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  • Short Summary

    Allied soldiers and sailors occupy Cologne at end of WW1.

  • Description

    End of World War One on the Western Front, Koln (Cologne), Germany.

    Sequence of shots seen from ships on the River Rhine. Sailors on ship watch as they pass cathedral & buildings on bank. The ship is heading towards long arched bridge. Closer shot of shore: a lot of smoke coming from building in front of cathedral, statue of man on horse in foreground. Ships pass people standing at rail on riverbank. Small Royal Navy launch anchored on river, much activity on deck by sailors and officers. Ship with cameraman on board stops by these patrol boats. Pan on boats with sailors climbing aboard. people on shore watching from above. Back to point of view shot from ships on the Rhine. More shots of the patrol boats in a row.

    On land in the city: an army vehicle with caterpillar wheels drags big gun down cobblestone street with shops in background. Tram follows, coming round corner.

    Various shots soldiers (New Zealanders) chopping down trees in forest.

    Group of young boys standing near guard hut, pan right to show soldiers (New Zealanders) changing guard.

    Panning shot ruins of buildings damaged in fighting. Cut to desolate battlefield - 1 soldier stands in foreground. Panning shot trees and snow covered battlefield. Soldiers walking away through gate. Ruins around large square, woman walking dog across square.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1918 - 1919
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:18:00 / 01:27:29:00
    ON 216 A

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