German troops man a firing line on the Eastern front in World War I. Opening scene shows German army officers and soldiers in a trench. They all wear cloth hats, except for one soldier wearing the new 1916 model steel helmet. They don't seem too concerned about possible enemy fire. An officer stands up, relatively exposed, and points out directions. Several soldiers lean forward in the trench, next to one manning a 1916 model MG-08/15 machine gun with wooden gunstock and a pistol grip (Maschinengewehr 08/15).The principal gunner is suddenly struck by an enemy bullet and falls back from the line. Two other soldiers seize the machine gun before it can fall from its position. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
Russian and French troops in joint parade on Eastern Front in World War 1. Russian commander and his troops present arms. Band plays music. French and Russian troops stand in formation. Cadre of French and Russian officers in reviewing position. French General Henri Gouraud, who lost his right arm in combat, at Gallipoli, in 1915, decorates a French soldier, using left hand only. Troops march on field. Army officers watch troops. French and Russian officers and officials walk together. (WWI; WW1)
Events during World War I. A wooden fort with a lookout post in countryside. Horse-drawn carriage in front of the fort, and two women wait outside. A sentry box at fort entrance. Guard on lookout post, above. Soldiers in uniform and local recruits entering the fort compound. Recruits pose for pictures. French officers pose with several local men bearing packs on their shoulders. Two officers, stand in a field, surrounded by troops, sitting on the ground, with their individual rifles pointed skyward.
Events during World War I. Construction project. Local townspeople engaged in construction under supervision of Russian army personnel. They dig with shovels. They carry stones on poles.
Events during World War I. Army officers of Allied Powers on field talk together and pose. Russian officers and a French and a British officer are seen.
Events during World War I. French officers greet other officers of Allied Powers on steps of a building. Russian and British officers are seen. Allied officers review troops, as they pass in review, on field. Officers give salute to marching troops.