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Film, Video The Battle of the Yalu. No. 1-4

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Title

  • The Battle of the Yalu. No. 1-4

Summary

  • Depicts the Battle of Yalu, in the Russo-Japanese War, which took place at the Yalu River, on the border of China and Korea between April 25, 1904 and May 1, 1904.

Names

  • Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera
  • American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1904.

Contents

  • No. 1: The Russians are shown on the crest of a hill where they are attacked by the Japanese, consisting of infantry and machine guns. The Japanese storm the hill but are forced to retreat when the Russians bring up reinforcements in the shape of heavy battery field artillery, and when the action is finished the ground is covered with the dead and wounded (0:20 min.) -- No. 2: Shows the Russian battery coming up at a gallop and getting into action for the bombardment of the Japanese position on the hill (1:45 min.) -- No. 3: Shows the attack by the Japanese on the Russian outpost in front of the blockhouse. The blockhouse is fired by bursting shells, and in the midst of the confusion the Japanese make a fierce charge, dislodging the Russians and capturing the position (0:59 min.) -- No. 4: Shows the capture of the battery by the Japanese after a spirited charge and hand-to-hand conflict (1:42 min.).

Headings

  • -  Yalu, Battle of, 1904
  • -  Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905--Campaigns--Korea
  • -  Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905--Campaigns--China

Genre

  • Historical reenactments (Motion pictures)
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films

Notes

  • -  H44025 (No. 1) H43619 (No. 2) H43620 (No. 3) H43618 (No. 4) U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright (No. 1): American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 29Mar1904; H44025.
  • -  Copyright (No. 2): American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 23Mar1904; H43619.
  • -  Copyright (No. 3): American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 23Mar1904; H43620.
  • -  Copyright (No. 4): American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 23Mar1904; H43618.
  • -  Camera, G.W. Bitzer.
  • -  Re-enacted by the students of St. John's Military Academy.
  • -  Duration: 4:44 minutes.
  • -  Filmed in Manlius, New York, on March 16, and March 18, 1904.
  • -  According to Niver's Biograph bulletins, 1896-1908, p. 127 and p. 216, The battle of the Yalu, No. 1-4 were sold individually; the complete production (Biograph production no. 2861) was also available in 626 ft., or 400 ft. lengths.
  • -  LC copy is a compilation of American Mutoscope and Biograph's four individual titles, not one of its longer complete productions.
  • -  Biograph production no. 2855 (No. 1), no. 2847 (No. 2), no. 2848 (No. 3), no. 2846 (No. 4.)
  • -  Paper print shelf numbers were changed when the paper prints were re-housed: LC 1956 (No. 1), LC 1957 (No. 2), LC 1958 (No. 3), LC 1959 (No. 4).
  • -  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
  • -  Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 26; AFI catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 79; Biograph production logs; Biograph bulletins, 1896-1908, p. 127, p. 216.
  • -  paper pos (No. 1, copies 1 and 2) Received: 1904-03-29; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
  • -  paper pos (No. 2-4, copies 1 and 2) Received: 1904-03-23; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
  • -  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
  • -  Paper print roll lacking suffix.
  • -  Paper rolls (copy 1) are housed in Box 0144C (No. 1), and Box 0128 (No. 2-4). Paper rolls (copy 2) are housed in Box 5698 (No. 1, No. 4), Box 5612 (No. 2), and Box 5699A (No. 3).

Medium

  • 1 video file (digital) (ca. 5 min.) : si., b&w.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (217 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (217 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • paper pos 4 rolls (ca. 540 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos (copy 2) 4 rolls (ca. 540 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 4970 (viewing print)
  • FRA 1954 (dupe neg pic)
  • Box 0144C, Box 0128 (paper pos)
  • Box 5698, Box 5212, Box 5699A (paper pos, copy 2)

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021604040

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Bitzer, G. W., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. The Battle of the Yalu. No. 1-4. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1904. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021604040/.

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Bitzer, G. W., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company & Paper Print Collection. (1904) The Battle of the Yalu. No. 1-4. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021604040/.

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Bitzer, G. W., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. The Battle of the Yalu. No. 1-4. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1904. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021604040/>.