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Attack on Antwerp

Belgian infantry and artillery defend Antwerp against the besieging German army in an early battle of World War I.

Non-Fiction 1914 1 mins Silent


The besieged city of Antwerp had already fallen to the Germans by the time this early despatch from the WWI battlefields was released. The film shows Belgian troops in trenches as if firing at the enemy (a scene clearly staged for the camera), followed by a more authentic scene of artillery firing at a remote target. Clearly the Topical Budget cameramen are being held well away from the action.