On The Firing Line With the Germans DVD
(World War 1 1915)
Recently discovered American made
1915 documentary that
follows the Imperial German army
as it pushes eastward through
Poland during World War 1.
Some actual battle footage is
included along with scenes of
military camp life, convalescing
soldiers, logistics and captured
prisoners of war (English, French
and Russian). After the battles are
over, the film concludes with
sobering views of the plight of the
civilian population during the war.
Shot by Wilbur H. Durborough and
his camera operator Irving Guy
The only American feature length documentary made during WW1.
USA, 1915, B&W, 108 minutes. Silent with title cards.