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Summary: I. Newsreel item on a German Army camp, possibly at Bergen-Belsen, north of Hanover, 1914.
II. Newsreel item on Belgian soldiers north of Ypres, Western Front, October or November 1914.
III. Newsreel item on a Territorial Army camp, probably in Britain, autumn 1914.
Description: A pan over the wooden-hutted camp, with a few soldiers in the distance. The caption reads "Where they cannot pillage - German soldiers 'lock up' at Bergen" (see notes).
Four soldiers gather around a brazier to keep warm. According to the caption they are guarding a railway bridge on the Ypres-Dixmude line, which except for a small area near Elverdinghe was nearly all in German hands.
The men are cooking in the open, at a large camp kitchen which gives off a considerable amount of steam; some of the men peel potatoes.
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Imperial German Army (regiment/service)
Belgian Army (regiment/service)
British Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: buildings, German - military: barracks (object name)
propaganda, British - inflammatory (object name)
society, British military - sustenance (object name)
31/3(41) (?) (event)
Germany & Bergen-Belsen, Lower Saxony (?) (geography)
Elverdinge, West Flanders, Belgium (geography)
GB, England (?) (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: English
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 114 ft; Running time: 2 mins
Notes: Production: see IWM 1061-01 for production details. Another two items from this issue are held as IWM 1061-09j, later on this reel
Summary: the caption to the first item is ambiguous, and the accompanying film reveals very little. "Bergen" here may possibly be the Dutch village of Bergen-op-Zoom, north of Antwerp, where some German soldiers may have been interned. Alternatively, and more probably, it may be the German village of Bergen, north of Hanover and adjacent to Belsen, where an Army camp existed. It is not impossible that a British firm might obtain such film either before or during the first year of the war
Technical: this fragment is currently held on the same reel as IWM 1061-09a-o, the can is marked as IWM 1061-09