Friday, March 27, 2015
News of the Week March 27, 1915 -- March 27, 2015
The 27-March-1915 Motography featured "News of the Week as Shown in Films," with items from current newsreels.
"Secretary of the Navy Daniels breaking ground for memorial chapel in National cemetery at Arlington, Virginia. Copyright 1915 by Pathe News." Josephus Daniels was Secretary of the Navy during the entire Woodrow Wilson administration.
"English troops wearing winter uniforms in France. Copyright 1915 by Universal Animated Weekly." The winter of 1914-1915 was very severe.
"German sea raider reaches Newport News. Copyright 1915 Hearst-Selig News Pictorial." Prinz Eitel Friedrich, a passenger liner, was used as a very successful German commerce raider, sinking 11 ships. Unable to continue because of low coal supplies and worn engines, she sailed into Newport News on 11-March-1915 and was interned.
"Wreck of a Boston and Maine train at Claremont, New Hampshire. Copyright 1915 by Pathe News." A Boston and Maine passenger train hit a washed out section of track and derailed on 26-February-1915.
"Canadian troops marching through streets of Montreal. Copyright 1915 by Universal Animated Weekly." Canadian troops were an important part of the British Imperial forces on the Western Front.
"Clearing ground for Chicago's new Union station. Copyright 1915 Hearst-Selig News Pictorial." Chicago Union Station didn't open until 1925. It is still used today.