This ambitious wartime documentary was originally released in three parts, each chapter running approximately 10 reels (or 2 hours). The first part covers the period between the outbreak of WWI and the end of 1914. Much of the footage is culled from newsreel, though several sequences -- the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand at Sarajevo, the invasions of Belgium and East Prussia -- have been re-enacted. As indicated by the title, the film is sympathetic to the German point of view, which is accomplished by vilifying the Russians. The World War etc. was edited for English-language consumption by Boyd Cable, who originally accompanied screenings of the film with a live lecture.
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