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Other titles:SEMANA MESSTER 46 1915 (on copy held) [Alternative Title]
Summary: I. Portuguese language version of a German newsreel of their own forces on the Eastern Front, autumn 1915.
II. Portuguese language version of a German newsreel of their own forces in occupied France and Belgium, and on the Western Front, autumn 1915.
Description: Prince Heinrich of Prussia visits the Russian Orthodox Church at Kovno (Russian Poland) after the Russian retreat of summer 1915. A beached and burnt-out Russian steamer is shown on the bank of the River Nemen.
Soldiers play with makeshift canoes on the Yser Canal. Food is handed out to sick or injured soldiers in a Belgian hospital. The German "military police" in Lille, a cyclist formation from various units, parades and moves off. An alarm at Lille sends "Light Truck Column 8" out from its garages. At a prisoner of war camp in Brussels British wounded prisoners, including one African, play chess as the German guards watch. Field officers move up through a trench system which leads directly through an old French cemetery, disturbing the graves. Soldiers take up defensive positions in nearby buildings. On the Flanders coast a supply column for Marines marches up the road. In Ostend sailors play on the beach and a Maxim 1-pounder practises firing out to sea.
Production Details: Messter Film (Production company)
Messter, O (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Heinrich, Prince of Prussia (person)
Imperial German Army (regiment/service)
German Army, Military Police (regiment/service)
German Imperial Navy, Marines (regiment/service)
German Navy (regiment/service)
Keywords: delegations, German national - military (object name)
buildings, Russian - religious: church (object name)
recreation, German military - casual (object name)
medical, German military - hospital (object name)
society, German military - sustenance (object name)
administration, German - occupation (object name)
prisoners of war, British - custody (object name)
recreation, British military - casual (object name)
operations, German military - sortie (object name)
casualties, French graves - formal: [abuse] (object name)
supplies, German, movement [RA] - food (object name)
recreation, German naval - casual (object name)
weapons, German naval - gun: 1-pounder pom-pom (object name)
training, German naval - weapons: artillery (object name)
First World War, German Occupied Belgium & 9/1915 =10/1915 (event)
First World War, German Occupied France & 9/1915 = 10/1915 (event)
Russia & Kovno (geography)
Russia & Nemen (River) (geography)
Yser (Canal), Belgium (geography)
Lille, Nord, France (geography)
Brussels, Brabant, Belgium (geography)
Oostende, West Flanders, Belgium (geography)