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.
Greek troops gathered at a town in Macedonia during World War 1. Some are near a compound gate by a bulletin board. Several who wear white armbands, are also on bicycles,or horseback. One waves a homemade Greek flag. A considerable number stand behind them. All are in Army uniforms. The French tricolor flies from a large building behind them. Next, those with white armbands (and means of transportation) move forward from the group.Scene shifts to An officer standing in front of a building, with white armband soldiers around him. The makeshift Greek flag hangs from a porch behind them. Scene shifts to Greek officers in peaked caps, speaking with two in side caps (garrison caps) and field uniforms.
The Macedonian front during World War I. Street scene with merchant stalls that shows various nationalities, including Turks, and soldiers of Bulgaria and Austria-Hungary in Scopje, Macedonia during World war 1. Row of shops displaying wares, including butcher shop. Scene shifts to what slate describes as a new neighborhood district. Seen is the old stone bridge (Kameni Most) over the Vardar River in the city center, where local people are seen in everyday pursuits, moving wagons and carrying bundles on the street and over the bridge. Soldiers cluster around a striped booth at the foot of the bridge. Another scene shows troops entering a camp area along a river. Some are digging trenches. Smoke rises from camp fires. Wagons of military supplies being pulled by horses and oxen and gathering at a railroad siding (box cars in background). A staff car drives into the area, displaying a German flag on its hood and the German Eagle crest on its door. It skids about momentarily in the mud. Supplies being loaded into the railroad box cars under supervision of German officers. Troops marching into an encampment, where others are being served food from a German field kitchen. Rifles are stacked in a large mound. Soldiers line up and appear to be receiving their pay at a paymaster window in a building. Troops in full field gear march, in a loose column, out of the encampment. German infantry in pointed helmets (Pickelhauben) marching, out of camp, through mud toward the front lines.
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.