Description:Carnival in Wetzlar in 1914. At the beginning of the film the council of eleven introduce themselves, you see people with umbrellas, probably after the parade has ended. The guardsmen come out under the leadership of Carl Vogels. On one carriage of the train there is the inscription "Geburtenrückgang" (Decline in births), another carriage is titled "Ärztestreik" (Doctors' strike). The intertitles of the film are: "Carnival" - "Carnival Sunday" - "Raising the guard of honor of the whole Carnival under the command of Captain Carl Vogels". Since the 1910s, Oskar Barnack, the inventor of the Leica, has captured events around Wetzlar on film with his self-constructed film camera. He documented flood disasters, city festivals, medical experiments, sporting events and the company where he was employed as chief designer: the Optical Works Ernst Leitz in Wetzlar. His films form the basis of a film archive in which local history has the same place as the effects of great historical events.
Mots-clés:Hessen / Hesse / Paraden / Freizeit / EFG1914 - Filme zum 1. Weltkrieg / Erster Weltkrieg / Sammlung Oskar Barnack / parades / leisure / World War I / collection Oskar Barnack / EFG1914 / World War I