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  • Short Summary

    Various material featuring events before, during and after the Russian Revolution.

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    Reel 1.

    Crowds held back by soldiers as man with large beard walks by. Trotsky and colleagues on a balcony. Shots of the Kremlin. Street scenes in Russia. Women gathering crops in the fields. Golitzin (?) in the garden with his wife and dog - a maid and manservant clear away their tea things after they leave the table. Russian Generals. Workers in the fields. Shots of peasant houses. Families leaving their homes. Men looking for work. Train station. Boats being hauled onto a beach by means of ropes. Men carrying sacks on their back up a ship's gangplank. Men carrying pipes on shoulders through mud. Men working in the mines. Industrial landscapes. Men working in foundry. Ploughing fields with a horse and hand plough. Sowing seeds by hand. Harvesting crops. Women working. A horse being held in place by ropes is fed. Landscapes. Horse ploughs.

    Men at work, one man rocks a cradle while he works. Troops run across a field, some blowing trumpets. Generals talk and give orders to their men from horseback. Russian army in the streets. Civilians walking through the streets. Children wave caps and one sticks his tongue out at the camera. Crowd in the streets waving banners. In front of Winter Palace in Petrograd (?) - St Petersburg . Czar Nicholas II on the balcony. His wife joins him and bows. People in the square wave. A group of people stand on the balcony. Generals on horseback give orders. Protest march with banners. Crowds in a square. Men carry what could be a coffin on their shoulders.

    See reels 2 & 3.

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    Film ID:
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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1910 - 1919
    hd format:
    2K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:49:00 / 01:36:48:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    I'm afraid it's not Trotsky and it's not the Kremlin.
    After the sequence with running soldiers we see Tsar Nicholas II with his Chief of Staff, Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolayevich. Then, Nicholas II on horseback.

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