Kaiser Karl I of Austria, with his Emperor's hunters in Tyrol, Austria. Kaiser Karl shakes hands with an officer. Man watches through binoculars. Mountains covered with snow in the background.
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.
Holland's two princesses Beatrix and Irene ski in Austria. The princesses wearing jackets and ski. They walk up to a mountain. They are escorted by men. A princess skiing along Tyrol mountains. Both the princess wearing ski climb up the mountains. The princesses skiing. A man takes picture. Beatrix and Irene skiing. People on mountains skiing in the background.
Italian prisoners are marched in Tyrol Sector of Austria during World War I. Italian prisoners emerge from an Austrian dugout where they have just been questioned. Prisoners march along a field followed by Austrian soldiers. Column of prisoners march along dirt road.
Italian prisoners are marched in Tyrol Sector of Austria during World War I. Italian prisoners in a field. Column of prisoners along field. Prisoners run forward as an explosion occurs in the background.
View in Bavaria where a finger sport is played. A joint match of teams from Austria and Tyrol. Two players sit opposite each other and try to pull the opponent over to their side of the table with their fingers and are watched by people. Players hook the middle finger inside a leather strap to pull their opponent.