Opening scene shows a man being roughed up by a group of men in an alleyway. A slate comments (in French) that when nations are bellicose, an assassination can cause a world war. Next, a slate shows picture of the world and states (in English) "One murder may start a world war." Another slate (in French) states that In 1914, while Europe's armies and fleets were more powerful than they had ever been, the nephew of the Emperor of Austria (Archduke Ferdinand) was assassinated. A front page is shown of newspaper, "Journal De Geneve" carrying the story. Next scene is a view of the city of Sarajevo. The ancient Emperor's Mosque dominates the scene. A slate appears asking Where is Sarajevo? It is followed by a map of Europe in 1914, which zooms in on Austria and Serbia and identifies and labels Sarajevo,in Austria, close to the Serbian border. Slates (in French) says Austria accused Serbia of War and other nations enter the melee. Animated World map shows the nations getting involved, starting with the German Empire in 1914, including its African colonies, and then successively showing Russia, France, Belgium,Great Britain, Japan, and the Ottoman Empire. Map advances to 1915, showing the Italian empire, Bulgaria,and Central Arabia. In 1916 it adds Portugal, Roumania. Next, the U.S.A. is added in, 1917, along with Central and South America, Greece, Siam, and China. Finally, the slate shows the war ending in 1918. Slate shows Armistice Day, the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th Month (November), with time shown on hands of Big Ben in London.
Kaiser Karl I of Austria, with his Emperor's hunters in Tyrol, Austria. Kaiser Karl shakes hands with an officer. Man watches through binoculars. Mountains covered with snow in the background.
Coronation parade of Emperor Karl I of Austria, who is also being crowned as Karl IV of Hungary. ( As Emperor of Austria-Hungary he holds both titles) Procession passes on the street in Budapest. Emperor Karl is seen riding a large white horse. Royal horse guards parade with the Emperor. Officials, and nobles in traditional dress, take part in the parade
Coronation procession of Emperor Karl I (Charles I) of Austria, who, as Emperor of Austria-Hungary, is now also being crowned KarlV (CharlesIV ) of Hungary. The procession arrives at Mathias Cathedral, on Trinity Square, Budapest, Hungary. Guests arrive to attend the ceremony. Through the dense crowd, Emperor Karl walks behind the Crucifer toward the Cathedral entrance, followed by Cardinal Prince Primate of Hungary, Dr. Czernock and a Bishop and nobles. After the coronation, a great celebratory parade ensues. The Emperor rides on horseback wearing the Crown and cloak of St. Stephen, and rides up a ramp to a landing where he can be seen by all in attendance. .
The Czar's troops invade Austria during World War I. The Czar soldiers advance and move into action. Czar's invading army with the cavalry troops wade through water channel. The soldiers fire rifles. The soldiers fire artillery. An open field in view, and smoke in the background. The troops advance in the open field.
Kaiser Karl I reviews troops of the Royal Hungarian Honved Division in Galicia, Austria-Hungary, during World War 1.. Troops stand in formation. The Kaiser talks to a soldier. Soldier also replies. The Kaiser turns back to another soldier and salutes. (WWI; WW1)