Turkish soldiers march on road in Gallipoli, Turkey during World War I. The natives stand in a group. Turkish Cavalry unit advance. The Infantry soldiers carry guns on their shoulders. The soldiers carrying guns on their shoulders march in a squad. An officer keeps a watch on the soldiers marching. The natives on a street. A bridge on a river. A band plays music. The soldiers march on a road. The soldiers marching. The Cavalry unit marching. A view of the mountains. Officers stand on the stairs of a building. The troops march in a squad. Houses on either side of the road. The natives crowd on the road and look at the soldiers marching.
Members of the U.S. Military Mission to Turkey and Armenia, following World War 1, climb the steps of the Courthouse in Erzinjan (Erzincan) Turkey (the Provincial Capital). Next, an honor guard of Turkish infantry are seen marching along the street. Local people stand at the side of the road, across from the government building, where two Turkish soldiers stretch a banner across the steps reading (in French) "Long live the 12th principle of Wilson." (This alludes to the 12th point in a speech by U.S. President Wilson in January, 1918, that set the stage for ending World War 1. It stated, in essence, that The Turkish part of the Ottoman Empire should remain sovereign, while other nationalities under Turkish rule should be free to develop autonomously.) The film ends showing members of the Mission visiting a Red Cross Orphanage, where a group of little girls walk past them.
U.s. soldiers of the American Military Mission to Turkey and Armenia, push several of their military vehicles up a sandy sloping road from vicinity of the Euphrates River, near Kharput (Elazıg) Turkey. The last car in the group appears to be a 1918 Ford Model T Touring car. It displays a small American flag on it's radiator.
A fleet of warships seen off the coast of Austria-Hungary during World War I. Italian Navy flag waves on an Italian naval ship. Destroyer warships conceal troop ships behind smoke screens to prevent attack by German submarines. Italian sailors release depth charges targeting German submarines along the Austria-Hungary coast (or Austro-Hungarian coast). Underwater explosion boils to surface. Italian navy sailors aboard warships fire on coastal cities and villages of Austrian empire. View of many large naval guns in action, and bombing and destruction of Austro-Hungarian coastal buildings. Close up view of a French naval warship during rendezvous with British warships heading for the Dardanelles (also called Hellespont) for the Gallipoli Campaign or Dardanelles Campaign. Torpedo boat destroyers with the fleet sight a German submarine and begin firing deck guns and dropping depth charges. View of K Gun depth charge projectors shooting depth charge from French destroyer into ocean at a target U boat. British and French forces shelling Turkish defenses in the Dardanelles along the Gallipoli peninsula . Close-up views of French crews preparing guns, loading shells into naval guns, firing, and quickly reloading to repeat while the British forces are attempting to land troops for battle.
Turkish artillerymen moving field pieces by means of horses. They proceed across a flat open plain with no buildings visible anywhere. Most are on horseback or riding on the wagons. But some walk beside the convoy.In complete change of venue, a small contingent of uniformed Turkish troops in steel helmets and shouldering rifles, march loosely amidst local citzens at a park in a Turkish city. The local people seem to be enjoying a day in the outdoors. Beautiful buildings line the area.
Retreating Turkish soldiers on horse-carts late in World War I. Other men on horses with guns and other ammunition. Turkish field hospital with white flag with red crescent laying on encampment grounds. Soldiers in pith helmets. Turkish military fighters on camels and horses in a desert region. Men on bullock carts with wooden wheels in the desert, moving supplies.