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Events that initiated World War I and animated map showing involvement of nations from 1914 through 1918

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.

Date: 1918
Duration: 3 min 34 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: French
 
 
Belgian soldiers who had been fighting against German and Austrian forces, in Russia, in World War I, arrive by ship in Bordeaux, France.

The French line ship, SS Lorraine, in camouflage paint, seen backing into port at Bordeaux, France, on June 24, 1918. Belgian troops of the ACM Corps (Autos-Canons-Mitrailleuses, Belgian armored unit) disembark. They are seen as they walk down a gangway from the ship, in combat uniforms and steel helmets, and carrying their weapons and personal gear. (Note: Soldiers of this armored unit from Belgium fought alongside the Imperial Russian army against German and Austrian troops in 1915 in Russia, during World War 1, before the 1917 Bolshevik revolution, after which they were stranded in hostile territory. They left Vladivostok for the United States on the SS Sheridan, and docked at San Francisco on May 12, 1918. They were warmly greeted as they proceeded across the U.S. to New York city, where they participated in the Memorial Day Parade. After leaving New York City, aboard the SS La Lorraine, they reached Bordeaux on June 24 1918.)

Date: 1918, June 24
Duration: 21 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
King of Belgium, Albert I, foreign minister Numans and Van de Neuval at an airfield in Belgium during World War I.

King of Belgium, Albert I, foreign minister Numans and Van de Neuval at an airfield in Belgium during World War 1. Kings pilot and King Albert I enter the Kings plane. People gather at the airfield to bid farewell. The plane readies for takeoff and departs.

Date: 1917
Duration: 1 min 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Canadian troops walk in a muddy area and carry boxes in trenches in Ploegsteert, Belgium during World War I.

Canadian troops in Belgium. An animated map shows Ploegsteert in Belgium. The troops walk in a muddy area. They walk in trenches with their rifles. The soldiers eat food and carry boxes in hands. A water stream next to the trench area.

Date: 1917
Duration: 1 min 55 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
Allied troops crawl at a jungle in France during World War I.

A painting of an ancient army commander on a horse back with two infantrymen at his side. A map of Europe shows the location Belgium between Germany and France.German soldiers crawl on ground among battle-scarred trees, in Belgium.

Date: 1917
Duration: 41 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Belgian Armored cars with guns on it during World War I in Belgium.

Belgian Armored cars move on the road during World War I in Belgium. Soldiers sit on it. They drop down and salute as an officer arrives. The guns mounted on car are clearly seen. A soldier talks with the officer who had just arrived, whereas the other one climbs up the car. The car moves.

Date: 1917
Duration: 32 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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