Serbian troops at a battlefield in Monastir, Serbia during World War I. The troops advance towards the battlefield. Soldiers fire rifles from hide outs. Two soldiers wear masks and stand near motor cycles. Other soldiers fire artillery. Smoke arises due to the firing.
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.
Allied troops in Serbia during World War I. Soldier seated in an area. Sandbags stacked on a field. Some of the soldiers load and fire artillery. Civilians and soldiers eating food.
World War I Allies Conference meeting in Paris. Mr Baron Sonnino and Signor Salandra, representatives of Italy arrive in Paris. Photographers stand with a camera. Crowd waves to them. Mr Aristide Briand the French Prime Minister, General Joffre and Admiral Lagaze. Mr Briand comes out of a building and sits in a car. Dignitaries come out of the building. General Cadorna Italian Commander in Chief walks on the sideway. Mr M Denny Cochin gets off a car. M Pashitch, the Serbian Prime Minister and Lord Bertie, the British ambassador to France come out of a Building. Lord Kitchener comes out of building and stands. Crowd on the street.
Four motor cars arriving at an army tent camp in Serbia, during Second Balkan war in 1913. Prince Alexander I of Serbia with Army officers in a motor car. Prince and officers discuss a map, sitting at a table.
Crown Prince of Serbia welcomes French General Pau at a ship in Serbia. They shake hands. They talk amongst themselves. General Pau meets officials on a railway station in Bucharest. He salutes the officials. People gather at a stadium to welcome him. World War 1 Romanian soldiers with guns walk at the stadium.