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.
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.
European immigration to America from 1880 to 1914. Elderly European immigrants recall their experiences. Immigrants come to America in search of jobs and shelter. Men at work in fields. People and horse-drawn carts cross a bridge. Pictures of shanty houses, slums in a town, children with mother, and men at work.
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.
European immigration to America from 1880 to 1914. Elderly European immigrants recall their experiences. European immigrants live in slums after they arrive in America. An elderly immigrant shares his experience of night school to learn English language. Streets of America and European men and women at work. Engineers and workers at construction site. Men in factory.
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.