Allied military forces maintain order in Upper Silesia, following the third Silesian uprising.
Oppeln Upper Silesia Date:1921, July Duration:1 min 7 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Group of British Army officers relax while stationed in Oppeln (Opole), Upper Silesia, with other Allied forces as peacekeepers after the third Silesian uprising following the post World War 1 plebiscite. Several Italian Army officers pose for the camera. A unit of French Army bicyclist troops walks their bicycles as they leave a military post at Malapanerstrasse (Ozimska Street). French bicycle troops on their bicycles, riding along a rough road, causing several to fall, at side of the road. Several armed men patrol rail bridge, at Sczepanowitz (Szczepanowice) where one span had been destroyed by the Polish Konrad Wawelberg Destruction Group, on May 2nd. View of the bridge in state of partial reconstruction. A French Bicycle soldier and another armed man accompany a soldier operating a small rail car on the line. In the final scenes, behind the men riding the rail handcar, silhouettes of building spires can be seen on the horizon, in the distance, in Old Town Opole (now in Poland). Among these may be the Piat tower, the Town Hall, and the cathedral.
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