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The Indy Chronicles: 1899 - 1917

1872

Henry Jones Sr. is born in Scotland.

1873

Marcus Brody is born in England.

1878

Anna Jones is born of a wealthy family in Virginia.

1890

Henry Jones Sr. serves in the Volunteer Corps.

1892

Remy Baudoin, Indy’s wartime friend, is born in Belgium.

1895

Autumn:

Henry Jones Sr. and Marcus Brody enroll at Oxford.

1897

Sallah Mohammed Faisel El-Kahir is born in Egypt, in the city of Cairo.

Anna and Henry Jones marry.

1899

June:

Henry Jones Sr. graduates from Oxford.

July:

Henry Jones Jr. is born on July 1 in Princeton, New Jersey. (YIJC - “Young Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Jackal” (“Egypt - May 1908” section) - TV; The Mummy’s Curse - YAB; DHCB)

Henry Jones Jr. spends most of his childhood playing with Indiana, the Jones’s Siberian Husky, a great friend and companion. Henry Jr. starts to call himself “Indiana” because he likes it better than “Junior,” the name his father calls him by.

[1905

May:

Indy befriends Paul Robeson (who will later become a popular black singer, actor, and activist) and they learn a little about racism. (YIJC - TV)]

1906

Prof. Henry Jones Sr. becomes head of medieval studies at Princeton. He also develops a lifelong interest in the Holy Grail and begins to record every bit of information he can find pertaining to the grail in a diary.

1907

Marion Ravenwood (daughter of the famous archaeologist/explorer Abner Ravenwood) is born.

1908

May:

Henry “Indiana” Jones Jr. is told that he will be accompanying his parents on a two year trip to different countries as his father, the professor of Medieval Studies at Princeton, has been invited to give lectures at various schools and universities around the world. After crossing the Atlantic by steamship the Jonses arrive in England and go to Oxford where Professor Jones went to school. There young Henry is introduced to Miss Helen Seymour, who was his father’s tutor and has now been hired to accompany them on their trip to tutor Indy. The two take an instant disliking to each other. On the steamship voyage to Egypt, Miss Seymour works Henry hard. The boy has a chance to show off his knowledge during a dinner at the captain’s table be describing, in graphic detail, the process ancient Egyptians used to mummify their deceased. This doesn’t go over too well with the other dinner guests who, one by one, ask to be excused. Upon arrival in Cairo, Professor Jones immediately begins to lecture at the university while Henry is left “to the tender mercies of the wicked witch,” Miss Seymour. One afternoon, Miss Seymour decides to take Henry to see the pyramids and the Sphinx. While climbing one of the smaller pyramids, the two are stranded by their guide who is irate from an argument he had with Miss Seymour over payment for the trip. Just when the two are beginning to despair about getting back to Cairo, they spot a figure bicycling towards them. It is none other than T.E. “Ned” Lawrence (later to become known as Lawrence of Arabia during World War I), who happens to be a former student of Miss Seymour. They build a campfire and during the course of a discussion about religion and death, Lawrence scares Indy with stories of mummies coming back to life to kill grave robbers. He then invites the two to join him the next day on a trip up to the Valley of the Kings, where a friend, Howard Carter (the archeologist who would eventually open the tomb of King Tutankhamen) is working on a dig. Henry responds that he’ll need permission from his father. Professor Jones gives his son permission as well as a journal to keep on his travels. Henry, Ned and Miss Seymour arrive at the dig site just as a new tomb is discovered. Howard Carter believes it to be the resting place of an Egyptian named Kha who was either an engineer or an architect. They also find evidence of King Tutankhamen’s tomb, which Carter believes exists somewhere nearby. Carter, Ned, Henry and Miss Seymour enter the tomb to find it completely scorched. Carter suspects tomb robbers, though the mummy of Kha is intact. Carter believes that the artifacts are in another hidden chamber, which they soon find. They are forced to retreat from the tomb, though, due to poisonous gas. Carter posts Rashid to guard the tomb until morning. The next day, Rashid is found dead in the tomb, hit over the head and partly burned. The mummy is also missing. The death was made to look like the mummy’s curse and most of the superstitious natives flee the dig. That evening Ned confesses to Henry that he made up the stories about mummies and apologizes. Later in the evening, Ned, Henry and Miss Seymour go back to the tomb and discover that something is missing - a gold headpiece in the shape of a jackal. Early the next morning, Henry is awakened by Ned who wants to search the expedition photographer, Pierre’s tent. Henry keeps an eye on Pierre, following him down to the tomb. Henry finds the mummy and Ned discovers evidence implicating Dimitrios, the expedition’s demolition expert, as the thief and murderer. Ned races to Cairo to try and catch him, but is too late. Dimitrios had escaped with the gold jackal. Disappointed, Henry and Miss Seymour rejoin his parents to continue with their trip. (YIJC - “Young Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Jackal” (“Egypt - May 1908” section - TV; The Mummy’s Curse - YAB; DHCB; My First Adventure - M)

Indy and family travel to Tangiers, where they encounter another interesting adventure. Indy and his friend, a slave named Omar, are kidnapped by slave traders and are eventually rescued by a British reporter named Harris. (My First Adventure - M)

Late:

Indy and his family travel to Florence, Italy, where they are staying with Professor and Senora Reale. They attend an opera written and conducted by Giacomo Puccini. Indy’s mother is extremely moved by the love story of the opera and the beauty of the singing. Even Indy enjoys it and begins to wonder if love can be as powerful as it was portrayed in the opera. After the show, Indy and his father visit Puccini backstage who is resting with a towel over his face. Senora Reale asks Puccini if he will attend her dinner party, but he says he is too tired. However, when Puccini is introduced to Indy’s mother, he is immediately taken by her beauty and says he would be honored to attend. At the party, Indy asks Puccini how he wrote the opera. Puccini tells him he did it one note after the other. Indy tells him that his mother enjoyed it so much that she cried. Puccini says that this means that she understands great love. Indy tells Puccini that they will be staying in Florence for a week while his father goes to Rome to give a lecture. Indy tells him he will be studying the laws of physics, specifically the laws of attraction. He says that tomorrow he will be going to Pisa to do an experiment just like Galileo. Puccini offers to escort them to Pisa as he grew up near there. The next day, Indy’s father leaves for Rome, while Indy continues his studies of Physics with Miss Seymour. Puccini arrives a short while later and drives them to Pisa. Indy admires his motorized car and Puccini tells him that Leonardo Da Vinci was the first to invent the self-propelled car, not Henry Ford. Indy and Miss Seymour climb to the top of the leaning tower of Pisa with two irons, one heavier than the other. Miss Seymour asks him which will hit the ground first if they were to drop them both at the same time. Indy replies that the heavier one would. Miss Seymour tells him that that is what Aristotle thought, but Galileo believed they would both hit the ground at the same time due to the fact that they have the same density. Indy proves this by dropping the weights which do indeed hit at the same time. Puccini asks Indy’s mother about her life. He tells her about how he came to realize that he was destined to write operas about love and beauty. He tells her, however, that an artist can only create the approximation of beauty, never the real thing. He goes on to tell her about the problems he has with his marriage. That night Indy’s mother receives a large bouquet of flowers from Puccini. She writes a letter to her husband and has it mailed. A few days later, they attend a rehearsal of Puccini’s new opera, Madame Butterfly, and witness an argument between Puccini and one of the singers. Puccini tells them that a singer alone cannot portray his emotions; he needs an actress also. Puccini gives Indy’s mother a piece of the sheet music from the opera signed, “To Senora Jones, who feels the music.” He then offers to show them around Florence tomorrow. That night Indy’s mother explains to him how music is a special language that can convey a wide range of emotions. The next day, Indy’s mother is enjoying the guided tour of Florence. While alone, Puccini confesses to Indy’s mother that he feels that they are connected and should be together, however, she tells him that she is married and no matter what her feelings are for him, they must speak no further of it. She asks him to take them back to the house. The following day at breakfast, Indy asks his mother what is bothering her. She seems upset that she hasn’t received a reply from his father in the mail. Indy tells her that he’ll be back the following night. They decide to go sight seeing on their own that day, however, Puccini tracks them down. Miss Seymour steers Indy away from them so his mother and Puccini can speak in private. Puccini apologizes to her, but says he could not stay away. He says he wants to work with her in his sight because she has revitalized his passion. She is extremely distraught over the feelings she has for him and asks to be left alone. Indy interrupts them as he realizes something is going on. Puccini asks her to meet him in the Botany Gardens that evening. She refuses, but he says he will wait until she comes. That evening, Indy’s mother leaves him and Miss Seymour to take a walk. She meets Puccini in the garden and they kiss passionately. They spend the evening walking together throughout Florence. They arrive back at the opera house where Puccini’s play is opening. The play is a success and he walks her back to the house. Miss Seymour spots them from her window as they kiss. Miss Seymour confronts her when she comes inside and asks she is still planning on leaving Florence for Paris when Professor Jones returns. She says yes, but is obviously still considering staying. The next day, Indy and Miss Seymour are visiting the science museum while his mother goes shopping. Indy says that he has noticed that his mother has been acting strange which she doesn’t seem to do when his father is around. He wishes that his father had written his mother a letter. Looking through a telescope at the street below, he spots his mother having lunch with Puccini. Puccini asks Anna to come away with him. She says it is too fast, but he tells her that the train leaves at midnight. She runs from him in confusion. That night Indy asks his mother about her “shopping” earlier that day and asks if she saw Puccini. She says she ran into him while shopping. Indy goes to bed and Anna begins crying. Miss Seymour tries to comfort her, but she says how confused she is concerning Puccini. She tells Miss Seymour that Puccini wants her to go away with him as Indy listens at the door to his room. She tells Miss Seymour that she does love him, but Miss Seymour warns her that passion always burns brightest at first and that Puccini had no right to ask her to give up everything for him. Anna admits that she does still love her father and doesn’t want to think of leaving him or Indy, but she is electrified when she is with Puccini. That night Anna goes to the train station and walks past Puccini to great her husband. She tells him how much she has missed him and tells him she wants to always stay together. Puccini walks away heartbroken. (YIJC - “Florence - May 1908” - TV; Perils of Cupid - M)

[(Young Indiana Jones and the Ghost of Venice - EB)]

September:

Miss Seymour is showing Indy Paris, “The City of Art.” While in the Louvre, they meet another young boy, fourteen-year-old Norman Rockwell. They look at some paintings by Edgar Degas, but Indy is unimpressed with impressionism. Afterwards, Miss Seymour takes the boys to a puppet show which neither of them appreciate. They manage to convince her to let them stay for another show while she goes back to the hotel to write letters. They promise to be back in one hour. Instead, Norman promises to take Indy to where the real artists hang out. They go to a rather disreputable-looking tavern where many artist including Degas, Pablo Picasso and George Braque are currently having a heated discussion about cubism. Degas is critiquing the work of Picasso. He doesn’t like Picasso’s work and calls it destructive. Picasso says that artists need a new way of seeing things. Degas warns Picasso not pursue this new line of work as it could ruin his career. Picasso scoffs at the warning, saying he can do what Degas does in his sleep. Norman leaps to defend Degas, saying that no one can paint like him. Picasso invites Norman and Indy to his apartment to watch him prove his claim. There, Picasso poses his model and works in pastel. As he works, he explains to the boys Degas’ technique. When he’s finished, he tosses it aside and will now do the painting the way Degas does it - from memory. Picasso’s assistant shows Norman some of Picasso’s early experiments with cubism. Norman sketches some of it in his notebook. Even though the assistant rendered some of the paintings, he says that it is the painting and not the painter that is important. Picasso has finished the painting and it indeed looks like a work of Degas’. Picasso sees the sketch in Norman’s notebook and signs it. They decide to go somewhere and get something to eat. Meanwhile, Miss Seymour is frantic wondering where Indy is. She calls the police, but has little confidence in the police inspector she deals with. Along their way to a restaurant, Picasso invites along a couple of prostitutes. Indy thinks that he should be heading back to the hotel, but Norman convinces him to stay. Picasso has the two prostitutes dance with Norman and Indy while he tries to devise a way to get Degas to sign his painting. A little later, the prostitutes’ pimps shows up and confront Picasso. A fight breaks out, but Picasso, his assistant; Indy and Norman manage to make it out. Later, Picasso is helping Indy with a paper on Da Vinci that he has to write for Miss Seymour. They also talk about his new style and how Picasso is trying to give spirit some form. Before they part for the night, Picasso invites them to a party the next evening. As Indy and Norman walk back to the hotel, they are accosted by the same two pimps, who chase them into a graveyard. They manage to frighten them off by using an old sheet and a skull to make a “ghost.” Back at the hotel, Indy sneaks past Miss Seymour and hides in the large wardrobe closet. The next morning, Miss Seymour finds him there. Indy tells her that he was there the whole time working on his paper and must have fallen asleep, but Miss Seymour is suspicious. The next night, Miss Seymour goes to bed, but locks Indy in his room. He climbs out the window and is almost killed when the gutter he is hanging on gives way. He makes it safely the rest of the way down and catches up to Norman outside the party. They go inside to find that everyone is wearing costumes. There, they meet Kent Wyler, an art dealer who wishes to buy one of Picasso’s cubist works. They are also introduced to Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Tonklin. Picasso is able to persuade another painter, Henri Rousseau, to tell a ghost story. At the story’s climax, in walks Miss Seymour, who woke and discovered that Indy was gone, but had written down where he was going. Picasso pulls out a gun and marches Miss Seymour into another room. Once there, Picasso sketches her. She likes the traditional portrait he has done of her, but is totally impressed with the cubist version he did as well. Miss Seymour is also shown Picasso’s forgery. Wyler sees it and, unaware that it is a forgery, wants to buy it for a thousand francs. Picasso acts reluctant and says that it is not signed. Wyler says that he’ll get it signed. At the cafe, Wyler gets Degas, whose eyesight has begun to fail him and think it is one of his paintings, to sign the painting. A delighted Picasso lets everyone know that it was he who painted the picture not Degas. Wyler becomes angry. Norman and Indy, thinking the trick Picasso played on Degas was a rotten one, deny the claim. Norman says that it looks like a Degas and it is signed by Degas, so therefore it must be one. Indy then sells Wyler Norman’s cubist sketch for a thousand francs which infuriates Picasso. He splits the money with Norman and Picasso. Indy tells Picasso that maybe he should stay around Paris and become his agent. (YIJC - “Paris - September 1908” - TV; Passion for Life - M)

