Friday, May 15, 2015
News of the Week May 15, 1915 -- May 15, 2015
The 15-May-1915 Motography featured "News of the Week as Shown in Films," with items from current newsreels.
"English and Belgian prisoners of war interned in Holland. Copyright 1915 by Universal Animated Weekly." Holland stayed neutral during World War One. Perhaps these prisoners escaped from German captivity to Holland. Holland would have interned them until the end of the war.
"Fire sweeps Boston factory causing much damage. Copyright 1915 Hearst-Selig News Pictorial." I have not been able to identify this fire.
"Vincent Astor's safety first hydroaeroplane. Copyright 1915 Hearst-Selig News Pictorial." Vincent Astor flew the unique Burgess-Dunne airplane, which had swept wings and no tail.
"A scene of desolation on main road to Paris, near Revigney, France. Copyright 1915 by Universal Animated Weekly." Revigny is a small town in eastern France.
"New York City police department holds its annual parade. Copyright 1915 by Pathe News." The parade was held in late April on Fifth Avenue.
"Turkish forces take up positions along the Dardanelles. Copyright 1915 by Pathe News." This was early in the Gallipoli campaign.