U.S. troops, of the American Expeditionary Forces, lined up with their gear ready to board a troop train in France, during World War 1. The train, comprising numerous boxcars, is seen underway. Then, the American troops are seen climbing down from the boxcars, some tossing their bedrolls ahead of them, at their destination. They line up in casual formation. All are wearing campaign hats (M1912 service hats) and still in training.
American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) soldiers of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division, in camp, after arrival in France, in World War 1. The troops, wearing campaign hats (M1912 Service hats) are seen going through a mess line, with cooks dispensing food into their individual mess kits. One soldier clowns around with a large loaf of bread. He bites a piece from it and offers the loaf to other who do likewise. American soldiers sitting on the ground, appear to be enjoying themselves as they drink from small bottles.
Dornier Do J 'Wal' flying boat catapults from ship deck. Pilot, in bowler hat, seated between and behind wheels (underneath wing and engine) in an early Breguet aircraft, circa 1912, in France.
Early flight and historic aviation: Henri Farman, winner of race conducted with hydro plane aircraft. Scenes of the Aviette (Bicycle with wings) in operation circa 1912 (like an ornithopter but no flapping wings).
Hydro plane afloat on the Seine river, piloted by Collier in 1911. He stays airborne for several seconds. Takeoff of another hydroplane built by Gabriel Voison. Area where meeting was held of a group of engineers and pilots at Monaco in 1912. Takeoff of one of the aircraft via catapult into the Mediterranean Sea. Landing of another hydroplane and taxi up onto beach.
Nicholas I, King of Montenegro, reviewing veteran soldiers loosely formed on both sides of a road, following declaration of war against Turkey, on October 8, 1912. The troops cheer their king. Scene changes to King Nicholas with advisers strolling behind the royal palace in Cetinje. Scene shifts to a crowded operating theater in a hospital, with surgical team operating on a patient. Slate alludes to transport and care of wounded following battle with Turkish forces at Scutari. Montenegrin wounded being carried on stretchers along mountainous roadway and up steep steps to an emergency field medical treatment center. Some medical staff in white, stand near the ramp. Later, several wounded are carried back down the steps to waiting trucks for transport to hospitals.