November:

Professor Jones has decided attend the first Psycho-Analytical Conference being held in Vienna. The family is staying at the American Ambassador’s residence. Indy is taking riding lessons with the children of some of the city’s elite, among them the daughter of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Princess Sophie. At one point she loses her hat, which Indy retrieves for her. He is rebuked by the instructor for his actions. Down in the stables, he introduces himself to her. She invites him along for a walk in the park, accompanied by Miss Seymour and her governess, Emilie. Afterwards, they go to eat at a rather expensive hotel. Indy and Sophie go for a stroll in the hotel’s greenhouse. Looking outside, they can see people skating on a frozen lake. Sophie says she has never tried skating, so Indy convinces her to do so. However, as Indy begins to show her the ropes, Emilie arrives and takes her away, furious. Indy is in big trouble. When his father finds out he is angry with Indy and withdraws him from his ridding lessons. Indy’s mother is a bit more sympathetic. She explains to him that the royal family has many enemies and what they did wasn’t safe for Sophie. She tells him that he’ll make some other friends, but he responds that there’s no one like her in the whole world. The next day during tutoring, Miss Seymour catches Indy writing an apology letter to Sophie. She begins to teach Indy about poetry, particularly the works of Byron and Shelley. Indy wonders if he could be in love. The following day, Indy receives a letter from Sophie, in which she thanks him for the time they spent together. Indy’s spirits are raised and he spends the day looking for a small gift to give her. In one shop, he sees the perfect gift - a small glass globe with two ice skating figurines inside. However, it costs too much. He continues to wander through the city, eventually spoiling a con man’s shell game by showing the victim how it was done. The grateful man gives Indy some money and it is enough for him to go back to the shop and buy the glass globe. However, when he goes to the place to give it to Sophie, he is chased away by the guards. That evening at dinner, the Joneses are joined by Carl Jung, Alfred Adler and Sigmund Freud, who get into a discussion about the role sexuality plays in the makeup of human nature. Indy asks about love and while the three men cannot agree on what exactly it is, Freud tells him he should not deny it, but shout it out. Later that night, Indy sneaks out of the embassy and goes to the palace. He refuses to leave until he gets to talk to the Archduke. Ultimately, he is taken to see him. He tells the Archduke that he wishes to marry Sophie when he is older and would like to say good-bye to her before he leaves in the morning. While the Archduke admires Indy’s determination, he refuses. He then arranges for a carriage to take Indy back to the embassy. Once the carriage dropped him off, it heads back to the palace, but Indy has managed to hide himself aboard. At the palace stables, he comes out of his hiding place and enters the palace. He sneaks through the halls, dodging the guards and using dumb waiters and a discovered secret passage to get to Sophie’s room. She is happy to see him and gives him a gift of a locket with her picture. Indy gives her the globe and tells her that he’s in love with her. They kiss briefly and he says good bye. He climbs down the balcony and sneaks off the palace grounds as she waves good bye. (YIJC - “Vienna - November 1908” - TV; DHCB; Perils of Cupid - M)

[(Young Indiana Jones and the Metropolitan Violin - EB)]

1909

[March:

The Joneses visit Geneva, Switzerland. (YIJC - TV)

Spring:

Professor Henry Jones Sr. tours the city of Stockholm, Sweden as a guest lecturer. (YIJC - TV)]

June:

In Jerusalem, Indy meets an archaeologist named Abner Ravenwood, who is searching for the Ark of the Covenant on the Temple Mount. (YIJC - TV)

September:

The Joneses arrive at a coffee plantation in British East Africa near Nairobi at the invitation of one of Professor Jones’ old classmates, Richard Meldicot. From there they are invited to go on safari with ex-president Theodore Roosevelt, who is there to collect specimens for the Smithsonian, and Frederick Selous, the best game hunter in Africa. On the trip to the site, young Henry is captivated by the beautiful countryside and its majestic animals. Upon arriving at camp, he hurriedly unpacks, anxious to meet his famous host. He is understandably disappointed when he finds out that Roosevelt won’t be back until nightfall. In the meantime, Meldicot shows Indy around the camp, introducing him to Heller, a taxidermist, and other members of the expedition. Left on his own, Indy wanders outside of camp. While exploring, he glimpses a young African boy roughly his own age tending sheep. Before he has a chance to approach the boy, he is called back to camp. Indy arrives just in time to witness the arrival of his host, Teddy Roosevelt, and is suitably impressed. That evening, Roosevelt and company are wondering about the disappearance of Burton’s Fringe-Eared Oryx. Normally the animals should be plentiful in the area, but not one has been spotted. Roosevelt is perplexed as he wishes to bring a few specimens home for museums. The next day, Roosevelt teaches Indy to shoot a rifle. He also gives him a pair of binoculars to explore the surrounding countryside. He then leaves to go hunting. Later in the day, as Miss Seymour is teaching Indy about African wildlife, he vows to find the oryx for Roosevelt. As he’s exploring around the camp, he encounters the young tribal boy again. This time, Indy uses basic sign language to introduce himself as “Indy.” The boy introduces himself as Meto. Indy spends the rest of the afternoon with Meto, exploring and learning Meto’s language. Later that day, Indy and Roosevelt have a discussion. Indy is disturbed by the number of animals that the hunting party has already killed. Roosevelt tells Indy that the animals are going to museums so that people can appreciate nature more. After dinner and over a game of checkers, Indy tells Roosevelt that he will help him find the oryx. Their discussion is interrupted by a shot. One of the party has shot and killed a lion that was roaming just outside of camp. While the adults congratulate each other, Indy becomes more disturbed. The next day, Indy is up early and goes to Meto for help in finding the oryx. Back at camp, he is missed and a search commences. Meto takes Indy to a village elder who, through pictures drawn in the sand, describes the fate of the oryx. Indy heads back to camp. As night falls, he makes his way across the veldt, becoming increasingly scared of the animal noises emanating from the dark. He is finally found by one of the bearers. Taken back to camp, Indy is punished and not given a chance to explain. The next morning, Meto comes to camp and he and Indy leave before anyone else is awake. Meto takes Indy to a place where there are onyxes. Indy then sneaks back to camp before breakfast. Over breakfast, Indy announces that he and Meto have found a small heard of oryx. Indy relates the story he heard from the village elder to Roosevelt. The Oryx’s main food source is a root melon. Recently, a great fire had killed off most of the area’s snake population. The snakes had controlled the population of mole rats. With no natural predators, the mole rats flourished and burrowed underground for food, eating the root melons. This forced the oryx herd to look for food elsewhere. Indy leads Roosevelt and a hunting party to where the oryx herd is grazing. The party brings down two when Indy intercedes, stating that there’s been enough killing. Roosevelt agrees, stating that the oryx are rare and that they don’t know what animals may depend on the oryx. Their job completed, the hunting party packs up and heads back to civilization. Indy leaves Meto a good-bye gift of his binoculars. (YIJC - “British East Africa - September 1909” - TV; Safari Sleuth - YAB; DHCB; Passion for Life - M)

1910

January:

The Jones family arrives in Benares, on the Ganges River. They are staying at the Hindu National College. One afternoon while Indy is supposed to be studying geometry, he decides to sneak out for a look around the city. He sees some children playing in a field and is invited to join them. He thinks they are playing baseball, but they are actually playing cricket. One of the boys introduces himself as Krishnamurti and asks about baseball. Indy teaches the game to them, but they don’t quite get the hang of it. After a while, Miss Seymour comes looking for him. He tells her that he was engaged in a cultural exchange, though Miss Seymour is not totally convinced by his story. That evening, the family goes to a reception given by Annie Besant and the Theosophical Society. Miss Seymour is not in favor of going saying that they preach free love and socialism. Professor Jones counters her claims and says that they are also strong advocates of women’s rights. He explains to Indy that Theosophists are looking to explore the common ground that all religions share. At the reception, Besant introduces Charles Leadbeater, who says that he has discovered a new world teacher or messiah. He then introduces young Krishnamurti. Miss Seymour is unimpressed and gets into a debate with Besant later in the evening. Leadbeater gives Miss Seymour a copy of his book and they make plans to meet for tea the next day. At tea, Miss Seymour asks Besant about Leadbeater and his claims of auras and visions. Besant has faith in what Leadbeater says. Indy sees Krishnamurti meditating and decides to try it himself. Besant tells Miss Seymour to try to keep an open mind about things. Leadbeater shows Miss Seymour the Theosophist’s library. Miss Seymour tells him that she is skeptical of his claims. He tells her that even though she has never seen the devil she still believes in one. Outside, Krishnamurti is finished meditating and he and Indy decide to go for a bike ride. Along the way, they discuss the nature of God and how various religions perceive him. Krishnamurti tells Indy about Buddha and they see a Hindu funeral along the Ganges. Back at the Theosophist’s headquarters, Besant and Miss Seymour talk some more. Miss Seymour apologizes for judging first. She then goes outside to look for Indy. While in the garden, she encounters young Hubert Van Hook, from Chicago. He tells her that Miss Besant had thought he was going to be the New World Teacher until Leadbeater showed up with Krishnamurti. He says that Leadbeater lied in his book about the visions and he can prove it. Meanwhile, Indy and Krishnamurti come across a crying woman in the marketplace. Her child had just died in her arms. Krishnamurti is able to comfort her without saying a word and barely touching her. Miss Seymour sneaks into Leadbeater’s office and searches through his desk until she finds an early draft of his book. Leadbeater walks in and catches her. She accuses him of fraud and says that she intends to expose him. He tells her to go right ahead. She takes the draft to Besant who won’t look at the manuscript. She says that she has faith in Leadbeater and that is all she needs. The boys return as Miss Seymour is leaving. Indy gives Krishnamurti a baseball card of Ty Cobb as a souvenir, while he gives Indy a vial of water from the Ganges River. He also tells Indy that the Theosophy Society is looking for someone to lead them to God, but everyone has to do that for themselves. God is compassion and love, no matter what religion one belongs to. (YIJC - “Benares - January, 1910” - TV; Journey of Radiance - M)

[(Indiana Jones and the Child Lama - EB)]

March:

