Footage of the mobilisation of the French army.
Mobilisation 1914 - the call to arms.
World War One. Mobilisation in France. (a montage of scenes; some great shots.) CUs notices affixed to walls - in French of course DS crowd of people walking on boulevard. Tracking shot from car; looking back at crowd in street - waving French flags; hats; etc.; shouting. Farther up street there are some USA flags mixed w/ French -may actually be Armistice celebration? Broken shop windows in French liquor store (vandalism & looting?). Boxes falling out from top of window;people pick up boxes. Soldiers moving people away. Woman begins to sweep.
DS Paris street. - many pedestrians etc. soldiers march down street. Men in shiny helmets on horseback. Automobiles; horse-drawn vehicles. Looking down at many French soldiers marching through gates; people on sides w/ umbrellas. Then DS close - people getting off train. Then DS GV Gare (train station); various people walking about. Tracking shot of men waving from train - off to enlist. French soldiers - horse artillery ? riding on street; through cheering crowd. Some of soldiers have flowers; wreaths; etc. Marching off to war.