1912, Balkans: The Balkan War . Troops marching. Tsar Ferdinand I of Bulgaria called the 'Fox of the Balkans'. Generals look at a map. Prisoners standing in a group. Men walk in lines on a path. Soldiers in coats with rifles. Montenegro: King Nicholas I surrounded by military and other officials. A man helps the King put on his coat. Italy: The King and Queen with dignitaries at a ceremony to launch battleships. Spain: The young King Alfonso XIII surrounded by military officials. Germany: German troops march on the streets. Soldiers on horses during a parade. Kaiser William II inspects troops. The crown Prince is greeted by the people of Germany.
A regal carriage in front of a building in Germany. King of England, George V, sits in the carriage with his cousin, German Kaiser Wilhelm II. Horse-carts on the street in front of the building. Queen and the princess enter a carriage. Soldiers stand on the street. Queen and the king in an open motor car. Soldiers on horses with flags in their hands pass by the street. People gather to watch them. Buildings in the background. Flags on the buildings. Horse-carts on the street. Circa 1912.
Kaiser Wilhelm II is seen looking through a telescope on the deck of his namesake pre-dreadnought warship (Linienschiff) the S.M. Wilhelm II, of the Imperial Germany Navy, circa 1912. Next to him is a Korvettenkapitän (three stripes insignia) who points out something to the Kaiser. The ship's captain (kapitän zur See) smiles for the camera as he leans over a railing while holding a spyglass (telescope). Smaller boats are seen anchored in a bay, in the background.
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.
The airship LZ13 "Hansa," in July 1912, being backed out of her hangar in Hamburg and readied for flight by ground crews . Count Ferdinand Von Zeppelin seen with an officer of the crew, in the passenger compartment (called the "Coupé") of the LZ-13. View of the crowds below waving to the Count. A separate sequence, from June , 1909, shows the damaged airship, LZ 5, after she hit a pear tree near Göppingen, on the return leg of a flight from Lake Constance (Bodensee) to Bitterfeld and back.
Austro-Hungarian archduke Franz Ferdinand meets and enjoys animated conversation with his friend Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany, in a park in Vienna, Austria. Both are dressed in similar outfits and carry canes. (Note: opening slate refers to Wilhelm I. It should read Wilhelm II.)