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Incredible WW1 Footage - Holy *** is this real?

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posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 07:30 PM
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Yes, must concur with most...it is a clip from the Hollywood movie.

In 1914-16 any mobile movie camera used by the Military would have been hand cranked, and would have followed the action, advance etc.

This appear to be a staged performance, very cleverly done, with the scenery matching the Movie Still posted.

Im fairly certain that biplanes did swoop around near to the ground, they use to drop hand held bombs and grenades directly from the cockpit.

This is a well stylized reenactment of WW1, but the actual realities of the battle field, were much, Much more graphic and horrific than shown.




posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 07:36 PM
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So True




posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 07:37 PM
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Not sure if the OP is American or not, but it is Apt to Remember that Monday is ...

ARMISTICE DAY.....which is observed on the 11th of the 11th at 11.am, with 1 minutes silence.

This tradition is still continued in Commonwealth countries (ie UK, Australia, NZ, Canada), not sure if the USA has ever observed it.....

Lest We Forget.....



posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 07:47 PM
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MadMax9
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I've never seen it before (1st hint) but if you think logically with low swooping planes (something they did not do) and a fixed camera that everyone ignores..... !!!!!!! the answer is there..... if you think about it!


Hmmm, yep they did swoop low for several reasons, first they were just learning and were hand tying and targeting guns to shoot the enemy with, second they actually hand dropped many of the explosives. Took them while to get sophisticated with bombardment from air.

It started from airships and balloons. In the beginning of air combat they could only attack from low altitude.

The Bot



posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 07:52 PM
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gort51
Not sure if the OP is American or not, but it is Apt to Remember that Monday is ...

ARMISTICE DAY.....which is observed on the 11th of the 11th at 11.am, with 1 minutes silence.

This tradition is still continued in Commonwealth countries (ie UK, Australia, NZ, Canada), not sure if the USA has ever observed it.....

Lest We Forget.....


No, Monday is my day, veterans day here. I thank all veterans and their families everywhere for their sacrifice and service. Thank you....

The Bot



posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 07:52 PM
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People do some research

Its been stated before but its a movie not real war footage

1927 movie Wings times in San Antonio, Texas

The movie is I'm public domain watch it on archive.org or look up on google



posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 07:56 PM
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Is everyone in the shot european

Where is it?



posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 08:23 PM
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"Oh Boy"...read the thread please, particularly the response Directly above yours.
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posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 08:31 PM
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Sorry to burst your bubble, but this is not actual real WWI footage. It is staged scenes made in the UK during the war to provide footage for the newsreels. On one occasion they recreated an entire naval battle using cardboard model battleships and smoke bombs, because the actual footage would take too long to get back from the front and proved less 'realistic' for movie goers eager to see action footage.

I believe the movie depicted in the clip is taken from the battle of Acre, a follow up movie made by British Pathe News (sometimes referred to as 'advance of the tanks')

Battle of Ancre - Advance of the tanks on Wikipedia.



posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 08:37 PM
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No....It is already identified....see the third post above yours....
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Thanks.....



posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 08:49 PM
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Cool footage but is from 1927 film Wings.



posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 09:54 PM
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to be rude - I had no idea which movie it was - but FFS it was blisteringly obvious that it was a movie - from the first seconds



posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 10:01 PM
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Yep, that does look very similar...
Nice catch!

/T-



posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 10:17 PM
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Crazy how each of those men were just focused on the job at hand. Those tanks just cruised right over fresh bodies, could be comrades, or enemies. But it didn't matter, they had a job to do. Great footage, makes me feel like a puss not being able to stand up to my government like these men stood up. True soldiers.



posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 10:31 PM
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Cant help feeling sorry they were in such positions but life is a struggle.
Respect. No way I want anywhere near that.
What if you were in your hometown knowing it was being advanced on by a group you despised!



posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 10:46 PM
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Wow.. Interesting footage. I tend to think it is staged. Some of the people who were apparently hit by gunfire fall down in a completely non random way from the 20 second mark till the one minute mark. One guy I noticed starts to fall back but does so in what would have to be the safest way possible. The tactics are wrong as well.. Why start the attack with just a few people only to get over run in a counter attack and then in the end of the video come back with over wealming numbers of people and tanks and planes. The explosions do not look right.. The planes near the end flying so close to the ground do not look right either. Obviously I do not know if it real or staged but my first impression is that it staged or a reinactment. Just my opinion...



posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 11:46 PM
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I would hope that this is a staged event, because those guys who showed up at the end with the bazookas were blasting the backsides of their own men who had run up ahead. Also, when someone was "hit" they just collapsed and died. When I go hunting, nothing just "dies" without struggling around for a bit.

IMO, those who say that this is a movie, made for public viewing, are correct. The camera doesn't even vibrate from the concussions and activity. But I couldn't guess when this was filmed. Techniques for making movies look old are pretty well advanced these days.
-cwm



posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 02:35 AM
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Uh... that's obviously movie footage. I can't believe anyone thinks that is real. Have you actually seen film footage from that era? It's grainier and runs "fast", not to mention having lots of scratches, dust/hairs and other artifacts in it. Never mind how would such nice camera work be possible, i.e. no jostling from explosions and no debris flying around. As for the camera is in a bunker theory, there would still be jostling, etc. and why isn't anyone attacking the bunker??? Both sides' troops are shown in the action. Also, as said hypothetical bunker was right in middle of the battlefield, how did the professional camera man get to said bunker in the first place?

The battlefield also looks cheesy. There is some little rinky-dink obstacle in the foreground, but nothing else. The actual battlefields had barbed wire, and posts holding the barbed wire in place. LOTS of barbed wire. As well as craters from artillery. Soldiers didn't fight each other on open ground like that. One side had to fight through barbed wire and avoid machine gun and rifle fire coming from the other side in trenches, along with artillery. I also doubt planes swooped down that low over battlefields unless they had death wishes. The soldiers also weren't moving like they were actually under fire either.

The cinematography is too good and the details are wrong. And yes, they used to make movies back then with a cast of thousands.


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posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 02:39 AM
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Maybe we should ask Tom Hanks if HE had anything to do with it? I imagine there is a possibility it is real, but looks pretty well staged to me. Good find though, interesting.



posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 04:15 AM
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The footage is of a reenactment but it's still a good reminder.

One of the most memorable moments in my life came in my senior year of high school (1999-2000) when I got to meet a WW1 vet, and he told our class some stories of the war. I find it sad that no one from generations later than mine will have ever gotten that opportunity.



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