Sailors burn effigies of the Kaiser and German Crown Prince when finished using them to promote Liberty Bond sales.
New York City USA Date:1918, October Duration:2 min 14 sec Sound:NO SOUND
After having used cardboard cutouts of the Kaiser and German Crown Prince, in the Fourth Liberty Loan Drive, U.S. sailors dispose of them. Sailors are lined up at the Naval Supply Depot in New York City, watching as several of them hang a cardboard cutout effigy of the Kaiser over scraps of wood, which they set afire. All the sailors jump and cheer as the smoke and flames rise. They throw paper on the fire to help it burn. Others swing a cardboard effigy of the German Crown Prince, over the fire. As the sailors dance about and cheer, and the fire burns, one of them performs acrobatic tricks in front of the camera. Others come forward and dance for the camera. Finally, a hose is brought to the scene and used to extinguish the fire. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
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