Best Documentary Movies of 1918
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This film was never released for the general public. It was hidden in Chaplin's private vaults for forty years until he included some parts of it in his compilation 'The Chaplin Revue' in 1959.
A depiction of an egret mother feeding her babies.
Allied Offensive, July 1918
Silent film of U.S. aircraft downing a German plane, plus a vaudeville show and more.
Battle Front in Britain
From growing potatoes in Green Park, London, to transforming rabbit crates into seed boxes – just a couple of the many ingenious ways of supporting the war effort which are covered in this film from the Ministry of Information.
This short film from 1918 shows various types of footage involving aircraft. An aircraft moves down the runway and takes off. Three planes in formation are seen from the air. Viewed from the cockpit, a pilot is at the controls. A hydroplane gets ready to land in a British port. Seen from the air, bombs fall on the battlefield. An enemy plane is pursued by fire from an anti-aircraft battery, while another spirals down and crashes on the ground. Canadian aviators pose proudly for the camera while an American crew attaches bombs to an aircraft.
Kilauea: The Hawaiian Volcano
A documentary on the eruptive activity of the great Hawaiian volcano Kilauea.
Britain's Bulwarks, No. 10: With the Policemen of the Allies on the North Sea
News reel from the first World War.
Cannibals of the South Seas
First of many films by the husband/wife team of Martin and Osa Johnson, originally backed by George Eastman.