The Jones family arrive in Peking where Professor Jones is working with some university scholars and translators. Mrs. Jones and Miss Seymour are determined to see the sights of China and are taking Indy with them. Although Henry Sr. is worried about his wife’s health, she tells him that she is fine. They set out with their guide Mr. Li. On the train, Miss Seymour is tutoring Indy in Chinese history when he notices a suspicious looking Chinese man looking into their compartment. The man moves along when he notices that Indy sees him. They first visit a Buddhist temple and then the Great Wall. Afterwards, they take a barge to their next destination. On board, Mrs. Jones and Miss Seymour discuss the possibility of seeing the birthplace of Confucius. Mr. Li tells them that the journey will be long and hard, but they insist. While Miss Seymour is quizzing Indy, he tells her that he thinks it is more important to learn a country’s language and culture than its history. He also sees the same suspicious man again and tells Mr. Li. Mr. Li says that it is probably a coincidence. Indy wonders if it could be one of those revolutionaries that do not like foreigners that he heard his father talk of. Later that evening at the inn, Mr. Li is explaining Chinese philosophy to Mrs. Jones and Miss Seymour, when Indy thinks he sees the mysterious man again. He doesn’t say anything to the adults. The next day, they hire a wagon for the journey. The driver, Ah Pin, only speaks “pigeon” English. Along the way, Mr. Li instructs Indy in the Chinese language. He shows Indy how inflection is important and can change the meaning of a word. Indy complains of a headache. Later, Mr. Li tells the ladies that he feels there is a lack of dignity in the use of pigeon English. While the adults are away, Indy sees the suspicious looking man around the cart. The man tells Ah Pin that Mr. Li is looking for him. He then tries to steal the wagon, but Indy has unhitched the horses. Mr. Li threatens the suspicious man and then sends him on his way. Mr. Li then tells Indy not to mention the incident to the women. Ah Pin would loose face if it were revealed that he was tricked. He tells Indy that he acted well and doesn’t need the approval of others. They get new horses and proceed on their trip. As they continue across the country in the wagon, Indy starts to become sicker and is soon running a fever. Storm clouds start to gather and they decide to head for a nearby mission. The rain continues to come down as Indy’s condition worsens. Eventually, they come to a river that they have to cross. Halfway across, the horses frighten and bolt, overturning the cart. Everyone gets to shore, but their luggage is all washed downstream. They make their way through the rain to a farmhouse. The family welcomes them in and they quickly try to get Indy warm and dry. They tell Mrs. Jones that the nearest American doctor is three days away at the mission, but there is also a local Chinese doctor. Mrs. Jones doesn’t trust the local doctor. The next day, Mr. Li tells them that even though the family is poor, they are glad to host them until Indy is better. Hospitality is very important to the Chinese. Indy’s condition continues to worsen. They manage to get the cart fixed, but Indy is too sick to travel. Ah Pin and Miss Seymour set out to the American mission for the doctor. A delirious Indy asks his mother if he’s going to die, just like his sister, who died at childbirth. She tells him no. The next day, they witness and altercation between the family’s father and a man on a donkey. Their attention is diverted when Indy throws a fit. Mr. Li says that there is still two days until the doctor arrives. That evening the family prays for Indy. Mrs. Jones is determined that their son is not going to die and sends for the Chinese doctor. He arrives the next day and examines Indy. He decides that Indy must be treated with acupuncture. A delirious Indy becomes upset and this bothers his mother. The Chinese mother tries to comfort her. Mrs. Jones holds Indy’s hand throughout the procedure and tells him to trust in the doctor. As he applies the needles, Dr. Wen Ch-Iu explains what he is doing. Mr. Li translates for him. When he is done, he says that Indy will recover if his strength holds. Miss Seymour arrives with Dr. James Morton from the mission. He is very pleased to meet Dr. Wen Ch-Iu, one of the few local physicians who is not a quack. Morton says that Indy probably had Typhoid Fever, but is getting better. Ah Pin also found some of their luggage. As Indy regains his strength, he spends time playing Chinese checkers with the children and learning their language. A few days later, the man on the donkey returns. Mr. Li explains that the father had to borrow money and used the land as collateral. The debt is now due, but he can’t pay. Mrs. Jones decides to pay the debt out of gratitude, but Mr. Li says that the father would lose face. She says that she owes them something for all of their hospitality. She gives him the money, which he gives to the debt collector. She also buys the family some chickens and they have a small feast before leaving to continue their journey. (YIJC - “Peking - March 1910” - TV; DHCB; Journey of Radiance - M)

[The Jones family travel to Tokyo, Japan. (YIJC - TV)]

Indy meets renowned magician and escape artist Harry Houdini in Melbourne, Australia. Houdini makes the first successful flight over Australia and Indy flies with him (YIJC - TV; ST).

April:

Indy and his family are staying in Russia with friends of his father’s who invited them to their daughter’s wedding. Indy tries to behave himself and enjoy the wedding at the same time, but fails to do so. He leans against a cart with crystal on it which sends it crashing into a passing waiter. Indy’s father takes him out into the hall to reprimand him. He tells Indy that he is to stand in the hall and not move, however, Indy disobeys him. As he walks into an adjoining room, he brushes against a handle attached to the rope a huge chandelier is hanging from. The handle comes unlocked and the chandelier crashes down onto the wedding cake. Indy’s parents look on in disbelief and his mother brings him to his room. Indy apologizes to his mother, but she tells him that his father will deal with him in the morning. Indy, feeling he is being treated unfairly, climbs down a gutter drain outside his window and runs away. The next morning, Miss Seymour wakes Indy’s parents to tell them that Indy is gone. Indy’s father begins to search for him. Indy, sleeping in a haystack, is awoken by a small weasel. He tries to shoot it with his slingshot, but hits an old man who was also sleeping in the haystack. The old man advances on him swinging a stick and yelling in Russian. Indy says that he doesn’t speak Russian, so the man starts yelling at him in English. The man says how he hates young people and walks off with Indy’s slingshot. Indy follows him trying to get his slingshot back. The man tells him to stop following him, but Indy refuses. The man gives him back his slingshot and tells him to get off his side of the road. Indy walks with him (on his side of the road) and explains how he is running away back to America. When Indy questions why the man doesn’t want to turn Indy into his parents the man says that he never did what he was supposed to do and he is also running away. Indy doesn’t believe him because he’s old. The man asks him if he thinks only little boys are driven crazy by their parents. Meanwhile, Indy’s parents are getting extremely worried about him. Indy asks the man if he is going to miss anyone. The man says he’ll miss his dogs. Indy says he misses his dog also. Indy’s sole comes off his shoe and the man says he’ll fix it. The man shows Indy his prized possession, his Bible. Indy shows him his baseball mitt and ball. He explains to him the basics of the game and shows him his baseball card collection. Indy says he wouldn’t give up his prized cards for all of the gold in China. The man says he feels the same way about his Bible. With Indy’s shoe fixed, the two continue on their way. They begin to feel hungry and Indy starts eating the apple he brought with him. He offers the man one bite, but the man manages to eat half of the apple with his one bite. Indy complains, but the man tells him that things should be divided each according to his needs. Since he is bigger than Indy, he requires more. Indy states that it was his apple, but the man says that it grew on a tree in the ground and belongs to the world. Indy says he will never share anything with him again. The two continue on in silence as it begins to thunder. Henry Jones Sr. says that he should never have brought Indy along on his trip through Europe. Miss Seymour says that every boy runs away at some point even he did. Indy’s father claims that he ran away once, but it wasn’t the same. Indy and the man reach a village and the villagers rush to great the man yelling, “Tolstoy!” Indy is amazed at how friendly the people are to Tolstoy. The villagers welcome “Count” Tolstoy into their inn and give him food to eat. Indy watches from the window as rain begins to pour down on him. Tolstoy yells at him to get inside and stop making him feel guilty. Once Indy finishes the meal he asks if Tolstoy is some kind of king in disguise. Tolstoy tells him that he wrote a few books years ago, but they weren’t very good. He tells Indy that he is running away to nowhere in particular. He just wants a simpler life, closer to God. Indy tells him he can run away to New Jersey with him and Tolstoy agrees. The Russian police arrive looking for Tolstoy and tell him they are here to take him back to his family. Indy flips the table up and knocks down the police. In the confusion, he and Tolstoy escape. Indy’s father becomes increasingly worried about the dangers that Indy might encounter and blames himself for Indy running away. As Indy and Tolstoy hide in a barn, they watch as Imperial Cossack troops ride by. Tolstoy tells him that they are ruthless and are used by the government to ride themselves of “certain unfortunate ethnic groups.” Indy finally places the name Tolstoy and asks if he is the author of the novel War and Peace. Indy says his father thinks he’s great, but Tolstoy says his father is an imbecile. Tolstoy says they should head for the train station. On the way, they stop so Indy can teach Tolstoy about baseball. Indy says it’s too bad Tolstoy wasted all those years writing because he could have been a great hitter. A group of gypsies pass by and give the two of them a ride. That night, Tolstoy tells everyone a scary story around the campfire. While they all dance around the campfire, the Cossacks attack killing many of the gypsies. Tolstoy is knocked down by a Cossack on a horse, but Indy rescues him. The two flee as the camp is set on fire. Indy brings Tolstoy to a church, but the monk tries to throw them out thinking they are beggars. Indy tells him that the man is Tolstoy and they try to help him. As Tolstoy comes to he realizes where he is and runs out. He tells Indy that they drive people away from God and he’d sooner die than receive help from them. Tolstoy falls unconscious in a field nearby and Indy screams for help. Some men hear him and bring Tolstoy inside their house. The next day, Indy asks Tolstoy why he hates the church so much. He says that they diminish God by claiming to speak for him. He tells Indy not to try to see God through spectacles borrowed from the church, but instead through his own eyes. Meanwhile, Miss Seymour isn’t feeling well from all of the worry. Indy’s father just wishes he could talk to him and begins crying. Indy and Tolstoy arrive at the train station just as the train leaves. Indy notices that Tolstoy is not doing too well. He tells him that he doesn’t think he is up to the trip. Tolstoy gets angry as Indy tells him that he thinks he should return to his family. Tolstoy agrees to go as long as Indy will return to his family as well. Indy’s father and mother are looking in on Miss Seymour who is bedridden when a hotel clerk knocks at the door to tell them that Indy has been found. Indy’s mother makes his father promise that he won’t be too hard on him. Indy’s parents arrive at Tolstoy’s estate and are reunited with Indy. Indy apologizes for running away. Before he can accept, Indy’s father spots Tolstoy and is amazed. Indy introduces his parents to Tolstoy. After they leave, Tolstoy goes inside to rest. Indy’s mother asks where Indy got the Bible he has. Indy says he traded Tolstoy his baseball card collection for it. Tolstoy takes out the baseball cards and enthusiastically reads through them. Indy and his parents leave Russia for Athens, Greece. While on the train, Indy’s father blames him for Miss Seymour’s condition. Indy says he hates his father. (Young Indiana Jones Travels with Father - TVM; M)

Spring:

After arriving in Greece, Indy’s father takes him and his mother to see the Parthenon in Athens, however, Indy’s mother decides they should return to the hotel to look in on Miss Seymour. The next day, Indy’s mother leaves to visit her sister for the weekend and leaves Indy to accompany his father to the Parthenon. Both Indy and his father do not like the fact that they are stuck with each other. Indy’s father says that he has to go to the hanging monastery in Kalabaka, but Indy’s mother says that he’ll have to take Indy with him. His father tries to argue that it is dangerous, but she disagrees. After she leaves, Indy’s father lectures him on his behavior and says that he has enough work for Indy to keep him busy throughout the weekend. Upon reaching the Parthenon, Indy’s father gives instructions to the cab driver in ancient Greek, but Indy isn’t sure that he understood properly. Indy’s father tells Indy that this was the birthplace of Philosophy and explains to him the fundamentals of it. He tells him of Aristotle’s teachings of logic in a system called syllogism. He demonstrates by using a stick as a sword and acting out a fight. He falls to the floor seemingly dead. As Indy rushes to his side, he jumps up and says that all men are mortal which is a general truth. He is a man; ergo he is mortal, which is a specific truth. He them says that Socrates is a man, ergo Socrates is mortal which is a syllogism. This, he tells Indy, is an example of Aristotelian logic and that deductive logic is the key that will unlock the great mysteries of out universe and our very existence. The questions that Aristotle asked marked a turning point in the history of mankind. These thoughts set us apart from all the other creatures in the world. They go to leave, but Indy finds that the cab is gone. His father points to a cab and says that that is logically their cab. Their cab was parked there; this cab is parked there now; ergo that is their cab. They get in the cab and take off. They soon realize that the driver is not the same and they are kicked out of the cab. They begin trekking to the monastery on foot. On the way, Indy’s father continues to lecture to Indy about the ancient Greeks. Eventually a horse and buggy approaches and they manage to get a ride. Indy’s father tries to continue lecturing over the sounds of the chickens in the buggy and another rider’s wind flute. They are dropped off still far away from the monastery looking completely disheveled. The bathe in the ocean to clean up, however, a group of goats eat holes in their clothes. They arrive in a nearby village wearing nothing, but pieces of a bush and manage to get some very “native” looking clothes from the peasants. They manage to get a lift from a man named Aristotle whose donkey, pulling the cart, is named Plato. Aristotle asks Indy’s father if he is interested in politics. When his father says no, Aristotle calls him an idiot. Indy is shocked, however, his father explains that the English word “idiot” comes from a Greek word meaning “one who is not interested in politics.” Indy’s father and Aristotle soon get into an argument about democracy. Indy’s father says that Greece is the home of democracy. He explains Plato and Aristotle’s system of government. The three begin getting confused about what they are arguing about since Indy’s father is constantly talking about what Aristotle and Plato said and the driver keeps thinking he is talking about him and his donkey. Aristotle kicks Indy’s father out of the buggy. Indy’s father walks alongside while Indy refuses to get out of the cab. He says that if this is really a democracy, like his father argued, than he can stay in the cab if he wants.

