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Other titles:SEMANA MESSTER 45 1915 (on copy held) [Alternative Title]
Summary: I. Portuguese language version of a German newsreel showing the Rumanian Minister of Finance, Take Ionescu, at a formal meeting, probably in Bucharest, 1915.
II. Portuguese language version of a German newsreel of Turkish troops firing German 77mm field guns and Turkish wounded, possibly at Gallipoli, 1915.
III. Portuguese language version of a German newsreel of their own forces on the Western Front, autumn 1915.
Description: A railhead behind the lines where timber is unloaded from the trains and sacks loaded onto horse-drawn wagons. A mine shaft is pumped clear of water by a hand-pump. In a training exercise troops crawl forward to simulate a "night attack" in daylight. The village of "Chelevelt", presumably Gheluvelt, destroyed "by the British", while new defensive positions are built in its ruins. A ration party moves up through the rear areas. A new 'model' set of trenches is inspected by staff officers. A Maxim machine gun on a recoiling platform in a trench is demonstrated, the platform enabling the gun to be swung down into the trench.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 590 ft; Running time: 10 mins
Notes: Production etc: see Notes to IWM 483-01
Remarks: if the Turkish material is indeed Gallipoli, it is the only known film of land forces on that side in the campaign in the Imperial War Museum collection.