Civil war between Sparticides and Ebert forces during Berlin Revolution - 1918.
Titles read: 'The Revolution In Berlin! Civil war rages between the Spartacides and Ebert forces for government control - both sides harangue the public from every possible vantage point.'
Berlin, Germany in 1918 - World War One aftermath.
GV looking down at crowds in street; some tram cars stopped in middle. Pan over another large crowd; tightly packed together in public square; military & civilians. CU guards around doors of building (palace?). Soldiers carry; start to set up machine gun in street. LS soldiers stand around gun. CU same.
Group of soldiers w/ various weapons; sailor; soldiers hurry across in FG. Sniper's nest - rifle sticking out of small arched window over doorway; ladder leans on wall. GV former Imperial Palace; w/ damage from machine guns. Closer view palace; ground level.
Happy crowd; waving at camera. Tracking shot crowd marching; sailor in FG holds up rifle; people smile; laugh. Pan across waving crowd. Different view crowd; people climb on lampposts etc. Shot looking over crowd FG to glimpse returning Army marching; crowd on cafe balcony in BG watching parade below. Closer shot parade; w/ military & civilian spectators in FG.
Wide shot tall buildings; crowded balconies. Hands in FG hold up leaves as Army passes. Civilians march w/ soldiers. People wave at troops. Army wagons decorated w/ leafy branches. CU woman conducts a few soldiers singing a song. Pan along crowd in street. Troops carrying flags ride horses through street.
American cataloguer notes: "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; you'd think they'd won.)". Celebration. Homecoming. This & more on ON 491.