Republican separatists take over towns in the Rhineland and search people passing through.
Item title reads - The Rhineland - A Republic? Separatists are seizing towns and setting up their own "Government". Germany.
M/S as a group of men walk along carrying a flag with two parallel stripes. One shakes hands with another man, the camera pans across to the others. M/S as the camera pans up to the flag being hoisted on a building.
Intertitle - 'The white armlet is the "Republican" emblem of authority.'
M/S pan across men wearing the white armband. M/S as they stop a car driving along the road, two men get out and put their hands up as they are searched. L/S of them stood round the car.