Newsreel titled 'Crack cavalry units maneuver in Turkey' shows Army's cavalry units participating in a parade in Constantinople,Turkey. Horseman carrying flags participate in a parade. They make their horses jump over obstacles.
U.S. Admiral Mark L. Bristol arrives in Constantinople, Turkey by train. Admiral Bristol, the U.S. High Commissioner in Turkey during the partitioning of the Ottoman Empire, talks to Turkish officials at the train station. Officials approach a parked car.
United States Atlantic ship sailors hold turkey in Constantinople Turkey. Five sailors stand out of a building with a woman. They hold turkeys. Nurses, officers and sailors sit and pose in front of a building.
Turkish leader Sultan Vahideddin (Mehmed VI) leaves palace in Constantinople via horse-drawn carriage. Turkish leader Enver Pasha shares open car with Kaiser Wilhelm II during Pasha's visit to Germany in March, 1915. Huge parade and assembly in Constantinople, Turkey, as it mobilizes in World War 1. Scene of German Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg, posing with his staff officers in World War I era.
Destroyers of Squadron 14, U.S. Naval Detachment in Turkish Waters are deployed from Constantinople (Istanbul) By Detachment Commander, Rear Admiral, Mark Lambert Bristol, in response to emergency in city of Smyrna (Izmir). The Destroyer,USS Simpson (DD-221) is seen departing the harbor. Several destroyers of Squadron 14, viewed from one ahead of them, proceeding at high speed in Turkish waters. Background of a slate shows flames billowing over Smyrna at night. View from a U.S. Destroyer, of heavy smoke rising from the port area of Smyrna. Inhabitants are seen along the city pier. Nightime scenes of fires burning all along the waterfront. U.S. sailors are seen helping Greek and Armenian refugees from trucks on the quay, and guiding them across rail yards toward U.S. Destroyers at a dock.An injured refugee is carried on a stretcher by sailors. Aboard a destroyer, sailors assist refugees.One hands out chococlate Hershey bars. Several sailors entertain the refugees by playing banjos. A refugee man dances to the music. Refugees receiving food from an American sailor, on deck of a destroyer, as they approach Constantinople. Several men and women with a large group of Boy Scouts in uniforms on a pier. One Boy Scout carries a large American flag. Several U.S. sailors mingle with the group. The Ortakoy Mosque is seen in the background. The boys are helped from the pier and seated in a barge, which is then pulled by a tugboat, as their adult leaders stand and wave to people on shore. Refugees arriving at village of Bebek. Three Boy Scouts with a pet dog. Women and children being guided aboard a large open boat, flying the American flag. A sailor leads children in calisthenics at American Near East Relief orphanage, in ruins of ancient Temple of Jupiter at Athens, Greece. The children run in supervised exercises. The Acropolis seen in background. Sailors try to calm a crying baby with some candy, to no avail. But they successfully distract the child with pieces of fruit.
Sulimanie (Suleymaniye) Mosque, Constantinople (Istanbul),Turkey, as seen from a British ship in the Bosphorus strait as British commence occupation of Constantinople at end of World War 1. Crew lining railings of a Turkish warship, flying the ottoman Empire flag, underway in the Bosporus Strait. Scene shifts to a British two-stack battleship bristling with heavy guns, moving amongst several other warships in Turkish waters.