Friday, August 28, 2015

News of the Week August 28, 1915 -- August 28, 2015

The 28-August-1915 Motography featured "News of the Week as Shown in Films," with items from current newsreels.

"Mayor Armstrong opens new Pittsburgh Bridge.  Copyright 1915 by Pathe News."  The Manchester Bridge was dedicated by Mayor Joseph G Armstrong on 08-August-1915.  The Manchester Bridge was removed in 1970. 

"Col. Theodore Roosevelt and Governor Johnson at San Diego Exposition.  Copyright 1915 by Universal Animated Weekly."  Former President Theodore Roosevelt and California Governor Hiram Johnson visited the Panama-California Exposition in San Diego

"Women who make munitions for armies parade in London. Copyright 1915 by Universal Animated Weekly."  Women played an important part in industrial production in all the Allied nations.  Making munitions was dangerous work, but it paid well. 

"Gen. Scott leaves for Texas to handle Mexican situation.  Copyright 1915 Hearst-Selig News Pictorial."   General Hugh L Scott, the Chief of Staff of the Army.  Pressure had been growing between the US and Mexican revolutionaries. 

"Heroes of the navy, killed in Haiti, buried with full military honors.  Copyright 1915 Hearst-Selig News Pictorial."  US Marines invaded Haiti on 28-July-1915.  We occupied the country until 1934.  Haiti went through six presidents between 1911 and 1915.  The US was worried that Germany might interfere.  Some Marines were killed by snipers.  Perhaps this is a service for them. 

"Passenger train in collision with runaway oil car.  Copyright 1915 by Pathe News." 

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