Russian artillerymen shell a Turkish battery across a valley in the Caucasus during World War 1. View of gun crew loading a 155mm wheeled long gun, set up over a valley in the Caucasus. The principal gunner aims the gun and then the crew fires it. (WWI; WW1)
First half of clip is somewhat dark. During Caucasus Campaign against Ottoman Empire in World War 1, views of Imperial Russian Army cavalry on horses. Supplies moved on horse carts. Soldiers walk on road in snowy winter conditions. Snow on either side of road. Scene changes to Russian soldiers in a formation on a parade field. Russian military officer stands in front of troops and keep his hand on his sword. He moves past his troops and stands at the end. A band stands next to him. Other troops are also standing in the field. Russian troops march toward the camera position. A soldier holds a flag at the head of the forces on parade.
A contingent of Russian Cossacks and Siberian troops are seen, in World War 1, after a 26-day march through mud and snow, and under fire. They trudge along in formation, 6 abreast, on a snowy mountain road, in the Caucasus. Houses are perched on the mountainside. Tall mountains are seen in background. (WWI; WW1)
Russian Emperor Nicholas arrives to inspect troops in Caucasus during World War 1. He wears a Cossack uniform. The troops stand in formation. Nicholas reviews the marching Cossack troops. He talks to an officer. The officers salute him. He stands on a platform with the officials. Slate indicates that the Tsar (Czar) was known by the Russian troops as "Little White Father." Emperor Nicholas II is seen mixing with the Russian soldiers, and leading a column of soldiers in descending a steep hill. (WWI; WW1)
Imperial Russian officers and troops, in full dress uniform, including white gloves, line both sides of a street, in a city, during World War 1. Troops are presenting arms. Senior officers perform formal parade functions, saluting, reporting, and preparing for inspection. Black pennants hang from lines strung betwee tall lamp posts. A trio of senior officers walk briskly and stop before the camera, where one gives orders to another, who saluted with his sword. Scene shifts to different troops on parade, led by an officer on horseback, and accompanied by a military band. Local spectators line the sides of the street. A single tall minaret is visible in the background.
A man wearing a turban (allegedly a Turkish spy) sits cross-legged on the ground. He is surrounded by Cossacks and Russian Army officers. A Cossack dressed in leather, appears to speak the man's language, and questions him, as does another officer. The turbaned man answers and gestures.