British soldiers walking amongst enemy trenches in a no-man's land in the Balkans, during World War 1. They are reconnoitering after an allied artillery barrage that destroyed Central Powers defenses in the area and left many dead. British Highlanders are among the Allied troops seen walking through the totally destroyed defenses. Surviving Central Powers soldiers are taken as prisoners of war. Austro-Hungarian Hussars carrying a wounded soldier on a stretcher. A group of ambulatory wounded POWs, headed toward a field medical facility. British medical corpsmen treating a wounded soldier. View of field medical station where British medics are treating wounded. A soldier writes something on the bare back of another as they prepare to move toward the rear. Wounded lying on the ground in litters, as British medical Corpsmen attend to them. British soldiers carry wounded to truck for evacuation. German officers walking at the head of a group of German, Turkish, Austro-Hungarian, and some possibly some Bulgarian, prisoners of war. View from above of British officers on horseback leading the disarmed prisoners along the street of a town, where British soldiers stand along the curbside watching as they pass. Mounted British soldiers move along the sides of the walking POWs.
Allied forces bivouacked in a dry stream bed in Serbian mountains, during World War 1. (A foraging mountain goat on rock above ignores them.) Scene change shows French officers, in fortified position, looking through hand-held binoculars and tripod-mounted periscopic binoculars. A British soldier, in another fortified spot, looks through a telescope. Views of shells bursting in the hilly terrain. French gun crew firing a 75mm field piece from a position hidden in foliage. A mix of Central Powers prisoners in a compound, including, Austrian-Hungarians, Turkish, and possibly Bulgarian and other nationalities. They eat from mess kits. Most are seated on the ground. Several relaxed French officers stand in the compound. A cook circulates amongst the seated prisoners.
1912, Balkans: The Balkan War . Troops marching. Tsar Ferdinand I of Bulgaria called the 'Fox of the Balkans'. Generals look at a map. Prisoners standing in a group. Men walk in lines on a path. Soldiers in coats with rifles. Montenegro: King Nicholas I surrounded by military and other officials. A man helps the King put on his coat. Italy: The King and Queen with dignitaries at a ceremony to launch battleships. Spain: The young King Alfonso XIII surrounded by military officials. Germany: German troops march on the streets. Soldiers on horses during a parade. Kaiser William II inspects troops. The crown Prince is greeted by the people of Germany.
German campaign in Balkans and Crete, Greece. Preparations for The Battle of Crete. German soldiers en route to Balkans pass through Hungary and Romania. The troops march with rifles in hands. Soldiers look out of train windows, read books, and converse. German troops get off the train in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. An animation shows the route of the train. Soldiers prepare vegetables and cook food. Troops look out of train windows and wave at civilians.
A group of Cossacks march in the Balkans. A snow covered area. Houses and trees covered with snow in the background. Turkish prisoners of war march. The wounded prisoners are carried on horse-carts. Other prisoners walk in the snow covered area. They wear warm clothes.
Allied troops take refugees to safe places in the Balkans during World War I. They take refugees in the deep valleys of Serbian mountain ranges. Troops on the battlefield. Soldiers watch enemy action through binoculars. Bombardment on the battlefield. Smoke from the bombardment. Soldiers firing artillery from hide outs. The refugees eat food at a safe place.