Montage of footage relating to Tsar of Russia and family, Russian Revolution.
A fast montage with shots of all sorts of people. Houses on shore; with steep hill BG. Then GV ancient (middle ages) castle perched on a hill. Elderly Franz Joseph; Emperor of Austria-Hungary; gets out of coach; son Charles I (who ruled after F-J's death until Nov. 1918) & some other men in uniform stand holding salute.
Next; Franz Joseph leads military inspection. CU Kaiser Wilhelm II; Crown Prince Wilhelm & other German bigwigs; military uniforms; great shot of the macabre fur helmet with small skull. Next; CU letter w/ signature of Kaiser. Parade with Kaiser; other German royalty riding horses down street. Brief shot of Russian soldiers standing at attention; by cars; brief glimpse of Czar Nicholas II inspecting. Troops march -very grainy. DS crowd in street. CU poster w/ 'Ordre de mobilisation generale'.
GV troops on hillside; moving away. German troops march on road; moving away from camera; carrying all gear, front view same; w/ helmets. Russian royal family walk behind Orthodox priest in ceremony. Czar; Czarina Alexandra; the Czarevitch; walk together. CU Grand Duchesses pass; each with an officer; Anastasia youngest & last. Masses of Russian Army in city; approaching - time of Russian Revolution. Man on steps. CU still of Vladimir Lenin.
Hapsburg dynasty; Romanovs; Communism; Bolsheviks.