Created from official films of the U.S. Army Expeditionary Forces in World War I, "Flashes of Action" is a silent newsreel created in 1928 -- for the ten year anniversary of the end of hostilities. The film features footage of trench warfare, balloon busting by aircraft (including a spotter jumping from the balloon moments before it bursts into flames), gas warfare, nighttime bombardments, and more.
This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
June 5, 2022 Subject:
Not ruined by watermark
Why does Periscope Film have a watermark on all their content? Because they are digitizing, at their own expense, rare and orphaned films, and making them available to the public for viewing and reference purposes. They support their efforts by licensing clips to commercial producers. In an ideal world, all content would be free -- but people need to understand that posting content of this type involves time, effort and yes expense.
June 4, 2022 Subject:
ruined by watermark
Agree with previous poster - no reason to add watermark to public domain footage. Way to ruin the purpose of Internet Archive!
May 31, 2019 Subject:
Very nice set of recordings from the great war, too bad it had to be ruined by someone's watermark, historical records should be free and open to all.