STK-ID 37739

Events leading up to the First World War: CU of animated map of Europe showing Germany. HASs of Berlin, and of crowd in front of the Brandenburg Gate. Various shots of German cavalry riding past Kaiser Wilhelm II, of the Kaiser in Gala Uniform, of foot soldiers parading past their ruler. FOLLOW shot of the Kaiser in field uniform and of his top generals (all in pointed helmets) as they assemble for a group picture. CU of animated map showing the Balkans and surrounding countries. WS of the Royal Palace in St. Petersburg with large crowd gathered near its walls. MS of Tsar Nicholas on horseback, shaking hands with officers. PAN from Eiffel tower over the city of Paris. Sequence showing army officers and dignitaries hurrying past the camera and President Poincarré in dress of office and in civilian clothes, walking by. CUs of newspaper headlines proclaiming the danger of War. MS of Peter Karageorgevitch of Serbia and his generals walking by. HAS of Serbian army parading. MLS of Emperor Franz Josef and his aides coming down a flight of stairs towards waiting carriage. Sequence showing military parade, Austrian soldiers marching off to fight Serbia, newspaper headlines regarding declaration of war with a picture of the Kaiser. MSs of Czar Nicolas and his party inspecting Russian troops, of massed troops marching past him. MS of German soldiers in pointed helmets marching past high-ranking officers. MS of Russian officers watching their troops march past. WS of German soldiers marching in front of the Brandenburg Gate. CU of French poster announcing general mobilization. HAS of French cavalry parading with huge crowd watching, various shots of marching troops.


Excerpt from
Assassination of Ferdinand at Bosna-Serai / War Effort From Civilians
Paris (France), Berlin, Saint Petersburg (Leningrad)
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, HDCAM SR
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486, 1920 x 1080