Wednesday, April 12, 2017

"On the Firing Line with the Germans" - 1915 Film Preview

Next Saturday 10pm & Sunday 4pm ET C-SPAN3 will broadcast On the Firing Line with the Germans, a 1915 silent film. Here is a teaser of C-SPAN’s upcoming TV show that was posted on the internet today.

This historic World War I film was shot by American journalist Wilbur Durborough and his cameraman Irving Ries. They traveled with the German army to East Prussia and Poland where they covered the offensive on the Eastern Front. You will learn about how the once-lost film was rediscovered and restored by the Library of Congress.

Watch the entire film, with commentary by authors Cooper Graham and Jim Castellan who helped reassemble a fascinating World War I movie that had become a jigsaw puzzle of fragments.

For the TV schedule of this show check out this link to C-SPAN's website.


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