"This boat was the first one to leave for the South with troops. On board is a battalion of the 5th U.S. Infantry. She is a sidewheeler, and the churn of her wide paddles makes the white ... See full summary »
"This picture was taken after the battle of Las Guaymas, and shows a large number of wounded soldiers embarking in a rowboat from an extemporized dock, on their way to the hospital ship '... See full summary »
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"This picture of the pride of the United States Navy was made on the occasion of the Peace Jubilee in New York City, and was taken from a tug passing the warship on its way up the North ... See full summary »
"A splendid picture of the pride of the Spanish navy, taken on the occasion of her visit to New York Harbor, when her captain hinted at his ability to blow holes through New York's ... See full summary »
This film is pretty much pointless except for the fact that it gives you a chance to see some troops as they get ready to leave. This thing clocks in under forty-five seconds so obviously one shouldn't be expecting too much. I enjoy watching these older movies because they simply capture a moment in time but I must say that it's hard to get any sort of entertainment out of this because of the fact that nothing happens. Basically the camera is stationed and we see some troops walking around. That's it.
The Library of Congress is a great resource for viewing these old movies.
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