European Persons and Events leading to World War I.
Europe Date:1914 Duration:2 min 18 sec Sound:NO SOUND
The funeral of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. Emperor Franz Joseph arrives in a horse drawn carriage. Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany with entourage. The Emperor reviews German troops on parade. A newspaper headline "Kaiser defies Czar. Hands off or War!'. Nicholas II of Russia walks down steps followed by his wife and two daughters. People stand on steps and salute. The Czar and family are seated in an open carriage. Russian Soldiers parade. Another headline, 'France enters War'. French Cavalry and troops parade in open fields. A newspaper headline 'England prepares for War, German armies sweep France'. British King George V , in military uniform, and Queen Mary, standing at a window. British troops march and a soldier drives a motorbike.
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