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From Antwerp to Ostend
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From Antwerp to Ostend 1914

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From Antwerp to Ostend 1914

7 mins United Kingdom

The summer of 1913 saw the last big bash of the belle époque at the World's Fair in Ghent, advertised in the background of this film. One year on, Germany's invasion of neutral Belgium brought the world's attention back to a very different scene. This topical travelogue clings nervously to the coast, while the promenading and larks in the sea are contrasted with the refugees in beach huts.

Genres

Travelogue

Tags

Belgium Antwerp Holidays Ostend Rivers

Collection

1914 on Film

Released

1914

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

Kineto

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