Friday, February 6, 2015

News of the Week February 6, 1915 -- February 6, 2015

The 06-February-1915 Motography featured "News of the Week as Shown in Films," with items from current newsreels.

"Carrying wounded away after riot at Roosevelt, N. J.  Copyright 1915 by Pathe Daily News."  On 19-January-1915, police shot strikers at the American Agricultural Chemical Company.  They killed four and wounded ten others.

"French troops retreat from Ypres, Belgium.  Copyright, 1915 by Universal Animated Weekly."  Fighting took place around Ypres throughout the war. 

"Roads in Loum, Belgium, in awful condition because of rains. Copyright, 1915, by Pathe Daily News."  I don't know of a town called Loum in Belgium.  The European winters during World War One were some of the worst during the 20th Century. 

"Ready to stow a torpedo in the K-5, new U. S. submarine.  Copyright, 1915 by Hearst-Selig News Pictorial."  K-5 operated along the east coast the in the Caribbean until 1923. 

"Pres. Tenner, Gary Herman and Pres. Johnson, baseball kings.  Copyright, 1915, by Hearst-Selig News Pictorial." John K Tener was the president of the National League.  Garry Herrmann was president of the National Baseball Commission.  Ban Johnson was the president and founder of the American League.  The three men made up the National Commission, which ran baseball before the position of Commissioner was instituted in 1920. 

"The German Zeppelin 'Victoria Luise' in flight.  Copyright 1915 by Universal Animated Weekly."  LZ-11, Viktoria Luise was a pre-war passenger Zeppelin taken over by the German Army.  In my other blog, we saw Viktoria  Luise star in a 1912 movie:

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