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    New Zealanders In Cologne - 1. 1918 - 1919 ?

    World War One. Scenes from around Cologne (Koln), Germany, after Armistice; at start of Allies' occupation. Mostly film of New Zealand troops.

    Opens w/ shot panning on bridge which stops part way. Brief shot sentry on guard; city in BG. LS down river; bridge w/ 3 arches spanning Rhein; pan across river; round to silhouette of cathedral.

    Pan cemetery. Outside building used as NZ or Allied HQ; French soldier (?) & NZer; cannons sit in front; French; Australian; NZ & Union Jack flags on building. NZ soldier holds out NZ flag. ECU plaque on gun or other item; in English & French; says captured by NZ Division; presented to town of La Quesnoy.

    Looking down road through woods. CU doorway set into earth; entrance to German dugout. Pan on sandbag fortress (sinking; so bags make curving pattern). Pan in woods; steps up hill.

    Destroyed naval base? NZ soldier walks by large gun; pan left; sea wall; sea at left. Looking across destroyed base.

    Troops march through arch on old bridge; electric trams drive back & forth alongside them. At train station. NZ troops looking out doors of train wagons moving slowly; some wave at camera or at other soldiers on platform.

    NZ troops coming up street of old buildings. Pan right w/ them as they enter building, YMCA sign hung by door. 'Victoria Hall. Entertainment Nightly.' above door (very small writing). More troops enter. Man hands out papers / playbills to crowd of soldiers.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1918 - 1919
    Media URN:
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:40:00 / 01:16:08:00
    ON 246 A 1
    Sort Number:
    ON 246 A 1
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    Travel & Exploration
    WW1 Australian, New Zealand and ANZAC troops NZ related WWI titles Important New Zealand Nat Archive - Top 30 (Ep.1) Interwar Germany New Zealand Film Archive - May 2014 Cologne WW1 Australian, New Zealand and ANZAC troops
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Comments (1)

  1. kiwibass says

    The first scene shows the bridge over the Canal du Nord (FRance) built by the NZEF Tunnelling Company in late September 1918. The multi-arched bridge at Cologne is the Hohenzollern Bridge - it also features when soldiers of the NZ Division are marching over it, alongside trams.

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