STK-ID 55846

Events leading up to the First World War (Germany's plan to attack France, Belgium's response): Still shots of three German generals studying maps. CU of map showing Northern Europe and the encirclement of Paris via Belgium, as per the Schlieffen plan. MS of Belgian soldiers on the move. HAS of Brussels, MS of one street. Various shots of King Albert of Belgium getting out of his automobile, posing for the camera. Various shots of a German army band marching past, German cavalry, soldiers crossing a bridge into Luxembourg, soldiers marching across the French frontier. CU of newspaper article, caricature of little King Albert defying the German bully. HAS of Belgian cavalry trotting through a town. LS of soldiers marching across a field. Various shots of French cavalry in boisterous, crowded street, of "poilus" marching close to and far from the camera.


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