They eventually arrive at the hanging monastery, which is situated at the top of a mountain, and get into a cage, which will be raised up the side of the mountain by the monks above. On the trip up Indy notices the height is bothering his father who is sitting completely still. They are greeted by the monks and told that the following day the monks will be cloistered and will keep a vow of silence for the following two days. After dinner, they are shown to their room which is basically a closet with one hard bed. The next day, Indy watches the monks as they chant. He then goes to the library and tries to keep quiet while his father translates texts. He tells his father that he is bored. His father’s solution is to make Indy look up Aristotle’s laws of syllogism and write three pages on the nature of Aristotelian logic and its relation to causality. Indy finds the books his father referred him to and begins to read through them. Indy meets Nikos Kazantzakis who is also studying the texts at the monastery. He looks at the assignment Indy’s father gave him and decides to help him out. He explains that Aristotle said that nature does not act without a cause; which sprang from his theory of causality. He demonstrates this by having Indy give a push to an orange set atop some books. He states that there are many factors that caused the orange to fall: the essence of the orange (its weight), the structure of the orange (it is round), the fact that Indy pushed it, and finally, that it’s function included seeking the lowest level. Indy interprets this last factor to be gravity, but Nikos says that the function of the orange is to fall from the tree to make another orange. Indy writes in his paper what Nikos explained him, and asks, “What causes nature?” Nikos says that this is a question that comes from wisdom and not logic. He says that this is the question that Indy’s father wanted him to find. He says God, the prime cause, dances beyond the bounds of logic. He says that wisdom is greater than logic, but it leaves you asking whether you can accept something as being true without proof. Later in the day, Indy and his father say goodbye to the monks at the elevator cage. The monks head off to begin their vow of silence and Indy gives his father his report. They board the cage and begin to be lowered down. Indy’s father reads the report on the way down and says it is good, although he doesn’t agree that wisdom is greater than logic. The cage stops and Indy’s father steps out to find that they are only halfway down. He manages to grab hold of the cage as he falls and climbs back in. Indy begins to suspect the worst, thinking that the monks have stranded them there so they will starve to death. They yell for help, however, no one answers. The sun begins to set the temperature starts dropping. They start a small fire using pieces of wood from the cage; however the cage itself catches on fire. Indy’s father stamps out the father and accidentally breaks a hole in the floor of the cage. The next morning, they begin to doubt that the monks will find them and try to devise a plan on how to save themselves. Indy’s father attempts to climb up the rope that the cage is hanging from, but only gets a few feet before his fear of heights freezes him in place. He slides back down the rope and burns his hands in the process. The rope then begins to fray. Indy says they need to be logical to get out of this predicament. He reasons a ladder is made of wood and the cage is made of wood; ergo their cage is a ladder. They break off pieces of wood and rope and make individual ladder rungs that can be fastened to the rope above and then unfastened once they have climbed above each rung. Indy’s father makes it past the part of the rope that is fraying and barely manages to grab hold of Indy as the rope snaps and the cage plummets to the ground. They reach the top of the mountain cliff and find that the monk working the pulley controlling the cage was knocked unconscious when the pulley fell from the roof. Indy and his father laugh as the tension is released and share a hug. (Young Indiana Jones Travels with Father - TVM; M)

[Mid

Henry Jones Sr.’s trip to Greece concluded his world lecture tour. Miss Seymour says her farewells, especially to Indy as the two have grown quite close, and heads back to England. After their experience the Jones family moves back to Princeton, New Jersey. Indy attends school as his father resumes his position at Princeton University.

Summer:

As a family trip Henry Sr., Anna and Indy travel to New Orleans, Louisiana. Indy sees King Oliver and other jazz musicians play at Preservation Hall, Pitman’s and Liberty Hall. Indy finds that he enjoys jazz music very much. (YIJC - TV)]

1912

April:

Indy’s former tutor Miss Seymour has inherited a large sum of money from her recently deceased distant cousin Roger and invited Indy and his parents to come see her new home in Oxford, England. Indy’s parents are too busy, but they send Indy on a transatlantic ocean liner to visit her. While there, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the author of one of Indy’s favorite literary heroes Sherlock Holmes, replies to a fan letter Indy had written him by inviting Indy to tea at Claridge’s Hotel in London. Indy talks Miss Seymour into letting him go alone. On the way, Indy witnesses a bomb explode in a mailbox. Witnesses think it was planted by suffragettes, but a policeman tells Indy it was the work of the Irish. Indy arrives at Claridge’s and is welcomed by Conan Doyle. Over tea, Conan Doyle tells Indy the importance of observation in order to be a good detective. Conan Doyle takes Indy to see Madame Baclava, a psychic. She tells Conan Doyle that she sees years of success for him, but that someone very close to him will die in a terrible war. Conan Doyle believes that she must mean that he will eventually have to kill Sherlock Holmes in his war with crime, however, years later Conan Doyle will come to realize that it was his son she saw dying in World War I. In Indy’s future she sees a big ship, a sea voyage, terrible danger and a gigantic catastrophe. As Indy leaves Conan Doyle, he tells him that he’s sailing back to America, but there’s no way the fortune will come true as he’s on the safest ship in the world, the Titanic. On the way to the ship, Indy begins to notice how much Miss Seymour has changed due to her new wealth. Among her flashy attire is the Shalimar Diamond, a large and valuable jewel which her brother had brought back from India. On the Titanic, Miss Seymour meets a man named Colonel Osmond Gilbert who begins spending all of his time flattering her. Indy begins to suspect that Gilbert may be more interested in Miss Seymour’s diamond than in her. At dinner, Indy meets Roger Sampson, an Inspector at Scotland Yard, who tells Indy he is going to America to lecture the New York police. Indy also meets Professor Khan of Calcutta University who tells Miss Seymour that the Shalimar Diamond was originally stolen from his people in India. Later that night Indy begins touring the ship and stumbles across an Irish woman hiding in a rescue boat. She introduces herself as Molly Kincaid and tells him that she had to run away from London to escape an abusive employer. Indy agrees to meet her the next day to help smuggle her into the third class section. While helping Molly the next day, Indy overhears two men talking in German about how they will have to row far enough away from the ship or else they’ll be sucked under when the Titanic goes down. The two men leave and Indy distracts a purser while Molly sneaks down to third class. Indy then goes to see Sampson and tells him about the possible saboteurs. Indy tells him he wants to help and Sampson gives Indy the assignment of spying on Otto Dietrich, a famous German opera singer. Indy follows Dietrich the next day, but is seen and caught. Indy tells Dietrich that he is a big fan of his. Dietrich buys the story and gives Indy a private concert much to Indy’s dismay. Indy reports back to Sampson to tell him that Dietrich seems clean; however, Sampson wants him to continue to spy on him. Later, while trailing Dietrich, Indy meets up with Molly again. She tells Indy that she has been shoving pamphlets supporting the suffragette movement under the doors of the first class passengers. The next day at breakfast Miss Seymour is speaking out against the suffragettes, which surprises Indy since she has always been in favor of them. Indy realizes how much influence Gilbert has had on her. Indy is even more surprised when Miss Seymour announces that she and Gilbert will be married by the ship’s captain the following day. One of the pursers suddenly bursts in and tells Indy that Molly needs him to come to her cabin before it’s too late, however, when Indy arrives he finds that Molly has been captured by the Germans and now he too is a prisoner. Indy learns that the Germans plan on sinking the Titanic in order to cause a devastating blow to the Atlantic shipping trade. Inspector Rogers arrives and Indy learns that he, too, is a German saboteur. Right before the Germans can execute Indy and Molly, a loud noise is heard and water begins pouring in on them. Indy and Molly manage to escape in the confusion as the Germans are left to a watery grave. When they reach the deck, Indy and Molly learn that the ship has struck an iceberg and will sink within a few hours. Indy races to Miss Seymour’s cabin and finds her being threatened at knife point by Professor Khan. Khan wants to return the Shalimar Diamond to India. Miss Seymour promises to give him the diamond, but Gilbert, dressed as a woman in order to get on a lifeboat, arrives and knocks-out Khan. Gilbert admits that he was after Miss Seymour’s money the whole time, but since she invested all her money in the White Star Line at his prompting, she has lost it all with the sinking of their flagship. Miss Seymour tackles Gilbert and Indy knocks him out with a blow to the head with a vase. Miss Seymour vows to give the diamond away; she’s had her fill of being wealthy and wants her life to return to normal. As Miss Seymour and Molly get into a lifeboat, many of the passengers spot the lights from a nearby ship. Indy realizes the ship must have been in league with the German saboteurs. At the last minute, Indy refuses to get into the lifeboat saying that only women and children should be allowed to escape on them. Molly knocks him out in order to get him aboard and Indy awakens in time to see the Titanic go under. (Young Indiana Jones and the Titanic Adventure - YAB)

[(Young Indiana Jones and the Radioactive Ampoule - EB)]

May:

Tragedy strikes the Jones family when Anna Jones contracts Scarlet Fever and dies.

June:

Indy and his father return to the United States while his father lectures in Boston. He travels a bit with Helen (it is her first time in America) along the New England coast and engages in a treasure hunt after hearing tales of Captain Kidd’s exploits. (Young Indiana Jones and the Pirates’ Loot - YAB)

Summer:

The Jones family move to Utah.

September:

Henry Jones Sr. sends Henry Jones Jr. to boarding school.

Autumn:

On a Boy Scout trip in Utah, Indy acquires his famous fedora, some initial experience with a bullwhip (which gives him his scar below his lower lip) and a lifelong fear of snakes. Indy also discovers that many treasures do not end up in museums, but rather in the hands of private treasure hunters when the Cross of Coronado is taken from some Indian ruins. Young Indy takes the cross from the treasure hunters, but it ultimately goes back into the hands of a private collector when the sheriff intervenes and supports the collector. (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - M; B; MCB)

Henry Jones Sr. continues to find information concerning the Holy Grail. He records everything in his Grail Diary. (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - M; B; MCB)

While on a Navajo Indian reservation Indy talks to a wise village elder. The elder takes Indy out into the wilderness and shows him an eagle that was soaring in the sky above them. The Native American shaman assigned the eagle to Indy as his personal animal guardian and symbol.

1913

Indy meets a Native American man who claims to be Billy the Kid. With his help, Indy helps stop a pair of bank robbers. (Young Indiana Jones and the Lost Gold of Durango - YAB)

Spring:

Henry Jones Sr. is in Georgetown lecturing on medieval literature at the university. Indy, however, travels to the Carolinas where he follows the trail of a Civil War slave in the Underground Railroad. (Young Indiana Jones and the Plantation Treasure - YAB)

[Young Indiana Jones and the Bermuda Triangle - EB)]

Summer:

In one of his first meetings with Marcus Brody, Indy helps him in his hunt for archaeological artifacts in Egypt. Together, they discover a valuable ring that may be from the not-yet-officially-discovered tomb of King Tutankhamen. They also cross swords with German spies and narrowly escape the last major outbreak of the bubonic plague. (Young Indiana Jones and the Tomb of Terror - YAB)

The summer ends with a brief jaunt to Russia and a meeting with the hereditary Georgian princess, Tamar. Afterwards he rejoins his father in Armenia (his father is on a side trip studying the Crusades). (Young Indiana Jones and the Princess of Peril - YAB)

October:

Indy attends a boarding school in England while his father lectures at Cambridge University. This does nothing to slow down Indy’s adventures, however. Between a corrupt mine owner, a ring that may have belonged to the court of King Arthur and the mystique of Samhaim (All Hollow’s Eve), Indy has little trouble filling in the time between classes. (Young Indiana Jones and the Ghostly Riders - YAB)

[(Young Indiana Jones and the Ring of Power - YAB)]

December:

Indy and a boarding school pal, Herman Mueller, aid Herman’s father on a research trip to Stonehenge. They soon discover that someone is trying to sabotage the dig as they are confronted by a magic-wielding German spy. Indy and Herman barely escape injury with some questionable help from the ancient stones themselves and the power of the rising sun focused through the saboteur’s magic crown. (Young Indiana Jones and the Circle of Death - YAB)

1914

January:

Henry Jones Sr. allows Indy to travel to London for one last vacation before returning to school. While there, Indy discovers (through a bit of misfortune) that an ancient Greek bowl is a forgery. Indy and his father then travel to Greece in search of the stolen artifact. (Young Indiana Jones and the Journey to the Underworld - YAB)

Spring:

Indy discovers the power of an Italian curse placed upon a cross made from the sword hilt of a Norman warrior. He helps an old friend Lizzie Ravenall (who was involved in his Underground Railroad adventure) locate the cross while on break in New York City. (Young Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Ruby Cross - YAB)

May:

Indy’s school in Utah burns down, ending the year early. Making sure that Indy doesn’t lose out in his studies, his father sends him off with a graduate assistant to southern France. The goal of their trip is to find a letter from King Louis IX, sent before the king’s second crusade. Instead they find a jewel-encrusted crown swiped from Louis IX by gypsies. (Young Indiana Jones and the Gypsy Revenge - YAB)

June:

Immediately after his escapade in France, Indy is dragged to Istanbul as his father pursues the Holy Grail. Luckily, also joining him is Herman Mueller and together they investigate the trail of a knife believed to be linked to the Biblical account of Cain and Abel. Indy and Herman, wander a little too far when they end up in the Cappadocia region of Turkey. Their adventure is cut somewhat short when Indy’s father hears of the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand (which eventually leads to the start of World War I) and leaves Turkey. (Young Indiana Jones and the Secret City - YAB)

After the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, political turmoil breaks out all over Europe. World War I begins.

Summer:

The Jones family move back to Princeton, New Jersey.

Indy spends the remainder of his summer break working as a coal shoveler on a train.

