GenreShort, Drama ProducerCharles Urban CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageSilent filmEnglish intertitles Release date19 October 1911 (1911-10-19) GenresScience Fiction, Silent film, Short Film, Indie film, Black-and-white Related Walter R. Booth moviesWalter R Booth directed Aerial Anarchists and The Airship Destroyer, Walter R Booth directed Aerial Anarchists and The Hand of the Artist, Walter R Booth directed Aerial Anarchists and Scrooge - or - Marleys Ghost
Aerial Anarchists is a 1911 British silent science fiction film directed by Walter R. Booth.
It is the third and final film in Booth's science fiction series seeking to present a picture of futuristic aerial warfare. It followed on from Aerial Torpedo and Aerial Submarine and is the first real science fiction series made in the United Kingdom. The story focuses on an attack against London by a fleet of airships from an unknown country.
It has been suggested by sources including www.silentsf.com that this film is based upon the E. Douglas Fawcett novel Hartmann the Anarchist
There is currently no known surviving footage of this film and all information is based upon the original catalog synopsis. The film contains scenes of a bombing and its aftermath throughout London and features prominently the bombing of St. Paul's Cathedral and a railway disaster in which a train is seen to leap into a chasm.