Friday, May 1, 2015

News of the Week May 1, 1915 -- May 1, 2015

The 01-May-1915 Motography featured "News of the Week as Shown in Films," with items from current newsreels.

"The vessel which rammed the British transport near New Orleans.  Copyright 1915 by Universal Animated Weekly."  On 30-March-1915, the United Fruit Company liner Heredia rammed liner Parisian near the mouth of the Mississippi, then swerved off and sank steamer Weems.  This is the same photo we saw for a report from Pathe News:

"Villa troops at Brownsville, Texas, show how they attacked Carranza forces.  Copyright 1915 by Pathe News."  After José Venustiano Carranza Garza overthrew the dictotor Victoriano Huerta in 1914, he faced opposition from Pancho Villa (left), commander of the División del Norte and Emiliano Zapata, commander of the Ejército Libertador del Sur. 

"funeral of Curtis Guild, former governor of Massachusetts, at Boston.  Copyright 1915 by Pathe News."  Curtis Guild, Jr, newspaper publisher, Spanish-American War veteran and friend of Theodore Roosevelt, had served as governor from 1906-1909. 

"Elevated trains leap tracks and tie up traffic in New York.  Copyright 1915 Hearst-Selig News Pictorial."  I have not been able to find anything about this accident. 

"Kronprinz Wilhelm slips into American port and interns.  Copyright 1915 Hearst-Selig News Pictorial."  On 11-April-1915, German commerce raider SMS Kronprinz Wilhelm slipped into Newport News and was interned.  She later served as the USS Von Steuben. 

"Germans patrolling coast of Belgium with motor boats.  opyright 1915 by Universal Animated Weekly."  The British had plans to launch an amphibious invasion of the Belgian coast. 

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