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Reel Number: 220309-08
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1905-1960s
Country: Germany,Germany, Russia
Location: Berlin, St Petersburg
TC Begins: 12:54:21
TC Ends: 13:06:12
The Road to the Wall Part 1 of 3 Narrated by James Cagney Anti-Communist propaganda film. Gives brief history of Communism. Footage from 1905 to 1960s CU and pan on Berlin Wall. Montage refugees in several different countries and eras walking on roads, soldiers marching, crowds cheering, Lenin? giving speech. Baby. Corpses in forest. Castro in forest. Man China 1960, crowd cheering and throwing paper in the air, men pulling heavy cart. Berlin 1961, crowd and parade, man and woman running across No Man’s Land escaping East Germany. East German ? military or police pushing civilians looking sinister, on horseback patrolling. Barbed wire, civilians searched. Narration explains Marxism, portrait of Karl Marx. Red Army? Russian street early footage. Signs “one way” in different languages. Demonstration with pickets “frieden” and “peace”. Checkpoint in forest in Germany with sign. Barbed wire, patrolling fenced border. Portrait resident East Berlin, stills of his being shot by border guard when attempting to escape by swimming in canal. Map of world, titles superimposed “Berlin 1961”, "Havana 1959”, “Budapest 1956”, “Coyoacan 1940”, "Kronstadt 1921”, “St Petersburg 1905”. 12:59:17 - 1905: Tsar Nicholas II at balcony of palace. Workers and peasants. Still Father Georgy Gapon with group and petition read (in English). Crowd outside winter palace to present petition. Crowd being shot at. Still Czar, still Gapon, still Lenin, Lenin gesticulating making speech. Tsar, Czarin and other dignitaries on parade, getting on horse. Still Czarin and son. Still Rasputin. World War One (WW1), trenches, bombing. Miserable looking children stare into camera. 13:01:58 - March 1917 demonstration in St Petersburg, Czar troops turn on demonstrators, then army cheering with protesters. A.F. Kerensky speech, dubbed into English. Political prisoners freed. Speeches gesticulating. Lenin. Trotsky. Kerensky head of provisional government. Newspapers printed. Women’s parade. Protest. Lenin speech dubbed into English re class war. Workers or soldiers digging field with shovels. Monument toppled. Crowds running and storming winter palace (staged). Nov : Lenin, restless people in street. Trotsky’s Red Army marching. Old woman making speech. Civilian protest against election dismissal, still of Lenin superimposed. Cold War; NOTE: Better picture quality but different sequencing on 221409. ANY continuous 15 minutes of 12:50:54 - 13:23:49 sold as one reel.
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