Other title(s):Pictures from the great battle in the West (Part 6)
Description:1. Intertitle: Bridges destroyed by the enemy are hurriedly repaired. Image: engineers repair a destroyed bridge. 2. Intertitle: Engineers in rubber suits clear the river bed. Image: engineers clear the Lys river bed. 3. Intertitle: Troops and baggage use emergency bridges to follow the columns striving to advance. Image: Infantry and baggage cross the river on pontoon bridges. 4. Intertitle: His Excellency von Quast, the leader of the army. Image: the supreme commander of the 6th Army, General Ferdinand von Quast, comes out of a building, descends some stairs, examines a map and gets into the car. 5. Intertitle: Towards the Kemmel. 6. Intertitle: Nieppe. The church bombarded by the English. 7. Intertitle: Steenwerk. Image: destroyed church and buildings in Steenwerck. 8. Intertitle: On the enemy's retreat roads. Image: retreat road with destroyed materiel and a fallen soldier. 9. Intertitle: The fiercely contested Mont de Lille. Image: camera pan (r. to l.) across the area. 10. Intertitle: Bailleul. The marketplace after a five-day English bombardment. Image: the destroyed marketplace and destroyed buildings. 11. Intertitle: The ruins of the church. Image: the ruins of the church at Bailleul. 12. Intertitle: Battleground at the Kemmel. Fog of Flanders. Image: camera pan across the terrain covered in morning fog. 13. Intertitle: The beginning of the German storming of the Kemmel. Image: view of the battle area; advance of German soldiers. 14. Intertitle: After the German fire. Image: forest destroyed by shellfire. 15. Intertitle: Former English living quarters. Image: English living quarters shot-up and completely destroyed. 16. Intertitle: The French rushed in vain to the aid of the English. Image: column of prisoners with English and French soldiers. 17. Intertitle: The most successful German tanks, „Gretchen“ and „Siegfried“, return from the battle. Image: German „A7V“ tanks drive through the area; soldiers sit and stand on the tanks, waving in the direction of the camera. 18. Intertitle: The failed English surprise attack on Zeebrügge. Image: coastal landscape with wire barriers near Zeebrügge, in the foreground two soldiers next to a small cannon. 19. Intertitle: English attempts to block harbour traffic have failed, as this wide view shows. Even outside the harbour, the enemy cruisers that came to assist were sunk. Image: The blockade ships „Thetis“, „Intrepid“ and „Iphigenia“, sunk by the English in the entrance to the harbour, half-rising out of the water. 20. Intertitle: Five small English cruisers and several sunk torpedo boats are the result of the English attack. Image: The sunk ships; camera pan along the harbour pier. 21. Intertitle: On board an English wreck. Image: detailed shots of the shipwreck; coastguard sailors on board one of the English shipwrecks; 22. Intertitle: A fished-out English torpedo. Image: a fished-out English torpedo is taken away by horsedrawn vehicle.
Keywords:EFG1914 / World War I / Westfront / World War, 1914-1918 -- Belgium / World War, 1914-1918 -- France / World War, 1914-1918 -- Blockades / Infantry / War casualties / Bridges -- War damage / Buildings -- War damage / World War, 1914-1918