India is carrying a cargo of coal from Cardiff Wales, to Oran. The ship is seen listing. Smoke still rises from her stack. Slate states that the cross on the hull of the sinking "India" is the Greek national emblem. The ship sinks lower and finally slides out of sight, with smoke rising above the water from her exploding boilers. (Note: This German U-boat is the SM U-35, which was operating in the western approaches to the Straits of Gibraltar after leaving the Mediterranean on 11-12 April. It carried a professional cinematographer on board. Two years earlier, on June 12, 1915 , the U-35 also sank the British ship, "Crown of India." ) The next sequence shows an image of the German Daily Express newspaper for Monday May 10, 1915. Dead! it reports in bold print: The world has a duty to conduct a Hunt for turtles. Scene shifts to deck of surfaced German U-boat, showing a dinghy arriving alongside, from which several giant sea turtles are unloaded. Crew members examine the turtles on the deck of the submarine. At least one appears to be dead. Next scene shows lookouts on conning tower of the U-Boat, as they see smoke on the horizon. (The Imperial German Naval war flag is displayed on the conning tower.) The Captain calls for full speed ahead on both engines, and the controls show that being selected. (World War i; World War 1; WWI; WW1)

Date: 1917, April 12
Duration: 3 min 48 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
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