Friday, November 28, 2014
News of the Week 28-November-1914 -- November 28, 2014
The 21-November-1914 Motography featured "News of the Week as Shown in Films," with items from current newsreels.
"British troops gathering at St. Albans, England to resist possible invasion. Copyrighted 1914 by Universal Animated Weekly." There was fear of an invasion early in the war, but the great strength of the Royal Navy made anything more than raids unlikely.
"The Kronprinzessin Cecilie held in Boston harbor to escape capture by British. Copyrighted 1914 by Hearst-Selig News Pictorial." SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie sailed for North German Lloyd between Bremen and New York. She was on her way to Germany from the United States when the war started. She turned back to America. After the US entered the war, the government commandeered her to use as a troop ship and renamed her Mount Vernon.
"Celebrating Trafalgar Day in England. Copyrighted 1914 by Universal Animated Weekly." Trafalgar Day, October 21, celebrates Admiral Horatio Nelson's 1805 victory over the French and Spanish fleets.
"Salvation Army, in Boston, making bandages for Europe's wounded. Copyrighted 1914 by Hearst-Selig News Pictorial." During the war, making bandages was an important act.
"Belgian troops advancing to the Yser to meet Germans. Copyrighted 1914 by Hearst-Selig News Pictorial." The Belgians did what they could to resist the German invasion.