October:

Far from the problems in Europe, the Joneses travel to China in search of more Grail clues. However, in Honolulu, one of their stopovers on the way, the war catches up. Indy’s adventure in Honolulu puts him against a very active volcano and a German agent intent on killing a British professor. (Young Indiana Jones and the Mountain of Fire - YAB)

Once they finally leave Honolulu, they still encounter troubles as their steamer is intercepted by a Japanese naval vessel. Indy discovers soon after that someone has smuggled a golden Chinese dragon statuette in his luggage, which he hides from the Japanese inspectors. Once they reach the mainland, the statuette becomes the object of a desperate hunt by Chinese, Japanese and German factions. (Young Indiana Jones and the Face of the Dragon - YAB)

[(Young Indiana Jones and the Mask of the Madman - YAB)]

December:

Indy and his father travel to India where he meets and befriends Prince Kasim. The royal guards tell Indy and Kasim not to touch the ancient tiger’s-eye amulet, but Kasim refuses to listen and begins wearing it around his neck. When a tiger is seen stalking the area, Indy notices that Kasim has mysteriously disappeared. He begins to wonder if his friend could have changed into the dreaded legendary beast - the were-tiger. Indy sets out to find the answer and save his friend from the curse of the amulet. (Young Indiana Jones and the Eye of the Tiger - YAB)

1915

Belgian sailor Remy Baudoin decides he hates the sea, and jumps ship in Mexico. After his Mexican girlfriend is killed by the federals, Remy joins Pancho Villa and fights in the Mexican Revolution. (Spring Break Adventure - TVM; M)

Summer:

Indy spends another summer break working as a coal shoveler on a train. During this time Indy becomes an “expert” on trains.

1916

February:

Indy, a junior in high school in Princeton, NJ, is looking forward to taking Nancy Stratemeyer to the prom in her father’s car - a beautiful Bugati. Of course, his rival Butch doesn’t believe him, so it has become a matter of pride. He’s crushed when Nancy comes to the soda fountain where he works after school and tells him that the car is broken. Her father has to take it to New York to get it fixed and it wouldn’t be ready until after the prom. Indy goes to see Nancy’s father, Edward Stratemeyer (who will later become the author of the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew books). He is able to talk Mr. Stratemeyer into letting him take the car to a local garage. There, Indy is told that the generator would have to be rebuilt and the only place to get that done is in New York. That night, Indy’s father has dinner guests. One of them is a Dr. Thompson, a researcher at Edison Laboratories. He’s working on a battery that will run a car. Such an invention could put the oil companies out of business. Later in the evening, Indy asks him if he could fix the Bugati’s generator. He says that he could and invites Indy to the labs in East Orange. The next day Indy and Nancy load their bikes onto a train and journey to East Orange. When they arrive at the laboratory, Indy’s eyes light up when he sees a car whipping around a test track. Thompson takes the generator into one of the labs to an assistant. While Indy is talking to the test car driver, a cry comes from the lab. Indy and Nancy rush inside to find that Thompson has been kidnapped by three men in a van. They also knocked out his assistant and stole some plans. The police arrive and the officer in charge is a Captain Frank Brady. The assistant tells Brady that the kidnappers were speaking German and he repeats the phrase that he heard. Brady translates it as “Quick, the baby’s burping,” Indy suggests that it might be “Quick, the chicken is burping,” but that makes no sense either. Brady tells Indy to butt out and that he won’t get the generator back until after the case is solved. Edison arrives and the assistant tells him that certain Naval Research files on a submarine detection system and the files on the car battery were stolen. Edison is more concerned with the stolen files than with Thompson’s well being. Edison tells Brady to contact Naval Intelligence. As Indy and Nancy walk their bikes back to the train station, Indy realizes that the German phrase could also be translated to “Quick, the chicken farm.” Nancy remembers seeing a chicken farm on the train ride in. They bike to it and there, they find the kidnappers’ van covered in straw. There is also some oil stuck on the fender and a partial sticker with the letter groupings “IL,” “CH” and “RY.” In the loft of the barn they find Dr. Thompson tied up and call the police. Thompson tells them that he had to co-operate or they would have killed him. He also heard the Germans mentioning the high and low tides and believes that they are being picked up in a submarine. Nancy and Indy ride back to the train station, not noticing two sinister men parked on the side of the road. That night as Indy is having supper at Nancy’s, he discusses the kidnapping with her father. They figure that the van was probably stolen from wherever the Germans landed. The next day at school, Nancy tells Indy that she figures that the Germans landed near the oil refineries at Bayonne and she’s going out to investigate. After school, Nancy leaves for Bayonne, but Indy is held after class. As soon as he can, he follows her, finding her in the dunes along the beach. They pick a spot to hide and wait. High tide comes and goes, but no German sub shows. Instead, they spot two men with guns who turn out to be Brady and another officer. That night at supper, Indy has a stroke of inspiration. He calls Nancy and tells her that it wasn’t Germans who were after the submarine plans, but the oil companies after the battery plans. They meet and head out to the refinery. They sneak in and overhear some men discussing Edison’s battery. They also find the plans and learn that the letter groupings from the van are a part of the phrase “oIL researCH laboratoRY.” As they sneak out, the theft of the plans is discovered. They’re spotted by the two sinister men from the chicken farm who give chase. Indy hands the plans to Nancy and tells her to go to the police. Indy heads off their pursuers and is able to trick them into driving their car off a pier. The police show up and arrest the two men. Brady allows Indy and Nancy to take the plans back to Dr. Thompson themselves. The next day at Edison Labs, Indy and Nancy tell Thompson about how they deduced who had stolen the plans. Nancy grows suspicious when Thompson talks about the oil refinery since Indy never mentioned the refinery. When they confront him with this, he makes a run for it, stealing the experimental car. Indy and Nancy give chase in an old Model T. They manage to catch up with him after Indy takes a short cut across an old rickety bridge, forcing him off the road just as the police arrive. When asked why he did it, Thompson says that he wanted credit for the work he did on Edison’s various projects. When Edison receives the plans back from Indy and Nancy, he graciously rebuilds the Bugati’s generator. They arrive at the prom in style and Indy is able to show up Butch. (YIJC - “Princeton - February 1916” - TV; Race To Danger - YAB; Spring Break Adventure - M)

March:

On spring break with his cousin Frank, Indy hitchhikes to the Mexican border to have “a little fun with the senoritas.” Upon their arrival, the town is attacked by men on horseback who rob the bank and some local merchants. Indy gives chase on horseback, but is captured. He is taken to an old Mexican fort and is about to be shot with two other prisoners when the leader of the raiders, Francisco “Pancho,” Villa arrives and sets them free. It turns out that the bandits were some of Villa’s men who were acting without orders. It is among Villa’s men that Indy meets Remy Baudoin, a Belgian national. The bandit’s men are being forced south due to General Pershing’s advance. A few days later, Villa is negotiating with an unsavory man by the name of Claw for some rifles and explosives. After Claw, leaves, Villa’s aide Julio Cardenas asks him where they will get the money. Villa says that they will get it from Ciudad Guerrero, a fort where the Federals have just shipped 50,000 pesos in gold. Claw overhears this plan as he leaves. Outside, Indy is helping with the unloading of weapons from Claw’s wagon. He overhears Claw use an Arabic word and asks him if he ever spent time in Egypt, but Claw ignores him. That night, Indy talks to some of the rebels about why they joined Villa’s bans. Villa himself sums it up best when he says that they are fighting for the right to peacefully raise a family and have a decent life. This persuades Indy to join the revolution. The next day, Indy is part of a detail that is to pick up weapons at Claw’s. While there he confirms his suspicions that Claw and Dimitrios are the same person. Later, in a cantina Remy is helping Indy compose a letter to his father when in walks a U.S. Army lieutenant. It is George Patton, who proceeds to get into a gunfight with Cardenas, who is killed. Patton reports back to General John J. Pershing on the movements of Villa’s men. This confirms what Claw has just finished telling Pershing. Days later the rebels head out with a train to attack Ciudad Guerrero. The attack goes according to plan until Pershing stages a counterattack which forces the rebels to retreat. That night as the rebels hide from Pershing’s men, Villa decides to attack William Randolph Hurst’s Mexican hacienda. This, he hopes, will put Mexican President Cardenza in a bad position with U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. They take the hacienda easily as there is no one there. As Indy watches the looting, he begins to feel that he really doesn’t belong with the Mexican revolution. That evening, Indy translates for the rebels the silent movies that are being shown in the basement. A newsreel is shown depicting the carnage being wrecked across Europe during the Great War. Remy is visibly upset by this. That evening, Remy, tells Indy that he is leaving for Europe in the morning. He feels that if he is to die, he’d rather die fighting for his own homeland. Indy persuades Remy to let him join him. Remy agrees and reminds Indy that they leave at dawn. Indy rides out to Dimitrios’ ranch to steal back the jackal’s head. He finds it in a locked cupboard, but is discovered by Dimitrios. A fight ensues during which the house is set on fire. Indy escapes with the jackal’s head but a trapped Dimitrios is killed when the fire reaches the ammunition and gunpowder stored in the basement. With the jackal’s head safe, Indy catches up with Remy and they head to Vera Cruz to catch passage on a ship to Europe and the Great War. (YIJC - “Young Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Jackal” (“Mexico - March 1916” section) - TV; DHCB; Spring Break Adventure - M)

April:

On their way to London to enlist in the Belgian army, Indy and Remy arrive in Queenstown. They get a ride to Dublin, where they plan on getting jobs so they can pay for the ferry. They manage to get employment in a pub, waiting on tables and washing dishes. One afternoon, Indy is out to buy food for himself and Remy when he passes a restaurant window and sees two pretty girls inside. He goes in and joins them. They introduce themselves as Maggie and Nuala. They are also joined by Maggie’s brother Sean Lamass. Through their conversation, the girls get the impression that Indy is a millionaire and he does nothing to dispel that idea. Sean talks to Indy about his time with Poncho Villa. As they leave the restaurant, Indy asks about some men who are marching down the street. Maggie explains that they are the Irish Volunteers, a group that wishes to overthrow British rule. She says that Sean is a member. Indy and Maggie make plans to meet at the theater the next day. When Indy gets back to the room where he and Remy are staying, Remy is upset that he spent their money on tea and cakes for the girls. The next day, Indy meets Maggie at the music hall. Inside, they are joined by Sean and Nuala. Indy enjoys the show, especially a tenor who sings “When Irish Eyes are Smilin’.” Afterwards, he excuses himself and goes off to work. While working, he hums “Irish Eyes” to himself. He receives some scorn from one of the patrons, a writer by the name of Sean O’Casey. O’Casey is disgusted with the stereotypical portrayal of the Irish that have made them the laughingstock of the world. He promises to show Indy some real theater by taking him to the Abbey the next day. There, they see some of the rehearsals for a new play by William Butler Yates. O’Casey explains to Indy that the play is symbolic of how Ireland was taken over by the British. After rehearsal, Yates meets with O’Casey about a play he has submitted to the theater for production. Yates says that the work has good characterization, but is too political for the national theater. He calls it an honorable failure. On the way home, O’Casey is upset with Yates’ critique. He wants to write plays about real life, not the kind of work Yates is currently producing. Later, Indy meets Maggie and Nuala for a walk along the beach. That evening at work, he runs into Sean and O’Casey who are arguing about the fate of a free Ireland. O’Casey wants a socialist Ireland, not one that would be run by the Catholics. The next day, Indy and Remy meet Maggie and Nuala. Remy takes Nuala off so Indy can be alone with Maggie for a while. At work, Indy and O’Casey talk about theater. O’Casey loves the theater because being performed live, anything can happen. At its greatest moments, theater becomes life and life becomes theater. Sean arrives and O’Casey tells him that he’s quit the Irish Volunteers. Sean tells Indy that he’s been invited to go swimming with Maggie. At the pool, Sean and Indy discuss Indy’s reasons for fighting in the war. Sean says that Ireland must be free, that home rule while swearing allegiance to the King of England is not enough. Sean gets upset and leaves, taking Maggie with him. The next day, Sean and O’Casey are having an argument out on a sidewalk. O’Casey doesn’t want to hear anymore about the Irish Volunteers from Sean. Sean starts to walk off as Indy happens by. He warns Indy not to see Maggie anymore, but Indy pays him no heed. The next day, Indy, Maggie and Nuala spend some time together. They’re spotted by Sean who doesn’t say anything. At the end of the afternoon, Indy tells Maggie that he’s not a millionaire. She gets upset and tells him that she never wants to see him again. Walking home from work, Indy meets up with Sean. Sean pulls him into a warehouse to fight as a crowd begins to gather. Indy tries to explain to Sean that he told Maggie the truth, but gets a knuckle sandwich. Indy fights back and soon the whole crowd is swinging fists at each other. In the midst of the donnybrook, Indy and Sean call a truce. The days pass until Easter Monday arrives. Indy and Remy finally have enough money for their ferry tickets and plan on leaving the next day. While they are walking home with Nuala, they see a demonstration at the post office. Members of the Irish Volunteers have taken overt the building and have issued a statement calling for a free Irish Republic. They head back to the pub where O’Casey tells him the Volunteers don’t expect to gain anything. They are looking to become martyrs for their cause. Out on the streets, Maggie is trying to persuade Sean not to join his compatriots in the post office, but he doesn’t listen. As the Volunteers take over a couple of nearby buildings, the British Army begins to move in, setting up barricades. The Volunteers raise the Irish flag over the post office. As fighting breaks out, Maggie arrives at the pub. She says that they have to go to the post office; they see cannons being set up by the British. They have no choice but to head back to the pub and wait. The fighting continues through the week. Maggie is convinced that Sean is dead. Word arrives that the Volunteers have surrendered. Indy, Maggie and O’Casey rush to the post office and see Sean being led away by British soldiers. Maggie cries out to him, but he ignores her. Later, British soldiers are executing members of the uprising at a nearby prison. Indy takes Maggie there to see Sean. They are taken to his cell. Indy tells him that most of the leaders of the uprising have already been shot. Maggie tells him that the people are starting to consider them heroes. Sean feels that it was worth it then. He also wishes Indy good luck in Europe. The next day Indy and Remy are ready to board the ferry to London. O’Casey arrives to wish them luck. He tells them to take a good look around. Ireland is changing and it won’t look the same if they ever come back. (YIJC - “Ireland - April 1916” - TV; Love’s Sweet Song - M)

While Indy heads to Europe, the family dog, Indiana, dies.

