Russian film around the early days of the creation of the Red Army.
Full title reads: "1918"
Ukraine, Soviet Union, USSR.
Several shots of the burning villages in Ukraine - desperate women crying. Various shots of the German and Russian Generals, including Hindenburg, walking towards camera - the signing of the first Brest-Litovsk treaty between Germany and independent state of Ukraine - treaty is later annulled.
Shots of German troops marching. CU of Russian posters. VS of crowds of troops. MS of Leon Trotsky addressing troops from the back of an open car. Possibly around the creation of the Red Army. A flag is presented to soldiers. Cavalry soldiers ride off with flag.
N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel.