- Title: CF813
American visits Europe – 1915.
GV Wilbur Durborough smoking cigar, he says goodbye to friends in Chicago. Wilbur arriving at German frontier, he visits the American Ambassador. Boy scouts practise drill in field including pushing bikes and band. Her Excellency von Ihne treats blind and wounded to outing on bus. Fund raising nails tapped into iron cross. Victoria Louise Hospital INT and EXT, wounded men on visiting day. Men playing cards on bed. Hamburg derby: spectators, soldiers and civilians, jockeys and the race. German de-lousing station in Poland. Count Kaiserling and Wilbur plus Count’s horse.
Wrecked bridge at Iwangorod. GVs soldiers working. Trenches outside Warsaw, accordion and singing. Russian officers and Jewish quarters. Warsaw, troops pass through, top shot and reverse, also cavalry. Pan up to Warsaw cathedral. Pontoon bridge over Vistula, Warsaw. Refugees being ferried across river. Traffic crossing bridge with wrecked bridge in b.g. and traffic waiting to cross bridge. GV General von Beseler on steps with 2 others. Zeppelins round Warsaw
Aerial views over the front. German troop inspection. Soldiers test rifles in line. Cavalry and auto squad leave Praga. The Flying Uhlans flying past. Autos leave for the front. Wrecked bridge and temporary bridge. GV. Pioneers building roads and bridge. Von Beselers main army nearing action. Crowds of infantry past camera quite close. Cow being milked and soldier drinking. The Press: Bennett/ Niebuhr and Shuette by car. Officers sample Goulash. Shelter tents. Wounded soldier receives attention. Dugout being dug. GVS dugout and officers relaxing.
Artillery and soldiers in field, covered wagons on the move, guns pulled along through bushes. Press man Shuette watches soldiers pass by. Wilbur checks over car. Massive gun by the roadside. Officers study plans. Soldiers shovelling mud out of trench, rifles at the ready. Soldiers write home in trench. Storming of Novo Georgeiewsk several GVs through trees and rain. GV across field. Cavalry riding off. Machine gun being fed. Field artillery making dash across field. Men cross stream. Men in woods.
Mirbach castle ruins. Von Hindenberg leaving HQ and Von Schlieffen. Tannenbury field with Wilbur in car, tracking shot of roadside. GV of lake. Russian POWs clean up the town of Orkelsbury and tracking shots of town ruins. Motor cycle ‘sharp shooters’ line up and ride off, v. dusty. Soldiers resting. Several shots of troops on the move. POWs working and baling hay. GV decamping.
Funeral: slow marching band followed by troops and coffin being carried. Prayers round coffin and service read. Gun salute over graves. Bugler Last Post. YMCA hunt and general activity. GVs soldiers outside building and in dugouts. Long line of troops marching along road. Troops resting. Soldiers washing by stream. Soldiers washing clothes then marching as before.
- Keywords:WW1, WORLD WAR ONE, FIELD HOSPITAL, GERMAN AND RUSSIANS IN COMBAT
- Master Title:CF813