Opening scene shows a man being roughed up by a group of men in an alleyway. A slate comments (in French) that when nations are bellicose, an assassination can cause a world war. Next, a slate shows picture of the world and states (in English) "One murder may start a world war." Another slate (in French) states that In 1914, while Europe's armies and fleets were more powerful than they had ever been, the nephew of the Emperor of Austria (Archduke Ferdinand) was assassinated. A front page is shown of newspaper, "Journal De Geneve" carrying the story. Next scene is a view of the city of Sarajevo. The ancient Emperor's Mosque dominates the scene. A slate appears asking Where is Sarajevo? It is followed by a map of Europe in 1914, which zooms in on Austria and Serbia and identifies and labels Sarajevo,in Austria, close to the Serbian border. Slates (in French) says Austria accused Serbia of War and other nations enter the melee. Animated World map shows the nations getting involved, starting with the German Empire in 1914, including its African colonies, and then successively showing Russia, France, Belgium,Great Britain, Japan, and the Ottoman Empire. Map advances to 1915, showing the Italian empire, Bulgaria,and Central Arabia. In 1916 it adds Portugal, Roumania. Next, the U.S.A. is added in, 1917, along with Central and South America, Greece, Siam, and China. Finally, the slate shows the war ending in 1918. Slate shows Armistice Day, the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th Month (November), with time shown on hands of Big Ben in London.
French General Maurice Sarrail who is the Commander-in-Chief of the Allied forces in Greece in Salonica, Greece during World War I. A ship at a port. Soldiers standing nearby. Albanian politician Essad Pasha arrives to take command of an Albanian contingent. Officers greet him. The officers walk through a street. Buildings along the sides of the street. The officers enter a building. Cavalry units on the street. The soldiers march.
Greece joins the Allies during World War I. People gather on a street in Salonica, Greece. Ex-Premier Venizelos returns to power. A building in the background. Officers and dignitaries walk along a street. They enter the building.
French soldiers advance as per orders from French General Maurice Sarrail in Macedonia, Greece, during World War 1. The soldiers advance along with supplies loaded on carts and horses. They cross mountains covered with vegetation, after having crossed the Vardar River. World War I.
Framework of a wrecked German zeppelin, shot down in World War 1 by Allied Forces, seen in the Vardari neighborhood of Thessaloniki (Salonica) Greece. The zeppelin airship has been re-assembled and is displayed near the White Tower in the port. Large number of sightseers look at the wreckage, which is patrolled by a soldier and an armed sailor.