Events of 1914 - World War One begins and the recruits go off to fight.
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Reel 1. Continued
01:03:18 French naval vessel at sea. A large French flag (tricolour) flies from the stern. Various shots of French warships at anchor. (1848.10) British warship at anchor. (2356.16) King George V, Queen Mary and Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor) meeting naval officers on board ship. (2358.18) High angle shot of sailors gathered on foredeck of warship. They raise their hats in a cheer. (2356.16)
01:04:01 Lord Roberts travels quickly past camera in horse drawn carriage. Lord Roberts and other officers get out of carriage. Crowds are gathered to watch. Roberts inspects line-up of men in civvies wearing medals, they may well be veterans of the Boer War. (1660.37)
01:04:24 Kaiser Wilhelm II in military parade. The German troops are on horseback, there is a military band playing. (1828.07)
01:04:45 Members of the Habsburgs, the Austrian Royal family get out of carriage. (1828.05) Alfonso and Ena of Spain at events. (1662.17) Czar (Tsar) Nicholas II of Russia inspecting troops. (UNKNOWN/MISSING) He walks with clergy man. Czar inspecting troops. (1942.58)
01:05:25 Japanese warship at sea. A large Rising Sun flag flutters from its stern. (1876.32)
01:05:37 Japanese naval officers walking down steps. Japanese sailors walking in gardens. (1942.35)
01:05:45 Shots of Constantinople / Istanbul, Turkey from the water. Mosques and minarets can be seen on the skyline. Turkish warship at anchor. Flag flies from stern. Other shots of the ship. (1660.38)
NOTE: Film overruns shot descriptions and footage overlaps with subsequent clips. Go to Film ID 51.03 for descriptions for everything after 02:45.
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