May:

Indy and Remy finally arrive in London to enlist in the Belgian army. Indy, fearful of being sent back to the U.S., uses the false name of Henri Defense. Later that evening, Remy meets a war widow who invites him out for coffee, leaving Indy alone. He decides to visit his old tutor Miss Seymour. On the bus to Paddington Station, he meets Vicky Prentiss, a suffragette who is a fare taker. He is impressed when she remains unfazed after a Zeppelin attack. Indy decides that he wants to see her again and goes to a suffragette meeting. There, he is impressed with a speech given by Sylvia Pankhurst and even defends her against the jeers of some men. After the meeting, Indy and Vicky go out for tea. While talking, the two discover that they both traveled extensively as children (Vicky’s father was a diplomat) and they impress each other with their extensive knowledge of foreign languages. At the end of their evening, Indy invites Vicky to join him on his trip to Oxford and she accepts. Once at Oxford, they head for Miss Seymour’s home. There, she tells Indy that his father is very worried about him and makes him write a letter home. While Indy is busy writing, Miss Seymour and Vicky get into a heated discussion about the methods used by the suffragette movement. Despite this, Miss Seymour likes and admires Vicky and invites the couple along to a dinner party. At the party, Vicky manages to get into another argument on the issue of women’s suffrage, this time with Winston Churchill. The two spend an enjoyable few days in Oxford, biking, punting and growing closer. They then go to visit Vicky’s parents who live close by. Vicky’s mother, a suffragette injured during a hunger strike in prison, tells Indy more about the suffragette movement. After the two spend more time together, during which they confess their love for each other, they head back to London. Once back in London, Indy learns that Remy has received their call up papers. The night before he is to leave for Europe, he and Vicky go out for dinner. Indy asks Vicky to marry him. She refuses, saying that if they were to get married she would have to give up her dream of becoming a writer. Indy argues that it wouldn’t have to be like that, but she persists. Angry and heartbroken, Indy leaves. The next day, Miss Seymour comes down to the station to see Indy off. Remy arrives with the news that he got married that morning. As the train pulls out, Indy spots Vicky in the crowd, but is unable to get to speak to her. Indy catches her eye as the train pulls out of the station and he and Remy head off to fight in the “War to End All Wars.” (YIJC - “London - May 1916” - TV; Love’s Sweet Song - M)

[June:

Indy and Remy go through basic training in LaHavre and meet French filmmaker Jean Renoir. When their tough drill sergeant is murdered, Remy is the prime suspect and Indy must defend him. Indy also finds time to play around with a soprano sax. (YIJC - TV)]

September:

Indy and Remy see their first action as they fight in the Belgian Army at Flanders. All the officers from their troop die in battle and the remaining soldiers are relocated to the Somme where they are to join with the French Army. (YIJC - “Somme - Early August 1916” - TV; Trenches of Hell - M)

August:

The Battle of the Somme, at the time, was one of the deadliest battles ever fought. Over one million soldiers (British, French and German) lost their lives. The British lost nearly 60,000 in one day, despite the fact that they outnumbered German opposition six to one. It is during this battle that the British first put the tank into use. As a corporal, Indy is the highest ranking member of his unit. The French commander is not keen on loaning the company any of his existing lieutenants so he promotes a French sergeant, Moreau, to lieutenant and places him in command of Indy’s unit. Moreau has some suspicions about one of the soldiers, a troublemaker named Jacques. Indy tells him that he suspects Jacques was the one who killed their commander. Later, Jacques tries to cause some trouble, but backs down before Moreau. Orders come down to recapture the Chateau La Maisonette, with the Belgian company leading the charge. The attack commences on schedule, but the men are soon pinned down in foxholes by machine gun fire. Indy and Moreau manage to get some grenades to some men who are closest to the gunners, who use them to knock out the machine gun nests. The charge continues. The soldiers meet the Germans in the first trench and hand-to-hand fighting begins. The Belgians are able to force the Germans to retreat. The troops work quickly to secure the trench. Moreau gets a communique that they were the only group to make it to the trench. Jacques provokes a fight with Indy which Moreau breaks up. The troops are preparing for the second stage of the offensive when the Germans attack with gas. Indy and Remy are forced to watch helplessly as a comrade who lost his gas mask in the charge dies horribly. An eerie silence descends on the battlefield. Then the Germans slowly begin their advance through the haze with a terrifying new weapon - the flamethrower. The Belgians retreat back to their own trenches, the entire offensive a failure. Later, orders come down granting the company a two day leave. They head for a nearby town where the men are able to bathe, wash their uniforms and unwind. Indy and another soldier challenge a pair of British soldiers to a game of tennis, but lose. After the game, Indy and the two British soldiers, Lt. Robert Graves and Lt. Ziegfried Sassoon, have some drinks and discuss literature. Sassoon is disgusted with the way the war has been dragging on and the way certain British businessmen have profited from it. He continues to fight though, as it is his duty. When the company gets back to the front, they are informed that a new attack is to be mounted on the chateau. The charge begins and the Belgians take the first trench easily. Indy lets Jacques know that Moreau suspects him of killing their officers. They charge the second trench but find it empty. Before the charge can continue, they are pinned down again by machine gun fire. Moreau decides to use an abandoned German tunnel to try to outflank the German gunners. Moreau, Indy and Jacques sneak into the tunnel but are attacked by a German soldier. Indy is able to sneak up on him and kill him with a bayonet. Once through the tunnels, they find that they are behind the machine gun nests, which they take out with grenades. The rest of the troops charge and take the chateau. The retreating Germans shoot and kill Moreau’s friend and second in command, Sgt, Giscard. Later, Moreau is anxious as no reinforcements have arrived. He can’t hold their position with only thirty men. Without warning, the Germans attack, killing Moreau. In the confusion, Indy sees Remy wounded, but can’t get to him. Jacques saves Indy from an attacking German and informs him that even though he didn’t kill their captain, his saving Indy doesn’t make them friends. He is then suddenly shot dead by the Germans. As German soldiers overrun the chateau, the Belgian soldiers retreat. Indy, however, is captured and taken prisoner. (YIJC - “Somme - Early August 1916” - TV; Prisoner of War - YAB; Trenches of Hell - M)

Indy is taken to a holding area for prisoners. There, he meets Emile, another soldier from his unit who has the uniforms of two dead French soldiers. They assume the officer’s identities, Indy becoming a Lt. Blanc - as officers are treated better than enlisted men in the prisoner of war camps. Indy also moves through the other prisoners looking for Remy, but is unable to find him. While the prisoners are being transferred, the Allies start an artillery barrage. Taking advantage of the confusion, Indy and Emile try to escape. Unfortunately they unwittingly seek cover in a foxhole filled with German soldiers. They are recaptured and sent to a prisoner of war camp. Upon arrival, Indy and Emile begin to walk around, checking the layout. A prisoner kicks a ball too close to a fence and is almost shot by the guards as he attempts to retrieve it. Indy validates the man’s story that it was an accident to a skeptical guard. The prisoner introduces himself to Indy and Emile as Captain Jaycees Benet and takes them to a meeting of French officers who are planning an escape. The officers have run into a problem with the tunnel they are digging - they are out of tunnel supports and places to hide the dirt. Benet suggests one concentrated effort to finish the tunnel in one night. They agree and Indy and Emile help out. Although they first miscalculate the distance to the outside, they finally complete the tunnel. As the men prepare to leave, the commandant comes into the barracks on a surprise inspection. He almost discovers the tunnel, but Benet distracts him by provoking a fight. Benet is thrown into isolation, and the commandant does not discover the tunnel. The rest of the French officers move through the tunnel. Indy and Emile bring up the rear but are spotted by the Germans as they exit the tunnel. Emile is shot and Indy is recaptured. The Germans, thinking Indy is Lt. Blanc, an officer who has previously escaped other German camps, sentences him to an inescapable prison known as Ingolstadt. Ingolstadt is an old castle located on a rocky island in the middle of the Rhein. It is a place for “incorrigible” prisoners. Upon arrival, Indy is introduced to the other prisoners who view him with suspicion, thinking he is a German spy. One prisoner, Captain Charles DeGaulle, calls Indy’s bluff. He breaks down and tells them the whole story of how he assumed Lt. Blanc’s identity. They then accept him into their ranks. The mail arrives and while everyone is scrambling for a package or letter from home, Yuri and Leonid, two Russian prisoners, are busy collecting the string from the packages. They claim it is an old Russian superstition. The next day, Indy meets Corporal Lambert, a British soldier in charge of the infirmary. Indy and DeGaulle also have a discussion about the changing art of war. As he returns to his room that night, Indy is approached by Yuri and Leonid, who want to know if he can throw a lasso just like a real American cowboy. They want his help with an escape plan of theirs. They have made a rope from all of the package string they’ve collected and will use it in their escape. Indy has his doubts, but agrees to go along anyway. The following evening, Indy joins the Russians. Their plan calls for Indy to lasso a spike on top of a building bordering the castle. They will then climb across and down the side of the wall to freedom. Indy manages to lasso the spike, but the Russians try to cross the rope at the same time, causing it to break and plunging them into the river to their deaths.

The next morning, the German commander reprimands all of the prisoners. He brings out two body bags containing Yuri and Leonid to be displayed for all to see. Indy and DeGaulle hatch a plan to escape in the two Russians’ coffins. They enlist Lambert and his two orderlies into the plot. As per regular procedure, the orderlies will take the coffins to a graveyard on the shore to be buried. However, they will only put an inch of dirt on top of the coffins so Indy and DeGaulle can dig out easily. The German guards are superstitious so they won’t enter the cemetery and find out what is going on. All goes according to plan until the orderlies reach the shore. They are informed of a change in procedure; the bodies are to be cremated not buried. The orderlies have no choice but to load the coffins on the truck and head back to the island. Indy and DeGaulle escape from the truck before it reaches the crematorium, and set off across the countryside. By dawn, they make it to a small village, where they steal two bicycles. They are then spotted by a German patrol. They split up as two motorcycled Germans give chase. DeGaulle is recaptured, but Indy loses his pursuer by dodging in front of a moving train. He is able to continue to the German boarder and freedom. (YIJC - “Germany - Mid-August 1916” - TV; Prisoner of War - YAB; Trenches of Hell - M)

Indy’s luck doesn’t hold out for long. After escaping, he joins what he thinks is a German road-mending group. It instead turns out to be a work force of British POWs that are being taken to Berlin. Indy is caught during a roll-call, but quick thinking saves him again. He tells the camp leaders that he is a double agent for the Germans and is sent ahead to Berlin. Once there, Indy is able to contact the American Embassy. (YIJC - TV)

September

Broadened by his experiences on the front, Indy decides to stay in Europe, despite being given the opportunity to return home. He joins with the French as a courier for the High Command, French Second Army stationed near Verdun. Remy is assigned to an infantry unit. There is some dissension among the French generals. The commander of the Second Army, General Robert Nivelle and General Charles Mangin are in favor of ordering a frontal assault to reclaim Fort Douaumont, which the Germans have captured. Their superior, General Henri Phillipe Petain is against the idea. The troops are undersupplied and outnumbered. He is overruled by French Commander-in-Chief General Joseph Jasques Joffre, who is under pressure from both politicians and the public for a quick resolution to the war. Indy is dispatched to the front with orders for the attack to be delivered to Colonel Barc. However, due to downed communications lines, the charge doesn’t begin until after the French artillery fire ceases. The troops charge, but without the benefit of covering fire they are slaughtered by the Germans and their machine guns. No ground was gained and the French lost six hundred soldiers. Indy returns to the command late at night with the news from the front. The report reaches the generals who are dining in rather elegant surroundings. Nivelle is furious with the results. Meanwhile, Indy and the other couriers try to figure out the reasons the war is being fought in the first place, but without a satisfactory answer. Indy is just disgusted with the whole affair. The next day Indy receives word that Remy has been wounded and goes to visit him at a nearby hospital. Remy confides in Indy that he is afraid of going back to the front, but Indy manages to convince him that if he refuses to go he’ll be shot by a firing squad. Later, Indy is en-route to the front with a message when he is attacked by a German bi-plane. Indy is blown off his motorbike by a bomb and the plane leaves him for dead. When Indy returns to headquarters, all the couriers are asked as to who speaks German. Indy replies that he does. He is promptly assigned on a mission to spy on the Germans. That evening, Indy crawls across no man’s land and takes up a position listening outside a German command bunker. There he overhears that the Germans have two Big Berthas, large howitzers, on the way. Before he can learn anymore, he is discovered and barely manages to escape. Indy gives his report to Barc who then takes him to General Nivelle. Nivelle doesn’t believe Indy and orders an attack readied. Petain argues with Nivelle, saying that they should try to confirm Indy’s report. Nivelle ignores him. The next morning, Indy sees troops heading out towards the front with Remy among them. The two friends talk, knowing that it might be the last time they ever see each other. Petain orders an aerial reconnaissance which confirms Indy’s report. He tries to persuade Nivelle to call off the attack, but Nivelle says that he is under orders from Joffre. Petain takes it upon himself to send written orders to the front calling off the attack. When Joffre finds out, he is furious. He calls Colonel Barc at the front to reinstate the attack. Barc says that he can’t until he has a written countermanding order. Joffre quickly writes one out and gives it to Indy to deliver. Joffre explains to Petain the pressure he is under. Petain finds it all repugnant. On the way to the front, Indy, already bothered by the carnage he’s seen, reaches a decision. He fakes being in a motorcycle crash; the motorcycle explodes, destroying the attack orders. No one ever found out what he did and a few hundred soldiers lived another day. (YIJC - “Verdun - September 1916” - TV; The Mata Hari Affair - B; Field of Death - YAB; DHCB; Demons of Deception - M)

