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  • Short Summary

    Film of Russian Army in Petrograd.

  • Description

    What About Russia? Army at Petrograd loyal to Allies.

    Petrograd / St Petersburg / Leningrad, Russia - April 1917.

    It is uncertain what month this was filmed; or; despite the title; which faction is represented by these soldiers. At any rate; footage is Russian soldiers marching; carrying unidentified flag; Winter Palace in BG. Then shot of rally masses of soldiers standing in large square; with flag blowing in FG; Cathedral; other major buildings; in BG. Another shot looking over huge numbers of soldiers gathered.

    Socialism; communism; Russian Revolution; World War One; demonstrations.

    G 430 B.

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    Film ID:
    1868.57
    Media URN:
    71899
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1917
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:45:00 / 01:53:13:00
    Canister:
    ON 052 M

Comments (2)

  1. BBC Newswire says

    This is not Petrograd. This is Red Square, Moscow

  2. wildwords says

    This is not Saint Petersburg, of course, but Moscow. You can clearly see the Kremlin in the background.

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