General strike in Germany during Kapp Putsch; Freikorps troops distribute propaganda leaflets; Ebert flees palace
Berlin Germany Date:1920, March Duration:1 min 6 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Scenes during the Kapp Putsch involving some Freikorps elements in Germany, in March 1920. Kapp troops seen outside the occupied Palace from which President Friedrich Ebert had fled. Anti-communist Freikorps troops erect barricades in the area and let only some people pass. Stores, shops and subway are seen closed during General Strike. The barricaded entrance of the Underground Bahn station is shown, with sign: "Bahnhoff, Friedrichstrasse". Freikorps in armed motorcars drive through a public square filled with pedestrians, and throw Kapp Putsch propaganda leaflets into the crowd. Pedestrians seen on sidewalks as a truck filled with Freikorps troops passes by. Close-up view of German President Friedrich Ebert, wearing a hat, seen at the end of the clip.
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