• Short Summary

    Scenes at the farewell of the heroic General Leman to the military and war schools of Belgium, on his leaving to take command of the fortifications of Liege 1914.

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: Scenes at the farewell of the heroic General Leman to the Military and War Schools of Belgium, on his leaving to take command of the Fortifications of Liege.
    General Leman, with a small army of 16,000 men succeeded in holding in check for 12 days the German army 15 times larger in numbers. His Majesty, King Albert I, King of the Belgians, appoints Gen Leman Commander of the fortification of Liege. The civil and military professors, the officers pupils of the war school, among whom are some Servian and Rumanian officers, the officers of artillery and engineers of the practical school, the candidates for commissions in various branches of the army and the personnel of the school, prepare to receive the general.

    BELGIUM:
    Dignitaries waiting and officers talking: Cadets lined up: Cadets on parade:

    SLATE: The arrival of General Leman, accompanied by his successor Colonel Cuvelier

    Gen. Leman and Colonel Cuvelier arriving: General Leman saluting:

    SLATE: The Farewell speech...

    Gen. Leman making speech; Colonel Cuvelier:

    SLATE: The General makes the inspection

    Gen. Leman inspecting cadets:

    SLATE: The parade of the Schools before the General

    Cadets parading past, Gen. Leman in background: Cadets lined up

    SLATE: The Dispersal

    Group of officers & dignitaries talking: Dignitaries talking together: Cadets walking past: Group of officers talking

    SLATE: To the Inhabitants of Liege....
    SLATE: The defence of Liege

    Belgian troops building makeshift defence line: Troops firing from defence line, then go over the top & fire from forward defence line: Troops firing: Troops moving beside river & railway line: Sniper firing from doorway

    SLATE:
    Background: Scenes at the farewell of the heroic General Leman to the military and war schools of Belgium, on his leaving to take command of the fortifications of Liege 1914.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAARXGHHDVOPXWZV1W426XH3V3
    Media URN:
    VLVAARXGHHDVOPXWZV1W426XH3V3
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont Graphic Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1914
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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