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Illustrated Films Monthly, London, August 1914.


(...) Photo, Chicago Tribune, Sept. 13, 1914

& World War One –– Bain News Service

(publisher), Dead German Between Villeroy & Neufmontiers,

undated, Library of Congress, detail


      Dans la grande bataille commencée le 6

septembre entre Meaux et Verdun, l‘ennemi a subi d*énormes

pertes. Le génie qui s‘emploie à enterrer les morts,

ne suffit pas toujours immédiatement à sa tâche, et on trouve,

isolés dans la plaine, des morts oubliés comme celui-ci.

(...) Miroir, Paris, Sept. 20, 1914, detail


      A strict censorship has been established. Every showman

must now submit to the authorities a list of the films,

with correct titles, that he proposes to screen. Many topical

films have already been banned.

      * * *

      Some of the Boulevard movies have returned almost#to the primitive stages of cinematography. Old picture plays

are being screened while many of the so-called topical films

are obviously the work of amateurs. Nightly the public‘s

intelligence is insulted by the exhibition of fake topical films.

I saw one film last night entitled „British Troops in

Belgium.“ It showed British soldiers right enough, but the

appearance of four typical little English boys

instantly shattered the illusion.

(...) John Cher, Moving Picture World, Sept. 19, 1914

„The best engagement ever made for Keystone“

Editorial content. „CHARLES CHAPLIN, who is making

a big hit in ,Keystones,‘ is an Englishman.“ (...)

His success in getting so much humour out of a part

practically without speaking attracted the

attention of Mack Sennett, managing director of the Keystone

comedies, who immediately engaged him. It was

probably the best engagement ever made for Keystone.“

      The Rounders is released by Keystone Sept. 7, 1914.

Redaktioneller Inhalt

Alan Nevins & Henry Steele Commager, The Pocket History

of the United States, New York 1942:

      „In the presidential elections of 1916 Wilson was successful,

largely because he had ,kept us out of war.´“


Am 28. Juli 1914 hat der Erste Weltkrieg begonnen –

„the european war“ wird er oft in amerikanischen Zeitungen

vorerst noch genannt.

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