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  • Short Summary

    Huge crowds greet German soldiers returning to Berlin in 1918. Germany.

  • Description

    German Army returns to cheering crowds in Berlin; November 1918.


    Crowd in foreground, army trucks rolling by; people on crowded cafe balcony in background watching parade below. Closer shot troops marching; military & civilian spectators in foreground. Wide shot tall old buildings; people waving from all windows & balconies. Hands in foreground hold up leaves as Army passes. Shot from high above: parade moving through narrow gap in huge crowd. MS men standing on top of pillar with posters on it.

    Pan right on crowd; more people climbing up on whatever is available. Soldiers ride horses past camera. Horse-drawn wagons pass; decorated with leafy branches; soldiers wave. Shot looking over crowd at rally; with political leaders on platform; decorations all about. Soldiers marching towards camera. Pan on people waving handkerchiefs. MS as young woman conducts a few soldiers singing a song.

    (This is really some of the most amazing footage from the war - what's incredible is that this is the losing side! The way they're carrying on with such joy; you'd think they'd won.)

    Some of this also on ON 246 C2.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:17:00 / 01:32:47:00
    ON 491 G

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