Events of 1914 - World War One begins and the recruits go off to fight.
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Reel 2. Continued.
01:19:36 German troops marching in country lanes. Various shots of German army on the advance.
01:19:53 French taxis being used as troop transport. C/U soldiers in taxi.
01:20:02 Horse drawn artillery advancing rapidly across field. Pontoon bridge under construction in river in France. Good shots of French army engineers at work.
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01:20:41 General Joffre walks along platform at Compiegne railway station. Lord Kitchener and other British officers arrive at station to be greeted by Joffre. Kitchener and Joffre in trench. They look through binoculars.
01:21:10 Close fighting at the Marne River. French troops firing rifles across river. German Prisoners of War march along French roads. French troops on horseback. French and other allied infantry going forward. British Expeditionary Force (BEF) troops coming back from battle of Mons. British troops digging trenches (some of them are dressed in civvies and so this footage may actually be training of troops in England). Troops run into trenches and take up positions with rifles. Troops lay out barbed wire. Troops carry duck boards into trenches.
01:22:26 Crowds in Hyde Park, London. People are riding horses.
01:22:34 Snow covered streets in Russia. (Voice over suggests this is Petrograd.) People clean snow from streets. Russian Cossack horsemen ride through snowy landscape.
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