American President Woodrow Wilson visits Louvain, Belgium. President Wilson receives the degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of Louvain. The ceremony is held in smoke blackened, looted and damaged library of the university. The King and the Queen of Belgium along with President Wilson leave the University of Louvain after the ceremony. Damaged building and debris alongside. A crowd moving out of the university.
Headlines in various New York and Belgian newspapers report the entry of Austria, Germany, Russia and Great Britain into the World War 1. A poster part of the recruitment campaign by Lord Kitchener, British Secretary of State for War. British troops in the streets of England, mobilize for the war. King George V, his son and uncle, inspect British troops. Turkey: The Sultan of Turkey and other military officials emerge from a building. The Sultan takes his seat in horse carriage and is driven away. Turkish troops at a port and soldiers seated in a ship. Belgium: Bombarded buildings and ruins in Louvain. People and soldiers on the street. People in carts on a road in search of new homes. Military officers study a map. Belgrade: Serbians bomb Belgrade. Soldiers fire artillery guns. Bomb explosions on a hill. British soldiers camp with French soldiers across the channel. Australian soldiers march ahead to join the war. Germany: Retired General Paul Von Hindenburg, commander of the Germans, and other military officers pose outside a building. The German emperor, Kaiser Wilhelm II ascends from the sand dunes of Belgium to inspect his troops in a field. France: French soldiers on alert in trenches and bunkers, defend the borders of Paris. General Gallieni and his troops leave Paris for the front in taxicabs.
Activities of U.S. 101st Airborne Division in Bastogne, Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge of World War II. An M5 High Speed Tractor (HST) tows a field gun along a snow covered road. The vehicle skids on the road, and troops throw sand on the road to increase traction. American troops walk on the icy road, including a Browning 1919A4 machine gun crew.
United States infantry attack St Vith,Belgium during World War II. View of the damaged buildings in town. Soldiers of the United States 7th Armored Division ,48th Infantry Regiment,3rd Battalion,search for German prisoners. Prisoner wears U.S. soldier's clothing and shoes. Captured German officer under guard. Soldier in a prone position fires Browning M1919A4 30 caliber air cooled machine gun. Soldier advances with bayonet rifle. Tank destroyers fire in support of advancing infantrymen.
Events during the Paris Peace Conference. View of Houthulst forest in Belgium. United States President Woodrow Wilson along with his American Delegation is on a sightseeing trip in Belgium. They are accompanied by King Albert I and Queen Elizabeth of Belgium. The entire team is seen enjoying a picnic and having lunch under a tent. Queen Elizabeth takes the picture of the lunch party. A french guard and other men standing along the side of a motor car.
American President Woodrow Wilson in Belgium.The Presidential party, including the President's second wife, Edith Wilson, and his daughter Margaret Wilson, along with Port authorities and other officials, walk along a walkway on the Zeebrugge Mole. ( This is a seawall with warehouses and a quay, built to create the Port of Zeebrugge at the North Sea end of a canal from Bruges in Belgium.) Photographer is seen walking atop the narrow outer wall of the walkway.