Royal Navy on mission to the Kiel Canal to inspect the German Navy.
Allied naval mission in Kiel Canal. Germany.
World war one; military occupation; armistice. Allied naval commission prepare to inspect German fleet. Tracking shot going past & part way round dreadnought. MS Hercules; which visited German navy bases to make sure terms were fulfilled. Allied commission pose for cam; 3 rows (static here). Shot of 4 officers; vice Admiral Sir Montague browning of Britain; Rear Admiral Grasset of France; and Rear Admiral Robinson of USA; Captain Nakamura of Japan Then shot of the 3 Admirals walking toward cam; then away - Robinson has hook on 1 arm. CU's each of them. Then CU Nakamura.; Lt. Gulli of Italy; plus 2 officers of shipping board. Pan on smaller ships escorting the Hercules. Tracking shot looking back at boats following. Admiral's flags flying side by side; deck crowded. US flags flying.
GV German warship the Regensberg; which brought comm. Von Wachter to pilot Hercules past minefields. Small boat rowing for ship. Shot through round window like porthole of Wachter etc. LS German commission and Admiral Goette coming aboard. MS walking other direction Allies' reps leaving to inspect German ships: guys lined up on deck. Closer same; pan. Men walking past. Then shot of SS Rutland first British ship released under armistice treaty. German fleet on way to Scapa to be interned; including Konig; Dresden etc. Pan on ships in a line moving left. Then GV Bremen; going to pick up German sailors; seabirds in fg. Continued.
World war one; boats and ships. Allied naval commission ; part 2. Opens w/ title frame: H.M.S. Hercules enters Kiel canal. Panoramic view of the harbour. Pan around harbour - ships of all sizes in canal. Pan around looking out over ship's deck; w/ crew at work. Going through locks - gate sliding open. Then shot of side - pier thing as ship moves past. Other ship moving through canal. Pan on bridge over canal. Small strip of land in middle. Heading toward another bridge. Small tugboat moving other direction on canal. Tracking shot going past houses on side CU German naval flag flying.