October:

On a two week leave from the front, Indy and Remy arrive in Paris looking for “adventure of the softer and sweeter kind.” Remy knows of the best brothel in town and is anxious to take Indy there. Indy, however, has to visit friends of his father’s, Professor Levi and his wife, and promises to meet Remy the next day. At the Levi’s, Indy finds that Mrs. Levi has a full week planned with plenty of things for Indy to do. Unfortunately, they all sound frightfully dull and he makes an excuse to get out of them. However, he can’t get out of going with them that night to a reception for the Under-Secretary to the Minister of War. While there, a gorgeous woman enters the room, catching everyone’s eye. He is told that she is the infamous Mata Hari, an exotic dancer. There is a debate among some of the society members present as to whether her act is scandalous or not. Indy does manage to get to be introduced to her. Later, he follows her into a separate room where they talk. He lies and says that he’s seen her dance. She asks him to dinner for in the evening. He goes to her hotel and finds that there is a note waiting for him. She has been delayed and would he wait in her room for her. As he goes upstairs, he is watched by a suspicious looking man in the lobby. The next morning, the watcher is still there when she comes back to find him asleep on the couch. She wakes him up and they call room service for breakfast. Things get cozier and they make love. Afterwards, she tells him that he seems to be untouched by the horrors of war and that he should go to Africa where it is safer. That afternoon, they go for a walk, unaware that they are being followed. She tells him to try and forget the war while he is on leave. He tells her that he loves her. They see some artists and Mata Hari tells Indy that she’s always wanted to create something that will get people to talk. Perhaps that is why she dances. Indy wants to spend the evening with her, but she has a dinner party to go to. They make plans to meet afterwards. Later, Indy meets Remy at a cafe. He is there with two prostitutes. Indy apologizes for being late, saying that he’s having a hard time getting away. They figure out that he’s in love. That evening, Indy goes to Mata Hari’s hotel room to wait for her. He finds some pictures of her with other men and a beautiful engraved silver jewelry box that was a gift from a wealthy count. When she finally returns at dawn, Indy is upset and asks who she was with all night. She thinks that he’s being unreasonable as they’ve only known each other forty-eight hours. She calms him down and they make love. Later, she tells him that she has to move out of her country house as it has become too expensive to maintain. She needs to go out and supervise the workmen putting her things in storage and asks Indy to accompany her. As they sort through some things, Indy finds some of her old costumes and admits he never saw her dance. She changes and performs a highly erotic dance for him that ends with them in bed. Afterwards, she has to run some errands and leaves Indy in charge of the movers. They make plans to meet that evening. The movers give Indy a ride back to the hotel, but he just misses her. He finds an address on her dressing table and goes there to find her having dinner with another man. As they leave, he follows them, unaware that he is also being followed. They go down to a rather shady area of Paris, where Mata Hari takes her gentleman into an apartment building. He climbs up the side of the building to a window and peers in. When he sees them kiss, Indy loses his footing and falls into a pile of garbage below. Indy gets up and spots his shadower and attacks him. The other man’s partner comes out and they place Indy under arrest. At police headquarters, Indy is in big trouble. They question him about his false name and age on his enlistment papers. They think he might be a spy. They also ask him about his time with Mata Hari. He tells them that he hasn’t talked about the war. He tries to ask them what it is all about, but they won’t say. They tell him to stay away from her and that his leave is canceled. He has twenty-four hours to report back to his unit. He goes to her hotel room, angry, and tells her what has happened. She is unconcerned whether they think she is a spy or not since she has friends in high places that will help her. Indy tells her that he feels like he has been used and they argue. Mata Hari tells Indy that he’s too young to really know what is going on in their relationship. He tells her that he has to go back to the front in the morning. She softens, feeling genuinely sad and asks him to stay the night. Later, he gets up, dresses and leaves to return to his unit before she wakes up. (YIJC - “Paris - October 1916” - TV; The Mata Hari Affair - B; Demons of Deception - M)

November:

Indy and Remy, sick of the war in Europe, request and receive a transfer to Africa. Upon their arrival, they receive promotions to lieutenant. They are assigned to a unit stationed at Lake Victoria in Nairobi. However, they board the wrong train and end up in Moshi. They get directions for the right train, but still manage to board another wrong train. The second train breaks down and the engineer sets off to bring back a repair crew. Unfortunately, this will take about a week. Consulting a map, Indy finds another line running parallel to them ten miles east. He and Remy head out. While admiring the beautiful sunset, Remy realizes that they have been heading in the wrong direction. As they try to make their way back to the train, they find an allied camp staffed entirely by old soldiers. Indy and Remy ask to see the commanding officer who turns out to be none other than Captain Fredrick Selous, whom Indy had met when he was in British East Africa when he was ten years old. Selous was hunting with Roosevelt. Indy explains to him the situation and Selous promises to take him to his commanders, General Jan Christian Smuts and Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen, and explain the situation. He takes Indy and Remy to a section of the front lines that is under heavy bombardment. Meinertzhagen figures that the Germans have a battleship cannon mounted on a railway flatcar. Before he realizes what has happened, Indy finds himself “volunteered” by Selous to be part of a group called the 25th Royal Fusiliers that is to find the train and destroy it. The other members of the group include Bernie Salt, naval expert, Big Mac, demolitions expert, Mr. Golo, an expert native tracker, Zoltan, a mechanic and Donald Parks, strategist. Selous is in command. Remy is furious when Indy tells him, and is convinced that they will both be shot as deserters. The group set out on horseback. That evening, they make camp. Selous admits to Indy that they don’t have much of a plan, and that they will just improvise. The Germans begin shelling and Selous times the shells’ flights, estimating a location for the rail line. That morning, Indy accidentally gets the explosives wet. Big Mac is furious, but says everything should be all right even though he’s not sure about the detonator caps. They set out and soon find a German camp set up along some rail lines. Waiting until dark, they walk right into the camp, posing as drunken soldiers. They split up and Indy is sent off to steal toilet paper. He also steals a car with Bernie. They meet the others outside of camp. They had procured a railway handcart. Indy and Bernie are given the handcart and the rest will take the car to the other end of the rail line. Starting at opposite ends, they’ll push towards the center and find the gun. Indy and Bernie catch up to the gun train early the next morning. It fires once and then starts down the line. They race after it. Meanwhile, up the track, the others spot the train coming and hide. Indy and Bernie try to catch up to the train, but lose site of it when it disappears behind a hill. Eventually they come into sight of the others, but the train did not pass them. It has seemingly disappeared! While the others try to decide what to do next, Indy examines the toilet paper they stole, which is actually old documents being recycled due to the scarcity of paper. One of the documents is an order for forty miles of telegraph cable. They find the cable buried along side of the track and follow it. It leads to a dead end at the side of a cliff face. Further examination of the cliff face reveals that it is artificial, hiding the entrance to a cavern. They sneak in and find the train. Big Mac immediately begins supervision of the laying of the explosives. They have to hurry when some Germans begin to approach the train to prepare for another mission. They quickly set the timers and get to cover. Unfortunately, nothing happens due to faulty wiring in the timers. They have to go back and reset them. Selous manages to jump the shovel man, knocking him unconscious. Indy is to replace him in the engine’s cab and try to delay the train’s departure. Despite his best efforts, the train begins to pull out of the cavern with the rest of the group hanging onto the side. Big Mac and Zoltan go back and reset the timers. Indy throws the two engineers out of the cab so the others can get in. Soldiers further back on the train spot the engineers’ “departures” and try to storm the engine. A fire fight ensues. They manage to separate the car with the soldiers from the front half of the train and make off with the gun. Indy suggests breaking through the German lines and taking the gun right back to the Allied lines. Unfortunately, the German have telegraphed ahead. They manage to blow up a section of track and send soldiers down to meet the train. The group stops the train and manages to escape under the cover of steam. From a couple of hundred yards away, they witness the German troops arriving and disarming the explosives. Selous takes out a sharpshooter’s rifle, intending to shoot and detonate the dynamite. Indy is skeptical of him making the shot, however, Selous manages to do it. The train explodes and they head back to Allied lines. Remy is glad to see Indy for he is anxious about rejoining their unit. Meanwhile, General Smuts is telling the others about the chance to capture General Paul Von Letow-Vorbeck, a German officer who has been a thorn in the Allies’ side. Indy arrives and asks the General for a letter to his commanding officer explaining the circumstances of their tardiness. Selous convinces Indy to take an alternate route to Lake Victoria and that they’ll accompany him on the trip. They neglect to tell Indy that the new route will bring them close to where the reports saw Von Letow-Vorbeck is. Since they’ll be passing through German territory, they disguise themselves as Boer settlers. Remy is not happy with the plan, especially since he’s the one who has to wear the dress. On the first day out, they spot and overtake a German courier. It is a woman by the name of Margaret. Selous knows her and her mother, who is one of the finest aviators in Africa. They take her prisoner and make camp that night. Indy takes Margaret something to eat and tries to engage her in conversation. She tells Indy that they’ll never catch “him,” but he doesn’t know what she is talking about. He asks Selous about it, but he feigns ignorance. The next day they encounter a German patrol. They hide Bernie and Margaret in a secret compartment, however, their disguises don’t fool the Germans and they are taken prisoner. The wagon is searched, but Bernie and Margaret are not found. At the German camp, they are brought before Von Letow-Vorbeck who recognizes Selous. They exchange some polite compliments before Von Letow-Vorbeck orders them to be shot in the morning. Until then they are placed in a prison cell. Later that night, Bernie emerges from the hidden compartment and makes his way to where the group is being held. Knocking out the guard, he frees them. They sabotage the Germans’ motor pool and reconnaissance plane so they can’t be followed. They take one car for their own escape. Selous decides that they should try to kidnap Von Letow-Vorbeck. They sneak into his tent and take him easily. Meanwhile, Margaret has kicked her way out of the compartment and sounded an alarm. The group splits up, leaving Indy and Remy with Von Letow-Vorbeck. They take cover in a large basket which turns out to be a balloon gondola. As the German soldiers get closer, Indy launches the balloon. It floats to where the others are waiting with the car, but Indy can’t get it to land. With the German soldiers closing in, the others have no choice but to make their escape. Indy gets the balloon high enough to make their own escape. The next day, Von Letow-Vorbeck is becoming increasingly disgusted with Indy and Remy’s ineptitude. He checks his compass and tells them that they are heading for German territory and that he’ll be glad to accept their surrender. They take the compass to check for themselves and find that they are actually heading towards the north which is Allied territory. Just then, some pursuing German troops come into range and begin to open fire, puncturing the balloon. Despite Indy’s frantic attempts at patching and Remy throwing over the ballast, they lose altitude and the balloon starts skimming the ground. Indy has to fight off the few soldiers daring enough to try to board the balloon. It seems hopeless when the balloon suddenly gets swept into an updraft and floats out over a cliff, stranding their pursuers. As Indy finishes patching the balloon, Margaret shows up in the repaired reconnaissance plane. Remy pulls out a heavy machine gun and manages to hit the plane, disabling it. As she comes around for one last pass, Indy tries his hand at the machine gun. Unfortunately, it walks up on him and he winds up shooting the balloon to ribbons. The craft makes a soft crash landing. They must now proceed on foot. As they walk, Von Letow-Vorbeck tells how he has managed to run circles around the Germans for the last two years. He explains that the soldier has two imperatives - one is to follow orders and the other is to stay alive. The next day, they encounter some tribesmen who look threatening. They try to run for it, but are followed. Indy gives Von Letow-Vorbeck a gun as a gesture of trust. The tribesmen have the three surrounded, when Margaret appears and buzzes them in the repaired reconnaissance plane. The tribesmen flee in terror. She lands and Von Letow-Vorbeck tries to escape to the plane. Indy pulls a gun on him and Margaret pulls her gun on Indy. Remy is pointing his rifle at Margaret. They are trapped in a standoff and German soldiers can be seen coming in the distance. Following Von Letow-Vorbeck’s logic, Indy concludes that since he has no specific orders concerning Von Letow-Vorbeck his first responsibility is to stay alive. He lets Von Letow-Vorbeck go. In return, he gives Indy and Remy his compass and promises to call off the soldiers. Two days later, Indy and Remy are still making their way back to Allied territory when they find Selous and the rest of the group. Selous offers them a ride. They just might have to make a stop or two along the way. (Young Indiana Jones and the Phantom Train of Doom - TV; M)

