Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Monumental Fictions #1, Cinema #16, The Sea #5, Foreign Lands #20

Bombardment of Taku forts, by the Allied fleets
[Re-creation of the Boxer Rebellion battle that occurred June 17, 1900.]

Edison Manufacturing Co.
From Edison films catalog: The scene opens by showing the battleships maneuvering for a position. They finally draw up in line of battle and commence firing on the shore batteries. Immense volumes of smoke arise from the fleet and from the distant shore. Shots are seen to fall thickly among the vessels and immense bodies of water are thrown up by the explosion of mines. A very exciting naval battle. 100 feet. $15.00.

Copyright: Thomas A. Edison
(c. June 19, 1900.)