Film: 7271

War + Military | 1910 | Silent | B/W


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Documents unusually difficult process of crossing wide river with soldiers and horses 1910's

Long boat being rowed across Rhine by men both before and after. Soldiers along both sides of boat holding horses' reins while the horses swim along side boat. Horses being guided into water next to boat which is now on the banks of the river. Soldiers in uniform and with only swimming trunks on. About half way across river being swept downstream by current. Pulling horses out of river as soldiers exit boat. Soldiers unloading equipment and saddles.

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