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Austrian troops battle enemy in the European Theater during World War I.

Austrian troops in the European Theater during World War I. Austrian cavalry parade on a field. Horse-drawn wagons move along the field. Charles I of Austria, on horseback, speaks to members of royal family in a carriage. Funeral service for Japanese Navy Admiral Heihachiro Togo, Tokyo, Japan. German troops marching to war in 1914. Newspapers announce outbreak of World War I. British troops standing by trenches, fix their bayonets on rifles and advance to take cover in a bomb crater. Gas shells explode near them as they advance across No Man's Land. Litter bearers pick up casualties from the battlefield.

Date: 1914
Duration: 1 min 23 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
German invasion of Belgium in European Theater, early during World War I.

Events early during World War I. Belgian soldiers fire artillery during the war. Washington Post newspaper headline in August 1914 announces invasion of Belgium by German forces. German forces move past large crowds in the streets of a city. Artillery fired on a battlefield.

Date: 1914, August
Duration: 13 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
United States Army troops arrive in France ready for combat during World War I.

United States Army troops arrive and join with French forces during World War I. Open troop Trucks filled with American soldiers arriving in French town during World War 1. One of the soldiers clowns around, hanging off the truck. U.S. troops, armed with rifles, in a deep trench, watching one of their comrades firing his rifle over the top. Soldiers firing a Hotchkiss Model 1914 machine gun and a Vickers Mark I .303 water-cooled machine gun. French troops firing 320 mm railway guns. Artillery shells bursting on ground. Mortar Crew puts on gas masks and fires mortar. Artillerymen firing 155mm Howitzer M1917A4. Shells bursting on target in distance.

Date: 1917
Duration: 1 min 41 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Influx of European immigrants in America in search of jobs and shelter from 1880 to 1914.

European immigration to America from 1880 to 1914. A farmer and team of horses are silhouetted against the sky as they move in a field. They pull what appears to be a field kitchen and a thresher. Scene changes to men working at a drilling site. They appear to be discharging water from a well. Men with horses and rigs, lined up near a passing steam locomotive and train. A dirt road in a town, cluttered with horses and wagons. Telegraph poles and lines are visible. A woman immigrant from Russia, recounts her imagined views of America being a land of milk and honey where fortunes could be easily made. View of an immigrant family. View of shanty houses clustered together around 1900. A family poses outside their rough dwelling in a city. Children pose near a huge cotton bale by a city storefront. A family poses on a rickety 2nd story iron porch on a building. Brief views of new immigrant families inside their slum dwellings. An historian speaking, notes that the East side (of New York City) had population density equivalent to that of Bombay,India.

Date: 1900
Duration: 2 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Immigration officers face problems to converse with immigrants who speak different language at Ellis Island.

European immigration to America from 1880 to 1914. Elderly European immigrants recall their experiences. Still photo pictures of immigrants. European immigrants converse with immigration officer at desk. Man recalls his experience as to how difficult it was to converse with someone who speaks a different language. Picture of immigration inspectors examining immigrants, young kids, smiling faces. POV speeding steam locomotive moving down railroad track. Steam locomotive on horizon.

Date: 1975
Duration: 4 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Variety of unconnected scenes from period of about 1914 through 1924, showing facets of World War I

Montage of scenes related to European mobilization and preparations for World War I, from 1914 through 1919, plus brief views of Mark VIII tank maneuvers, circa 1924. Patriotic French citizens fill a street as France mobilizes for World War 1. Italian soldiers marching to war through a town. British King George V seen with Prime Minister David Lloyd George and other British officials. British First Lord of Admiralty, Winston Churchill poses and "mugs" for camera. British troops being transported along a country road on double-decker buses and slogging through the mud in France. Two French soldiers join the line of "tommies" to be photographed, and then step out of line to watch. King George V with Field Marshal Douglas Haig, and other officers, next to their automobiles in field, during the King's visit to his troops in 1916. The King and British officers observe tests of Mark IV tank, circa 1917. Scene shifts to August 10, 1916 showing the Prince of Wales and King George V, accompanied by Field Marshal Douglas Haig, and other officers, observing the Battle of Pozières (in Battle of the Somme) from a safe distance, using a telescope. U.S. Army Mark VIII International Tanks in daytime and nighttime maneuvers (likely at Fort Meade, Maryland) circa 1924.

Date: 1917
Duration: 1 min 18 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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