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Title:AUSTRO-HUNGARIANS IN PRZEMYSL 1 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:IWM 1039-1
Summary: Hungarian film of Przemysl and its environs after the Russian retreat, Eastern Front, June 1915.
Description: Views of the destroyed fortress show fallen masonry blocks and dismounted guns. Austro-Hungarian and German troops move through the ruins. Austro-Hungarian transport, including bridge-building equipment and a 305mm heavy howitzer (transported in two main sections) moves down a road. The 305mm howitzer is assembled and fired. An officer at a table in a dugout computes the firing angle, as the howitzer continues its bombardment. Back in the fortress, Austro-Hungarian and German troops pile up captured smallarms. More Austro-Hungarian troops cross the San River by a pontoon bridge. Cavalry lead the advance through Przemysl town, which is comparatively undamaged. Refugees with their carts make their way along the roads. German soldiers leave the cathedral (?) following a service of thanksgiving for the fall of Przemysl held on 3rd June.