Vintage Video - Public Reaction in Berlin to Declaration of War, 1914

News of the declaration of war, much anticipated in Germany, brought enthusiastic scenes to the streets of Berlin.  The public was not at this stage daunted by the onset of war against multiple major European foes - Russia, France and Britain - and readily anticipated a short war which would result in overwhelming German victory.

Use the player above to view footage of the public reaction to news of the outbreak of war in Berlin.

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