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Events that initiated World War I and animated map showing involvement of nations from 1914 through 1918

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.

Date: 1918
Duration: 3 min 34 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: French
 
 
French General Maurice Sarrail greets Albanian politician Essad Pasha in Salonica, Greece during World War I.

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.

Date: 1916
Duration: 1 min 5 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
People gather on a street in Salonica, Greece as the country joins the Allies and ex-Premier Venizelos returns to power.

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.

Date: 1916
Duration: 1 min 2 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Wrecked zeppelin at a field in Greece.

Wrecked zeppelin at a field in Greece. Man sits on zeppelin. People look at parts of zeppelin and pull rope tied to zeppelin.

Date: 1916, February
Duration: 1 min 32 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Allied fleet under French vice-Admiral Dartige du Fournet arrives at Piraeus Port of Athens, Greece.

A French pre-dreadnought Liberté class battleship is seen underway in the Piraeus harbor of Athens, Greece during World War 1. She passes another Liberté class ship. Next, both are seen from astern as they head away from the camera. They are accompanied by two small boats. The French Bouclier-class destroyer, Casque, steaming close by at high speed (the only one in that class with only 3 funnels). She appears to have "CO" stenciled on her bow. French admirals and other senior officers pose for a photograph. The Admiral with crossed legs is Vice-Admiral Louis René Charles Dartige du Fournet, Commandant of the French and British Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea. The crowded port of Piraeus. A sailor raises the tricolor flag on a French warship. A docked ship with "Seripho, Hamburg" written on her stern. She appears to be flying the French tricolor flag.

Date: 1916
Duration: 1 min 14 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
French soldiers advance along with supplies loaded on carts and horses crossing mountains in Macedonia, Greece.

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.

Date: 1916, April
Duration: 52 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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