A man displays a Dayfield Body Shield vest standing in a field in the United Kingdom during World War I. He displays the back and front portions of the body armour vest which weighed 15-20 pounds and had metal plates sewn in the fabric. Fence and trees can be seen in the background.
The activities of the soldiers in Derby, United Kingdom during World War I. The U.S. Army General John J Pershing arrives at the battlefront. The soldiers stand at attention. General Pershing with the staff reviews the soldiers. The General inspects a railroad gun. The soldiers aiming the railroad gun to demonstrate it to General Pershing.
King George V of the United Kingdom on horseback reviews World War 1 troops in West Flanders province of Belgium. Canadian troops on foot and on horseback pass in review with arms and artillery. Brief view of Queen Mary (Mary of Teck; Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes) seated in a car.
Allied officers and VIPs at Allied conference in Europe during World War I. Prime Minister of United Kingdom, David Lloyd George and an officer talk. VIPs and officers leave the building and dignitary gets into a motor car. Officers outside the building.
Russian infantry are assembled in an open field, during World War 1. They maneuver their rifles from sling arms to parade rest and then to weapons at the ready position, in response to commands from officers (unseen). Next, they march in loose formation over rough ground, with their field gear and rifles. Russian General Grand Duke Nicholas and Emperor of Russia Nicholas II are seen conversing on a parade field. Russian cavalry unit cross a bridge, on horseback. At this point, the scene changes completely to the United Kingdom, showing a formation of British Royal Guards in formal dress uniform, including fur hats. They carry their rifles, with fixed bayonets, at left shoulder arms, and "slow march" across the parade grounds.
The government crashes in the United Kingdom. In Ballater, Scotland : King George V of the United Kingdom reviews honor guard. The King drives away in a car. In London, England : United Kingdom Prime Minister James Ramsay MacDonald with his Labour party members and leaders of the Conservatives liberals to form his cabinet.