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War to End All Wars, The (19??) Pt. 1 of 4

Reel Number: 221202-07

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1914-1918

Country: England,France,Germany,Holland,United Kingdom,USA


TC Begins: 13:00:05

TC Ends: 13:13:53

Duration: 00:13:48

The War to End All Wars (19??) Pt. 1 of 4 Introduction to camera re WWI, montage optical effects. Narration Quentin Reynolds. 13:02:18 Cedric Hardwicke, Eddie Rickenbacker, Burnet Hershey, Eugene Lyons, contributors who took part in WWI. 13:02:40 Montage artillery firing & explosions on land and sea. 13:03:14 WW1 Mobilization, troops of different nationalities. CU Cannon, explosion, dead soldiers on ground. War graves. Pan across barren landscape of WWI trenches. No Man’s Land. Montage wounded soldiers of various nations. New weapons for WWI, tanks, flame throwers, explosions, surface launched torpedo, submarine hit. Aerial warfare, biplanes in flight formation. 13:05:19 Flying ace Charles Nungesser getting medal. The Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen, w/ others laughing. French Captain Georges Guynemer getting medal. Captain Eddie Rickenbacker w/ others & in cockpit of plane. Rickenbacker interviewed, now Chairman of the Board of Eastern Airlines (1954-1963), Rickenbacker speaks re experiences of being a fighter pilot in WWI. VO various shots biplanes in air and on field. German fighter plane spins down after being hit. Dog fights. Pilot & parachute. 13:07:43 Good shots dropping bombs. Blimp / LTA / observation balloon. AV troop movement. Balloon hit by artillery falling to ground. Balloon under attack, sequence filmed by crew of balloon as ground crew tries to pull it down to safety. Anti-aircraft guns try to down attacking plane which crashes in distance. 13:09:17 Zeppelin, AVs city. Zeppelin leaving Germany en route to London. Night shots London during bombing raid, Searchlights, Ack-Ak / flak fire. Daylight, Zeppelin is downed in flames. 13:10:06 “Next some of the rarest motion picture film in existence” re start of WWI. Big guns firing, dead bodies. Montage Europeans, Tsar Nicholas, Emperor Franz Josef of Austria, German Generals, French generals, German troops, spiked hats. Houses of Parliament in London, Coronation parade ? 13:11:07 Still Kaiser Wilhelm, Wilhelm after the war as exile in Dutch village helping chop logs. VERY GOOD shots Kaiser pre-WWI in various situations at parades, w/ troops, w/ Kaiserine. Chancellor Bismarck. Tsar Nicholas w/ troops. Kaiser in ceremonial coach w/ King George V. 13:12:49 VERY GOOD shots battleships at sea. Military parade Germany, troops marching. WW1 history; Continued... NOTE: One continuous minute sold at per reel rate.

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