Members of the U.S. Military Mission to Turkey and Armenia, following World War 1, climb the steps of the Courthouse in Erzinjan (Erzincan) Turkey (the Provincial Capital). Next, an honor guard of Turkish infantry are seen marching along the street. Local people stand at the side of the road, across from the government building, where two Turkish soldiers stretch a banner across the steps reading (in French) "Long live the 12th principle of Wilson." (This alludes to the 12th point in a speech by U.S. President Wilson in January, 1918, that set the stage for ending World War 1. It stated, in essence, that The Turkish part of the Ottoman Empire should remain sovereign, while other nationalities under Turkish rule should be free to develop autonomously.) The film ends showing members of the Mission visiting a Red Cross Orphanage, where a group of little girls walk past them.
U.s. soldiers of the American Military Mission to Turkey and Armenia, push several of their military vehicles up a sandy sloping road from vicinity of the Euphrates River, near Kharput (Elazıg) Turkey. The last car in the group appears to be a 1918 Ford Model T Touring car. It displays a small American flag on it's radiator.
Turkish soldiers march on road in Gallipoli, Turkey during World War I. The natives stand in a group. Turkish Cavalry unit advance. The Infantry soldiers carry guns on their shoulders. The soldiers carrying guns on their shoulders march in a squad. An officer keeps a watch on the soldiers marching. The natives on a street. A bridge on a river. A band plays music. The soldiers march on a road. The soldiers marching. The Cavalry unit marching. A view of the mountains. Officers stand on the stairs of a building. The troops march in a squad. Houses on either side of the road. The natives crowd on the road and look at the soldiers marching.
Turkish artillerymen moving field pieces by means of horses. They proceed across a flat open plain with no buildings visible anywhere. Most are on horseback or riding on the wagons. But some walk beside the convoy.In complete change of venue, a small contingent of uniformed Turkish troops in steel helmets and shouldering rifles, march loosely amidst local citzens at a park in a Turkish city. The local people seem to be enjoying a day in the outdoors. Beautiful buildings line the area.
Turkish soldiers retreating from front during World War I, using oxen cattle to pull their equipment and supplies. Turkish cavalry on horseback carrying lances. Turkish troop column using camels to carry equipment and supplies. Turkish military field hospital with a huge, white flag with red crescent laid out in center of encampment to identify it as hospital, from the air. Officers outside the tents and palm trees in the background. Turkish supply wagon train using cattle to pull wagons and carts having solid wooden wheels. Some wagons are covered.
Retreating Turkish soldiers on horse-carts late in World War I. Other men on horses with guns and other ammunition. Turkish field hospital with white flag with red crescent laying on encampment grounds. Soldiers in pith helmets. Turkish military fighters on camels and horses in a desert region. Men on bullock carts with wooden wheels in the desert, moving supplies.