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First of all i had no idea where to put this, it has nothing to do with ww3 or war on terror or ufos or other topics nor is it general chit chat, so ive put it here.
I came across this footage, supposedly showing ww1 footage in action, a mass charge/ bayonet fight/ the people falling etc ..
I count thousands of soldiers marching into battle, i highly doubt this is staged propeganda.
The footage is also from the military archives.
This has to be the most fascinating historical footage i have ever seen, if real. Im not interested in gore or stuff like that, its more about the historical aspect that i am interested in this. Plus its in black and white so you it isnt graphic in a violence sense.
Here it is, (cant tell you how many times ive replayed it)
The M1917 6-ton light tank was an American license-production copy of the highly successful French-designed Renault "char leg...
This i believe is the tank in the video.
Originally a french design copied by the USA.
P.S what does it for me is at 12 seconds the guy at the very bottom left hand corner with a rifle and bayonet in panick swipes his musket at an enemy, sees that the enemy has backup and runs back.. that is excactly the kind of real life spur of the moment reaction you would have with a ton of people charging you down, and not rehearsed acting from a cheesey movie script
PPS anyone notice how the officer is always the first to run away (look for guy with pistol)edit on 8-11-2013 by mlifeoutthere because: (no reason given)
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im saying that these guys finding were tough and brave, you think the new age feminised men of today could last 5 second in that situation, hand to hand combat with tanks rolling towards them and mortars going off 10 feet away, no way not unless its on x box.
the camera may be set up in a bunker. The film is obviously very old and if it was faked it looks more realistic than modern war movie recreations.edit on 8-11-2013 by AthlonSavage because: (no reason given)
In WW1 my Grandfather drove a horse and cart up to the lines with supplies. That's all the family could ever get out of him but the nightmares were terrible. God knows what he saw, he did get wounded but made no fuss about it. He came back a changed man.
Regarding the planes, I seem to remember reading that initially the pilots used hand guns to shoot at each other and people on the ground, until the planes were fitted with cannon or guns.
People were so different in those days and made to be so aware of their place.
We might have modern tech today, but what gets me every time about all these wars is they shed blood and its a waste.
Wow Great Find. As to your question whether it's authentic actual battle? Did they have Helicopters during WW1? I don't know if they did or didn't but around 40 sec. or somewhere in that area, I seen a few helicopters fly by on top of the screen. So maybe that can help determine the question. Unless Helicopters were used at that time. Then it don't help at all. LOL [/quote
Anyone know when auto gyros made their appearance? That might be what was at the top of the screen.