French Prime Minister Clemenceau visits Alsace-Lorraine, France. People gather in a large number to greet the Prime Minister. A sign at the top of building reads : 'Depart'. Children wave hands. A car passes on a street. Buildings along the sides of the street. People walk along the street. Cars arrive at a building. Dignitaries stand outside the building.
Children in 'National Costume' welcome French troops in Lorraine during World War I. A French military officer on horseback stands in front of the crowd. A large crowd gathered on a field. Another officer on horse salutes. Soldiers sit on horses behind him.
The Free French Destroyer, La Combantte crossing English Channel with General Charles De Gaulle, Admiral d'Argenlieu and General Henri Giraud aboard during World War II in France. The Cross of Lorraine flag of on the stern of the warship La Combantte. The French seamen stand in a line and salute. General De Gaulle in front of the seamen. The General awards medal to a French naval officer. All officers and crew wear the Cross of Lorraine on their uniforms. General De Gaulle seen with Admiral d'Argenlieu and General Henri Giraud. Several seamen of the crew. General Charles De Gaulle aboard the vessel. A DUKW (amphibious truck), flying the Cross of Lorraine ensign, with General de Gaulle and his party of Free French officers on board, heads toward shores of Normandy. Several other vessels in the sea.
The French line ship, SS Lorraine, in camouflage paint, seen backing into port at Bordeaux, France, on June 24, 1918. Belgian troops of the ACM Corps (Autos-Canons-Mitrailleuses, Belgian armored unit) disembark. (Note: Soldiers of This Belgian armored unit fought with the White Russians during World War I. They left Vladivostok for the USA on the SS Sheridan, and docked at San Francisco on May 12, 1918. They were warmly greeted as they proceeded across the U.S. to New York city, where they participated in the Memorial Day Parade. After leaving New York City, aboard the SS La Lorraine, they reached Bordeaux on June 24 1918.)
Montage of scenes related to European mobilization and preparations for World War I, from 1914 through 1919, plus brief views of Mark VIII tank maneuvers, circa 1924. Patriotic French citizens fill a street as France mobilizes for World War 1. Italian soldiers marching to war through a town. British King George V seen with Prime Minister David Lloyd George and other British officials. British First Lord of Admiralty, Winston Churchill poses and "mugs" for camera. British troops being transported along a country road on double-decker buses and slogging through the mud in France. Two French soldiers join the line of "tommies" to be photographed, and then step out of line to watch. King George V with Field Marshal Douglas Haig, and other officers, next to their automobiles in field, during the King's visit to his troops in 1916. The King and British officers observe tests of Mark IV tank, circa 1917. Scene shifts to August 10, 1916 showing the Prince of Wales and King George V, accompanied by Field Marshal Douglas Haig, and other officers, observing the Battle of Pozières (in Battle of the Somme) from a safe distance, using a telescope. U.S. Army Mark VIII International Tanks in daytime and nighttime maneuvers (likely at Fort Meade, Maryland) circa 1924.
Russian troops stationed in village of Lorraine, France, during World War i, pose for camera, with local townspeople.