The film is about the international situation on the eve of the First World War, the beginning of the First World War. The film was edited from archival footage of the Russian State Archive of Cinema and film materials Gosfilmofond Russia.
Personnel Chronicle Footage different years: United Kingdom, London, in 1910, the funeral of King Edward VII; Germany, German troops parade present Emperor Wilhelm II; Wilhelm II and his family on a yacht;
France, City of Paris, the park of Versailles Palace, selling flowers on the street, street cafe, restaurant, couple dancing, the Moulin Rouge, the Hippodrome, the movement of the tram, the plane flies over the Arc de Triomphe;
collecting coconuts and bananas in Africa;
Wilhelm II meeting with the Emperor Franz Joseph;
test tank, the descent of the ship on the water;
manufacture of shells;
warships at sea;
Emperor Nicholas II welcomes sailors and officers on the deck of a ship;
Emperor Franz Ferdinand and his retinue, getting into his car with his wife;
meeting French President Poincaré R. Nicholas II. Personnel chronicle of the First World War, including mobilization, sending the front, fighting the Army, Navy at the war fronts, refugees, destruction, baby crying in the ruins, the soldiers in the trenches, at a halt, the officers on observation points, explosions, wounded, killed German soldiers at the Christmas tree and other surveys.
The First World War.