Chatsworth, CA : Image Entertainment, 2001, c1916.
1 videodisc (167 min.) : sd., b&w with col. tinted sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Fighting the war / a Donald C. Thompson picture (1916)
The log of the U-35 / Lothar von Arnauld de la Periere (combined 1919 British version and 1920 American versions of original German film (1917) titled: Der Magische G?urtel (The Enchanted circle)
The secret game / Paramount (1917)
The moving picture boys in the Great War / Post-Newsweek Productions, The American Documents and Blackhawk Films (1975)
These four short films show essential news and propaganda functions of the movies during the Great War of 1914-1918. In those days before television and radio, fiction films in movie theaters were the most widely shared public experience while news films presented the most detailed and potent images of military life and front line action. Some news films were faked but some was authentic, obtained at great risk by daredevil combat cameramen. The fourth film is a 1975 compilation of early footage.