Bulgarian and Austria-Hungarian troops in Skopje (Skopie) during World War I.
Skopje Macedonia Date:1916 Duration:5 min 24 sec Sound:NO SOUND
The Macedonian front during World War I. Street scene with merchant stalls that shows various nationalities, including Turks, and soldiers of Bulgaria and Austria-Hungary in Scopje, Macedonia during World war 1. Row of shops displaying wares, including butcher shop. Scene shifts to what slate describes as a new neighborhood district. Seen is the old stone bridge (Kameni Most) over the Vardar River in the city center, where local people are seen in everyday pursuits, moving wagons and carrying bundles on the street and over the bridge. Soldiers cluster around a striped booth at the foot of the bridge. Another scene shows troops entering a camp area along a river. Some are digging trenches. Smoke rises from camp fires. Wagons of military supplies being pulled by horses and oxen and gathering at a railroad siding (box cars in background). A staff car drives into the area, displaying a German flag on its hood and the German Eagle crest on its door. It skids about momentarily in the mud. Supplies being loaded into the railroad box cars under supervision of German officers. Troops marching into an encampment, where others are being served food from a German field kitchen. Rifles are stacked in a large mound. Soldiers line up and appear to be receiving their pay at a paymaster window in a building. Troops in full field gear march, in a loose column, out of the encampment. German infantry in pointed helmets (Pickelhauben) marching, out of camp, through mud toward the front lines.
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