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World War I: On the Firing Line With the Germans (1915)

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World War I: On the Firing Line With the Germans (1915)

#1 Post by 72 usmc » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:13 pm

This was on C span 3 today with commentary;
see https://blogs.loc.gov/now-see-hear/2016 ... mans-1915/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0005831/
http://shootingthegreatwar.blogspot.com ... 5-now.html
http://shootingthegreatwar.blogspot.com ... ombat.html

then see for the silent version near the end is some nice footage :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=958QR_Cdg5U
I can not see anywhere to buy a DVD ???? :think: :think:
:roll: :roll: :doh: :think: :think: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: My old 2004 computer will not open this but this is the C span with commentary about the silent film I watched. see if it opens for you, well worth the effort if you have a new computer to watch this with comments:
https://www.c-span.org/video/?426067-2/ ... ne-germans
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Re: World War I: On the Firing Line With the Germans (1915)

#2 Post by 72 usmc » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:31 pm

A 1915 silent film about the Siege of Hova Georgievsk 10-20 Aug 1915. The Germans fighting the Russians in Poland. This is early WW I film. Durbordough was in Europe to shoot film in April -Aug 1915. This was first shown in Milwaukee since there were so many Germans settled in WI. Take a close look at the rifles , they are not Gew 98s. They look like 1871/84 Mausers and some Gew 88s.

It has been shown only 5 times in 1917 so maybe it will be repeated so a copy can be obtained on a VCR.
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Re: World War I: On the Firing Line With the Germans (1915)

#3 Post by miningeng » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:36 pm

This is a very cool movie. I've been watching the straight silent version without commentary. Double check me, but at around minute 40 or 41, I think I see come captured M91 Mosins being carried. When the Germans are demonstrating advancing under line of fire cover, there is a German soldier in the foreground with what looks like a M91. He's working the bolt but doesn't appear to actually be firing any rounds. Maybe the others have blank 8mm for the demonstration and he doesn't have blanks for the Mosin? Just a thought, but I found it interesting to see the M91's mixed in. Thanks for sharing the links.

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