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F-3308
F-3308 HISTORICAL RECREATION - REENACTMENT OF THE MEDIEVAL CRUSADES THROUGH THE STORY OF ONE FAMILY. A.D. 1095. POINTS OUT THE PROBLEMS OF THE CRUSADES BY FOLLOWING MEMBERS OF THE MONTBREF FAMILY AS THEY HEED THE CALL OF THE POPE AND RALLY TO THE GOAL OF CAPTURING THE HOLY CITY. PRESENTS MUCH OF THE ACTION OF THE PERIOD IN THE FORM OF A LETTER WRITTEN BY ONE OF THE MEN IN THE FAMILY AND READ ALOUD BY THE NARRATOR. USES ANIMATED MAPS TO CHART THE PROGRESS AND CONQUEST OF THE CRUSADES AND ILLUSTRATES THE IMPACT OF THE CRUSADES ON WESTERN CIVILIZATION. ST. BARTHOLOMEW'S DAY. HOLY WAR. RELIGIOUS WAR BETWEEN MOSLEMS & CHRISTIAN. FRENCH NOBLE FAMILY. CRUCIFIX CARRIED AROUND THE CHAPEL. RELIGIOUS PROCESSION. MESSENGER ON HORSE RIDES UP TO CASTLE. LET IN BY GUARD. CHANTS. MESSENGER BOWS. CROSSES HIMSELF. SIR WILLIAM. HOLY CEREMONY. READS SCROLL. 11TH CENTURY MAP OF EUROPE. POPE IRVING II. POPE MEETS WITH ABBOTS AND OTHER CHURCH LEADERS. INVADING TURKS. LIBERATION ON THE HOLY LAND. BISHOPS. NOBLEMEN. CASTLE GARDEN. LONG VOYAGE. NOVEMBER, 1095. IN FRONT OF CATHEDRAL OF CLAIRE MONT. KNIGHTS. PEASANTS LISTEN TO SPEECH. GETS EACH CLASS OF PEOPLE A PURPOSE TO FIGHT THE TURKS. RELIGIOUS FERVOR. CRUCIFIX ADDED TO CLOTHING AND SHIELDS. PETER THE HERMIT. CHRIST'S KNIGHTS. THE SOLDIERS OF CHRIST. PEOPLE BLINDLY FOLLOW. BARONS GAINING SALVATION. MOVING OUT TO FIGHT THE CRUSADES. PHILIP AND STEVEN OF MONTBRAF. TOWN COUNCIL. COUNT COLLECTS MONEY FROM PEASANTS TO FUND CRUSADE. ASIA MINOR. CONSTANTINOPLE. COURTYARD, KING. MEN SWEAR ON BIBLE. KNIGHTS. SHOWING SILKS TO ARABS. PRINCESS. NOBLE LADY. WRITING ON PARCHMENT WITH FEATHER QUILL. TROOPS MARCHING ON HILLSIDE. ARABS ON HORSES AND CAMELS GO ACROSS DESERT. DIGGING IN GROUND. FIND HOLY LANCE. BATTLE SCENE. ANTIOCH. ROLLS UP PARCHMENT. CROSSING DESERT. PAST RUINS OF PAGAN CITIES. PALESTINE. SHEEP HERDS. FORCED TO FOLLOW ALONG. HARDSHIPS ALONG THE WAY. 1099. OLIVE GROVE. OVERLOOKS JERUSALEM. CRUSADES CAMP. PROTECTIVE WALL. EGYPTIAN SOLDIERS. PRAYING. JULY 8, 1099. MARCH OF PENITENTS AROUND THE WALLED CITY OF JERUSALEM. JULY 13 ASSAULT ON JERUSALEM. ONSLAUGHT. KNIGHTS FIGHTING. TAKING OVER FORTRESS. SHOOTING ARROWS FROM HIGH TOWER. WOMEN BEING KILLED. PEOPLE TRY TO ESCAPE. WOUNDED RETURN TO ENCAMPMENT. WOUNDED MAN IN TENT ON BED OF STRAW. TREATING HURT MAN.
HISTORICAL RECREATIONS
b&w
1956
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