This presentation features 67 motion pictures produced between 1898 and 1901 of the Spanish-American War and the subsequent Philippine Revolution. The Spanish-American War was the first U.S. war in which the motion picture camera played a role.
This presentation features 67 motion pictures produced between 1898 and 1901 of the Spanish-American War and the subsequent Philippine Revolution. The Spanish-American War was the first U.S. war in which the motion picture camera played a role. These films were made by the Edison Manufacturing Company and the American Mutoscope & Biograph Company and consist of actualities filmed in the U.S., Cuba, and the Philippines, showing troops, ships, notable figures, and parades, as well as reenactments of battles and other war-time events. This presentation is Black and White and Silent. It runs for approximately one hour. Films include: Burial of the "Maine" Victims; N.Y. Journal Despatch Yacht "Buccaneer"; Morro Castle, Havana Harbor; Secretary Long and Captain Sigsbee; 10th U.S. Infantry, 2nd Battalion Leaving Cars; Colored Troops Disembarking; Military Camp at Tampa, Taken from Train; Cuban Refugees Waiting for Rations; Blanket-Tossing a New Recruit; Trained Cavalry Horses; Cuban Volunteers Embarking; U.S. Troops Landing at Daiquirí, Cuba; Major General Shafter; Troops Making Military Road in Front of Santiago; Wreck of the "Vizcaya"; Cuban Ambush; U.S. Infantry Supported by Rough Riders at El Caney; The Fleet Steaming Up North River; U.S. Battleship "Oregon"; Close View of the "Brooklyn," Naval Parade; Astor Battery on Parade; Troops at Evacuation of Havana; General Wheeler and Secretary Alger; President Roosevelt and the Rough Riders; Sampson and Schley Controversy--Tea Party; Aguinaldo's Navy; U.S. Troops and Red Cross in the Trenches Before Caloocan; Colonel Funstan Swimming the Baglag River; Capture of Trenches at Candaba; U.S. Cruiser "Raleigh"; Admiral Dewey Receiving the Washington and New York Committees; U.S. Cruiser "Olympia" Leading Naval Parade and much more.
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