WW1 1914 Russians, French, Artillery 220494-03 | Footage Farm
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[1914 - Russian Cavalry; Serbian Diplomat; Sweden; French Leaders; WWI Artillery; Troop Movements.]
Russian inter-title: [St. Petersburg] Cavalry training, multiple riders jumping on horseback over fences, stone walls & around course.
22:13:52 Russian inter-title: [St. Petersburg - Serbian diplomat Professor Verguna leaves Kazan Cathedral after a service for Serbian Jews (?)] Man thru crowd, tipping hat, & into carriage.
22:14:14 Russian inter-titles: [Sweden - Albert, King of Belgium arrives].
22:14:18 Russian inter-titles: ??
22:14:23 GOOD shots horse drawn carriage arrives in front of building. Various shots dignitaries / VIPs arrive & depart.
22:14:46 Russian inter-title: [France - Poincaré & Vivian on a train before their journey to Russia]
22:14:52 Train towards camera, VIPs walk past. VIPs boarding ship; w/ sailors etc.
22:15:10 Russian inter-title: [France - A parade & maneuvers]
22:15:15 CU French officer (?) posing. Two groups of French cavalry, one on black & other on white horses; perform w/ lances on large parade ground lined w/ spectators & trees. Military exercise / display w/ artillery & firing of guns.
22:16:01 WWI scenes of battle at Verdun from hilltop; wounded & captured (?) troops up hill & French descending in hillside trenches.
22:16:50 French title re statistics.
22:16:52 French troops along muddy trenches; smoke from artillery behind..
22:17:10 Inter-title: "Dans la fournaise". Pan across valley, much smoke.
22:17:41 Inter-title: "Premier lot de prisonnier".
22:17:49 Men lifting w/ pole & pushing artillery stuck in mud, horses pull up road, men run after.
22:18:11 Inter-title: "Preparation d'artillerie". Dug in large artillery firing from under canvas netting.
22:18:25 Inter-title: "..premier lot de prisonnier".
22:18:42 Wounded & other prisoners of war, POWs across rocky ground. Troops, horses & wagons along road w/ large railroad cannon shells stacked in foreground. Army trucks, carts & officers on bicycles along road w/ mud & water. (GOOD).
22:19:23 Man working field w/ four oxen.
22:19:40 French Inter-title: ...preparations in Verdun for attack. Troops w/ horses & wagons thru Verdun seen from above thru damaged building. Stretchers w/ wounded, Russian (?) officers standing. End title.
WW1; ca 1914;