Professor Indiana Jones teaches two young boys to appreciate the history of art while visiting a museum be recalling his youth. He tells them how his father, Henry Jones Sr, was invited to give lectures all over the world in 1908, and, taking his wife and son along, invites his former tutor Helen Seymour to teach young Henry Jr. during the trip. On their first stop in Cairo, Egypt Junior, who prefers to be called 'Indy' and Miss Seymour were invited to join an archaeological dig by another former student of hers,T.E. Lawrence (who prefers to be called 'Ned'). There a ...
While having a meeting with his financier, Dr. Indiana Jones is reminded of the great love of his life, Vicky Prentiss. He met her in London in 1916 when she was working as a bus conductor and he was trying to pick up another woman (a war widow to be precise). Indy and Remy had just arrived to enlist in the Belgian army and were waiting to be send to La Havre for training.
Professor Indiana Jones visits the Metropolitan Foundation for Educational Quality where the Annual Celebrity tennis shoe auction and dinner is being held. He begins to entertain the snobby people at his table by recounting a safari to British East Africa in 1909. There, Indy became determined to find the fabled Fringe-Eared Oryx for former US President Teddy Roosevelt. He befriended Meto, a Massai boy around the same age as himself at the time. Despite their language barrier, they find out where to find the last remaining Oryx.
Old Indiana Jones lectures a so-called 'Pirate of Wallstreet' sitting next to him on a plane about the horrors of the first world war. The man reminds old Indy of the generals who casually send hundreds of young men off to slaughter in the trenches with each battle. Indy himself had managed to get a position as a courier, while his friend Remy had ended up in hospital, only to be ordered back to the front as soon as his wounds have healed. On a reconnaissance mission, Indy learned the Germans were bringing in two Big Bertha's, enormous howitzers to be used at Verdun.
In a the waiting room of a hospital, Professor Indiana Jones recounts a harrowing time he had in Africa, December 1916. Indy was promoted to Captain and then ordered to cross the jungle with Remy and Captain Boucher to pick up a shipment of weaponry. Along the way his Ubangan Sgt, Barthelemy picked up the sole surviving child from a disease ridden village despite Boucher's orders against it.
Being treated for a bee-sting to his toe, old man Indy recounts the time he spent in Albert Schweitzer's jungle hospital in Africa during the Great War. Schweitzer and his orderlies had picked up Indy and companions near death while attempting to bring a shipment of guns across the Congo. At first resistant to being treated by a German, Indy soon began to realize that Schweitzer was not interested in war, only attempting to cure people against all odds.
Old Indy has posted a wrong parcel by mistake and is trying to get it out of the mailbox when a postal worker scolds him. He starts to tell her about the last time he had so much trouble delivering a package, during the Great War. Under the alias of Henri Defence, Indiana Jones was a spy in the Belgian Army. He had to safely escort two Austrian Princes to their family in order for their country to begin a separate peace treatment and deprive Germany of it's strongest ally.
Old Indiana Jones scolds a rude young man in a donut-shop and tells him about the hell he went through when he was about the same age. In august 1916, Jones had enlisted in the Belgian army to fight in the Great War. After all his commanding officers have been wiped out during combat in Flanders, Corporal ' Henri Defense' (Indy's pseudonym) is left in charge of what's left of the 9th Belgian Infantry. They are assigned to the French 14th Company and dispatched into the Battle of the Somme.
Old man Indy is arrested for assaulting a young man and thrown into a crowded jail cell. He immediately starts plotting his escape, just like he did in 1916 when he was captured by the Germans in De Somme. After taking part in an escape attempt on his first day in a camp, young Indy was sent to the maximum security prison at Dunsterstadt on the Danube.
Professor Indiana Jones is about to lecture the Pennsylvania History Society when some trouble with his microphone stand leads him off into recounting a disastrous spy mission in which he was involved in May 1917. Jones had joined up with an international trio of spies plotting against their German counterparts in the neutral city of Barcelona. After his old acquaintance Pablo Picasso helped him get a job at Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, Indy devised a plan to forge a love letter written by the German cultural attaché to make it seem the man was having an affair ...