Other title(s):The first pictures of the battle in the West
Genre:Short film / Documentary
Description:1. Intertitle: The artillery firing on 21st March 1918 11:30 a.m. Image: The beginning of the German offensive („Michael“) on the 21st March 1918; artillery firing on enemy emplacements (7.7 cm. field cannon 16). 2. Intertitle: Infantry reserves follow the fighting forces. Image: Infantry reserves march across open terrain. 3. Intertitle: The first prisoners near Itancourt. Image: First English prisoners near Itancourt, a wounded man is carried in a tarpaulin. 4. Intertitle: Artillery crosses its own front line over quickly constructed bridges. Image: Cannons are pulled across a bridge improvised over a trench. 5. Intertitle: Cannons are brought over the first enemy emplacement. Image: Soldiers bring cannon into the the enemy emplacement over terrain. 6. Intertitle: Machine gunners pass the second English line. Image: Machine gunners cross the second English line. 7. Intertitle: Reserves rest in a valley near Urvillers, about 500 metres behind the front line. Image: Reserve forces resting in the valley near Urvillers. 8. Intertitle: Combat baggage, munition colums etc. are brought to the fighting troops towards evening. March through the village of Mezieres. Image: Horsedrawn combat baggage and munitions colums on the march through the ruined town of Mézières. 9. Intertitle: The number of prisoners grows from hour to hour. Image: Column of British prisoners marches through a town (shots of long duration); arrival at detention camp; groups of prisoners sit on fenced-off grassy area.
Keywords:EFG1914 / World War I / First World War / World War, 1914-1918