Army Service Corps soldiers play games during military tournaments in Woolwich. The tournament is held to raise funds for Blue and Red Cross in World War I. In one game ( "horse and rider") a man, carried on shoulders of his teammate, tries to unseat an opponent carried by another. Both "rider" opponents use poles padded with boxing gloves. Another soldier exhibits card tricks at a table. A large crowd gathers for the games.
Mr David Lloyd George, Prime Minister of England, talks about labor conditions for World War I arsenal workers at Woolwich in London, England. He stands at the entrance of a building. He talks to other officials. They stand at the entrance. Crowd gathers outside of the building
Air Raid Precaution Depot at Woolwich Town Hall in London, England. People lined at the Air Raid Precaution Depot. Posters are pasted on the wall. The posters read 'Air Raid Precautions'. Men stand in a group around a table. The table is piled with gas masks. A young man tries a mask. Men seated at the table tries a mask.
Variety of events in World War I years. German merchant submarine Deutschland (a British blockade buster) in 1916 in the United States (then neutral), departing New London, Connecticut on November 21, 1916 headed back to Germany carrying silver bullion. The submarine had just completed repairs following a collision with the tugboat T.A. Scott Jr. when first attempting to leave New London on November 16, 1916. The North German Lloyd Shipping Company submarine Deutschland is seen leaving the dock at New London, Connecticut. The officers on the submarine Deutschland wave. View of a submarine under water. An officer blowing a bugle aboard the deck of an Italian naval torpedo boat. Italian sailors prepare a deck gun on the vessel. The deck gun is fired. An explosion in the water. View of Austro-Hungarian Battleship SMS Szent Istvan (Saint Stephen), capsizing and rolling after it is torpedoed off the Dalmation Coast of the Adriatic Sea by Italian torpedo boats on June 10, 1918. Survivors being rescued in small boats. View of a merchants vessels at dock and in a harbor. View of survivors of the May 1915 Lusitania disaster, with belongings, arriving in a harbor. Men and women with children posing. Two small girls pose among the group of Lusitania survivors.
The German U-boat submarine, Deutschland, repaired after a 16 November, 1916 collision with the tugboat "T.A. Scott Jr.", leaves U.S. for Germany on 21 November, 1916. The launch "Efco" opens the pontoon fence guarding the submarine's berth, and the submarine slowly moves out of the dock area. She carries 6.5 tons of silver bullion on this successful British blockade-evading voyage back to Germany.
Mr Lloyd George stands on a balcony with another official in London, England, after responding to German peace overtures, by demanding "...restitution, reparation, and guarantees..." during World War 1.