Film shows contrast between the prewar and postwar times in Germany, before and after the First World War
Berlin Germany Date:1928 Duration:3 min 38 sec Sound:Yes
Two German men at a cafe reminisce about former times. Views of those prewar days (before World War I) in Germany. German Workers pack goods at a factory. People walk at platform of railway station and people sit in train. Woman stands, children play and swim at a beach. Two women cook and taste food. Boy eats food. People sit on a wagon. Female performer blindfolds male trapeze artists who then performs in circus. Scene switches to postwar era (after World War 1), where the emphasis is on Girls! Numerous scenes of female dancers performs on stage, with high kicks and precision dancing in Follies-type productions. Meanwhile, outdoors, German soldiers are seen on parade through the Brandenburg Gate. Numerous outdoor scenes of Germans enjoying themselves in Berlin. Scenes include: the Berlin Cathedral; The Poseidon Statue next to Alexander Platz; Brandenburg Gate; Lustgarten; a tour bus flying an American flag; Winged Victory column.
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