On the Firing Line with the Germans

Two World War I film scholars and two Library of Congress preservationists described how this film was rediscovered and restored by the… read more

On the Firing Line with the Germans Two World War I film scholars and two Library of Congress preservationists described how this film was rediscovered and restored by the Library of Congress. The entire film was then shown with commentary by the two scholars. In the spring of 1915, American journalist Wilbur Durborough and and cinematographer Guy Ries left Chicago bound for Berlin, Germany. They traveled with the German army to the front lines in East Prussia and Poland and shot 25,000 feet of film, about five and a half hours. They returned to the United States in September of 1915, and in November released the 108-minute feature film On the Firing Line with the Germans. The film received positive reviews and was screened widely in the United States, despite the fact that it presented a favorable view of the Germans. close

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426067-2
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Public Affairs Event
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Video Magazine
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 15, 2017 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Jul 04, 2017 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Apr 15, 2017 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 16, 2017 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 17, 2017 | 1:58am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 22, 2017 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 03, 2017 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 04, 2017 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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