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Shooting of Bernt Leuton in 1961 explained in context of Soviet history, beginning with Czar Nicholas II and Russian Revolution of 1917

A picture of Bernt Leuton, a resident of East Berlin East Germany, who fled to West Berlin West Germany. Border guards at the Communist side of Berlin in East Germany. View of Leuton on August 13, 1961 after being shot by an East German guard, after successfully swimming across the connecting canal. He is hauled out by West German guards. A map of the world. Narrator begins to trace history of Bernt Leuton's shooting by recounting prior events in history of Russia and Soviet Union. View of the Winter Palace of Czar Nicholas II, with the Czar and Czarina Alexandra standing on a balcony. Saint Petersburg, Russia on January 22nd , 1905 : Peasants and workers, with their leader Russian Orthodox Priest, Father Georgi Gapon, gathered outside the palace to deliver a petition to Czar Nicholas II. A number of the people carry banners. A picture of Czar Nicholas II. Reenactment of Czar's armed cossack cavalry dispersing the crowd, The words 'My autocracy will remain unchanged' issued by the Czar to which Father Gapon replies that they "no longer have a Czar." Picture of Father George Gapon. Picture of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, and moving images of Lenin speaking. The Czar Nicholas II and his wife, escorted by guards, moving on a path during a ceremony. The Czar mounting a horse and the guards saluting him. A picture of the Czar's wife and hemophiliac son. Picture of Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin, whose occult powers were believed to have kept the Czar's son alive.

Date: 1905, January 22
Duration: 2 min 58 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
Clip: 65675066487
Russian peasants along with Father Gapon protest against Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Film depicts the rise of communism as a backlash to Imperial rule in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Animated map of the world. Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra of Russia at the balcony of the Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia. In contrast , scenes show peasants at work, carrying wooden logs. Russian peasants accompanied by Priest Father Georgiy Apollonovich Gapon, gather with a group of protesters in a square of St. Petersburg. People stand before the Winter Palace and protest against the hardship of their lives under the Tsar. An inserted scene shows Protesters being subdued by Tsarist soldiers. .Closeup of the young Tsar, Nicholas II. Closeup of Father Gapon. Closeup of a young Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (AKA Lenin). View of Lenin giving a revolutionary speech. The Tsar and Tsarina strolling together in the company of Royal Guardsmen. The Tsar mounting a horse for ceremonial review. Picture of Tsarina Alexandra and her hemophiliac son, Alexei Nikolaevich, in a sailor suit. Picture of Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin.

Date: 1905, January 22
Duration: 1 min 55 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
Clip: 65675064323
New York City street scenes from 1905

View of a busy streets of New York City in 1905. Horse drawn carriages ride by. Pedestrians walking. Streetcars or trolleys pass at the upcoming intersection. Brief cut to 1940s aerial view of Saint Patricks Cathedral, and street view in front of cathedral. Then return to 1905 footage. Women and men in turn of century clothing, early 20th century fashions. Variety of different hats, top hats, derby hats, ornate hats on wealthy women. Overcoats, suits, and long dresses.

Date: 1905
Duration: 45 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
Clip: 65675030447
Montage of scenes, including King George V in India, 1911; Suffrage parade in New York, 1912, and Suffragette leader Pankhurst, in London, 1905

King George V and Queen Mary at the Coronation Durbar arena in Delhi, India, in 1911. They are seen under the royal canopy, surrounded by troops wearing White helments, white gloves, and white puttees. Complete change of scene shows women on horse-drawn floats in a suffrage movement parade on 42nd street, East of 5th Avenue in New York City, circa 1912. A woman dressed as Columbia stands in the first float,wearing a banner with word "Suffrage" on it. and some men supporters march in the parade. Crowds watch from the sidewalks. Uniformed policemen escort the marchers. Several women ride in a second float, wearing various costumes, including those of 17th Century pilgrims and of the 18th Century revolutionary war era. The float displays an American flag and some other type, as well. An automobile festooned with flowers, follows behind. The final scene shifts to London, England, circa 1905, and shows women's suffrage leader, Emmeline Pankhurst, carrying a bouquet of flowers, as she is escorted by a gentleman, out of a professional office building. One sign on the building reads,"Goodale, Hobson, & MacHahon.This refers to William Goodale, Alfred Allen Hobson, and Patrick Maurice MacMahon, Solicitors, 9, Essex Street, Strand London, England. (Note: that firm dissolved in 1907.)

Date: 1912
Duration: 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
Clip: 65675025359
Glimpses into the lives of America's gilded age wealthy, early in the 20th Century

Immigrants on board a ship arriving in New York Harbor, circa 1905, see New York City buildings across the water. A couple walking along the avenue in New York City. The man buys a newspaper from a newsboy. A trolley car passes in the center of the avenue. A sign on the trolley reads: "Broadway." Several automobiles drive along a street, each close behind the other. One is decorated with American flags. A school building at side of the street displays numerous American flags. Pedestrians walking along 5th Avenue in New York City. Some men are wearing top hats, and others bowlers. Women are wearing bonnets. Several high society gentlemen in formal attire seat seated at a banquet table. They smoke cigars and have after-dinner drinks. Flowers adorn the table and the men wear boutonnieres. They all sport mustaches and wear some sort of garlands of greens (or paper) on their heads. The scene expands to reveal more aristocracy men at the table,similarly attired, including the garlands. Scene of wealth at turn of the century with couples dancing in an elegant ballroom. Change of scene shows waiters serving guests at an outdoor dining venue. Most of the men wear straw boaters (hats) and the women wear summer dresses and bonnets. A gentleman in a top hat with two women at a fashionable outdoor affair. The women wear large-brimmed hats. Ann Harrison Vanderbilt (Mrs. Willian K Vanderbilt) seated in a rolling straw chair, pushed from behind, chats with a gentleman in Florida. Lady in striped jacket and white skirt, with tennis racquet under her arm talks to chauffeur, standing next to a Locomobile limousine, parked at the curb. The Vanderbilt home, "the Biltmore," in Asheville, North Carolina, viewed from the back of the mansion.

Date: 1905
Duration: 1 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
Clip: 65675036799
Ancient Japanese ritual dance with swords and shields. Japanese warships engaged in Russo-Japanese war.

Opening sequence shows a formal Japanese slow ritual dance performed before a gathering of beautifully costumed observers. An elegantly costumed leader ascends steps and strikes an elaborately decorated cymbal. A chorus of whistle-like sounds is heard as accompanying music throughout. Dancers perform with swords and shields in slow tempo. Slate announces year 1905. A flotilla of Japanese warships makes way through heavy seas during the Russo-Japanese war. The Japanese battleship Mikasa, flagship of Admiral Togo Heihachiro,firing her twin 12 inch guns during the battle of Tsushima. A statue of Admiral Togo. Two sailors bow before shrine to Admiral Togo.

Date: 1905
Duration: 1 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Japanese
Clip: 65675027679
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