December:

Indy and Remy finally make it to their Belgian unit near Lake Tanganyika. They are assigned to a company of native Askaris under the command of Major Boucher. During an attack, Indy sees an opening in the German defenses as a machine gun jams, and rallies the men to charge, even though Major Boucher has ordered a retreat. During the charge, Indy goes down, seemingly shot. After a moment he gets back up and continues the charge. He single-handedly captures a machine gun nest and turns it on the Germans. A rout ensues. It turns out that the bullet that hit Indy was actually deflected off of the locket he received from Princess Sophie when he was a child. This earns the respect of the natives who now view Indy as one with powerful ju-ju, or magic. Boucher, however, is furious with Indy, but since his actions helped defeat the Germans in the area, he is given a promotion to captain. Major Boucher receives orders that he is to lead his company on an expedition across the Congo to get much-needed weapons and supplies from Cape Lopez, a trip of over two thousand miles. Indy is not thrilled at the prospect of the trip or of spending so much time with Boucher. However, their commanding officer, Colonel Mathieu, feels that they’ll temper each one’s personality. The company sets out, but the way is hard. They travel across desert and jungle, occasionally losing men to accident or disease. Along the way, they come across an apparently deserted village. Upon investigation, they discover that everyone has died from smallpox with the exception of one small child. Boucher orders the child left behind in order to avoid infecting the company. Indy disagrees but is overruled. Indy’s sergeant, Barthelemy, complains, but Indy has his orders. The company presses on. Some men start to fall sick from Yellow Fever. Boucher orders these men left behind with limited rations and orders to make it back to the base. Again Indy clashes with Boucher, but backs down. When the company stops and sets up camp for the night, Indy discovers that Barthelemy has snuck the Ubangi child along. As much as he hates to, Indy tells Boucher. Again, Boucher orders the child to be left behind. The next morning when the company forms up, Barthelemy has the child with him. He refuses to leave him behind even when ordered by Boucher. The rest of the company stands with Barthelemy. Faced with such insubordination, Boucher begins to rant and act irrational, and pulls his gun on Sgt. Barthelemy. Indy then pulls his gun on Boucher. Major Boucher threatens Indy with court marshal charges, but, nevertheless, they continue on with the child. By Christmas Eve, most of the men still alive have fallen sick. Indy begins to wonder if they’ll ever reach Cape Lopez. (YIJC - “German East Africa - December 1916” - TV; Trek of Doom - YAB; DHCB; Oganga, the Giver and Taker of Life - M)

1917

January:

When Boucher falls ill, Indy orders a litter built over Boucher’s objections. They finally reach Franceville, the beginning of the last leg of their journey. Here, they hire a man named Sloat to take them to Cape Lopez, five hundred miles down river. Along the way, their boat is attacked by a group of deserters. Barthelemy is wounded, but the boat is saved from running aground when the Ubangi child takes the rudder and steers it to safety. Further down the river they pass a hospital, but Sloat says that it is run by a German. Boucher orders them to continue. More men die. Finally Cape Lopez comes into view, but Boucher dies before they can dock. Before he died, Boucher called Indy over and said something about charges. Thinking that he meant the court marshal charges, Indy paid him no attention. But Boucher was really trying to put Indy in command. His last order to Indy is to wire the boat with explosive charges for the return trip and blow it up if the Germans try to capture it. Indy is now in command of the operation, and before he died, Boucher told Indy the lack of faith he had in his ability to lead. Once they landed in Cape Lopez, the fort doctors examine the Ubangi boy and give him a clean bill of health. Barthelemy isn’t so lucky, he dies from his wounds. Indy gives the boy to the missionary nuns to raise and tells them his name is Barthelemy. (YIJC - “German East Africa - December 1916” - TV; Trek of Doom - YAB; DHCB; Oganga, the Giver and Taker of Life - M)

In the city of Port Gentil at Cape Lopez, Indy is told by the commander that he can’t spare any men to help Indy with the return journey. Indy vows to make the return trip with the small band that is left. Remy thinks Indy is crazy for trying. They fight, but Remy capitulates. They load the weapons and supplies onto Sloat’s boat. Sloat is not happy with Indy rigging the ship with explosives. They start backup the river, but the diseases that plagued them on the trip down continue to decimate the company. Soon, as all the crew is on the verge of death, the boat is boarded by a black man speaking German. A fevered Indy panics and tries to set off the explosives, but he is knocked unconscious. Her reawakens briefly to find himself being carried off the boat, but loses consciousness again. Indy reawakens to a German doctor who gives him some medicine and tells him he is not a prisoner. That night, Indy sneaks out to try to escape. The doctor comes out to the boat and tries to convince Indy to come back to the hospital ward, but he refuses. Later a woman comes out to see Indy. She introduces herself as Mrs. Schweitzer and the doctor is her husband, Albert Schweitzer. She has brought Indy some tea and tells him that he was unconscious for five days. The next morning, Indy awakens on the boat, untouched. Schweitzer arrives to inform him that only five of his company have survived. Remy has lost two toes due to chiggers. Indy apologizes to his friend saying that they never should have attempted the trip back. That evening, Indy dines with the Schweitzers. They discuss the reasons for the doctor’s missionary work. Schweitzer tells Indy that he is in Africa because he is needed here, to save as much life as possible. Schweitzer starts to play the piano and asks Indy if he plays. Indy tells him that he took some lessons when he was a kid, but he is not very good. A few days later, messengers arrive from a tribe upriver asking for help. Their chief’s son is ill. Indy takes Schweitzer and his assistant up river on the boat and Schweitzer is able to save the chief’s son. The tribesmen call Albert Schweitzer “Oganga.” When Indy asks what that name means, Schweitzer tells him that the closest translation is, “The Giver and Taker of Life.” He explains that the tribesmen have no knowledge of anesthetics. They think when the patient goes under, his life is taken away, and when the patient awakens and recovers, his life is given back to him. Later, around a campfire, the chief asks about the war in Europe. Schweitzer has to put the idea of the devastating loss of life into terms that the chief would understand and tells him that more than ten men have been killed. This causes concern with the chief, for he can not comprehend more the ten men dying in a war. When Indy and Schweitzer arrive back at the hospital, they find French soldiers rounding everyone up. They are under orders to expel all Germans from French territory. Indy tries to reason with the captain of the soldiers, but to no avail. Indy is also told that the guns are no longer needed. The entire trip, including the loss of life, was for nothing. As the boat with the Schweitzers slowly heads down the river towards Port Gentil at Cape Lopez, the sick natives return to their tribes in the jungle. Back at Port Gentil, Indy argues with the fort’s commander, but again it accomplishes nothing. Indy is ordered to take the weapons back to Europe on the next available steamer. Indy and Remy go to see the Schweitzers off. Albert leaves Indy with some words of wisdom. Albert tells Indy about how he will never forget his “floating arsenal,” and how that boat, with its promise of death, was used to save a life. (YIJC - “Congo - January 1917” - TV; DHCB; Oganga, the Giver and Taker of Life - M)

February:

Indy and Remy leave the war in Africa and return to France to join the Belgium Intelligence Division. After all of the horrors he’s seen in the trenches, Indy wants to do whatever he can to put a stop to the war. Indy and Remy attend courses on spy tactics and Indy comes to realize that the Belgium intelligence unit is badly organized and ineffectual in comparison to the French and British intelligence services. (Young Indiana Jones and the Attack of the Hawkmen - TVM; M)

March:

Indy decides that if he and Remy are going to make a difference in the war at all, they are going to need to be transferred to the French intelligence service. Indy forges papers ordering him and Remy to be transferred to French Intelligence and Remy delivers them. The two are called into the French secret service headquarters and are told that their service records in the Belgium army are outstanding as are the forged papers requesting their transfer. Just as the two begin thinking that they are going to end up in jail, they are told that the intelligence service can use men like them. The two are asked if they can cook and Remy says that he can. They are also asked if they have any experience with airplanes. Indy says he does even though he hates flying for fear of ending up with housekeeping duty. Remy is assigned to be an intelligence contact at a cafe in Brussels and the main contact with the Belgian Underground. And Indy is ordered back to the Western Front to do photographic reconnaissance for the 124th Squadron, a group of volunteer American pilots fighting for the French army, until a new assignment comes in. Remy sees Indy off as he prepares to leave for his own assignment in Belgium. Indy arrives at the squadron base and meets Raoul Lufbery who tells Indy that he’ll be flying with Lt. Harold Green and taking photos, not analyzing them. Indy meets the members of the 124th Squadron, one of whom is Hobie Baker, who Indy used to run errands for at the college his father taught at. Indy learns that the longest any reconnaissance photographer has last with the squadron has been eight days. The next day, Indy is about to take a photo of the squad when the French flying ace Charles Nungesser lands. Indy is told he’s the best in the squad, but after looking at the number of bandages he has on, Indy thinks he looks more like a walking accident. Later, the squad is informed that General Nivelle needs photos taken of a reported munition build up at the railroad yard in Ham which is about 40 kilometers behind the line. Indy gets his first taste of the dangers involved in flying low over enemy territory while trying to take photos. He manages to get the photos taken, but a squadron of German fighters attacks them. The plane Indy is in is hit and the Green thinks the wheels might have been shot off. He orders Indy to climb out on the wing to see if the wheels are still there and Indy barely manages to hang on as Green is forced to flip the plane around to avoid German fire. In the process, however, Indy gets a close up look at the wheels which are still there. Their plane is shot once again and they are forced to make an emergency landing in German territory. Green is shot in the arm as they run from the crashed plan and both men are captured by the Germans. Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the ace German fighter pilot who would later become known as the “Red Baron”, lands and claims the crashed plane as his trophy and Indy and Green as his prisoners since he shot them down. Green is taken to a hospital and Indy is invited to von Richthofen’s castle to be his “guest” for lunch. Back at the 124th Squadron base, the other men report in and Hobie immediately heads back to search for Indy and Green. At the Baron’s castle, Indy is told by von Richthofen’s brother how the Baron lives to hunt and how they are like knights adorned with colorful scarves and the fighter planes are their steeds. Indy asks why they don’t just paint their planes red. Von Richthofen asks Indy if he knows Nungesser who shot down his brother. He tells Indy that he feels obliged to avenge his brother and Indy watches as he writes a challenge for Nungesser to aerial combat. Later, Indy is sent to a German prison and von Richthofen orders his plane to be painted red. On the way to the prison, Indy manages to escape and commandeer a German car. Hobie spots him from his plane and manages to pick him up. The two arrive back at the base just as a German plan flies by dropping von Richthofen’s challenge to Nungesser. Nungesser is in Paris, so the rest of the squad goes to bring the challenge to him. Nungesser accepts the challenge and asks Indy to accompany him to take photos of his victory. Indy reluctantly agrees and flies with Hobie as they and Nungesser head off to the designated sight the next day. Nungesser manages to shoot von Richthofen, but Indy and Hobie are not certain if the plan went down. A full German squadron suddenly attacks them and Nungesser is shot down. Indy and Hobie return to the base and develop the film which confirms that Nungesser shot down von Richthofen. Nungesser is brought back to the base having been rescued from No Man’s Land where his plane went down. He tells them that he thinks von Richthofen managed to land. Back in Germany, Anthony Fokker, the leading German designer of fighter planes, shows von Richthofen the new fighter he has designed, the Fokker DR-1 Triplane, which is much more powerful than the Baron’s Albatross which Nungesser shot down. Back at the base, Nungesser says goodbye to Indy as he heads back to Paris, but promises to be back in time to take Indy back to Paris himself when Indy’s assignment is up. Von Richthofen sees the picture Indy took of his plane going down in the newspaper and tells his brother that next time he will shoot the cameraman down first. (Young Indiana Jones and the Attack of the Hawkmen - TVM; M)

[(Indiana Jones and the Secret of Skull Island - ST)]

April:

The United States enters into World War I

Indy manages to survive on many reconnaissance missions over the next week, but on the last day of his assignment the squad is called in by Lufbery and told about a possible new German airfield that intelligence has learned of. They believe it to be the home base of the recent night bombings that have been made by the Germans. Indy is ordered to fly with Hobie and get pictures of the airfield to determine exactly where it is. The 124th Squadron flies over the enemy lines and Indy gets the pictures taken, but von Richthofen and a squadron of German fighters attack. Richthofen shoots up Indy and Hobie’s plane and they begin to plummet towards the ground. At the last minute they manage to pull out of their fall and land the plane back at the base. Indy prepares to leave and is told by Hobie and Raoul that Wilson has declared war on Germany and America is now in the war. Raoul tells Indy that the 124th squadron will be turned over to the Americans. Indy tells them that he just hopes he never has to fly again. Just then, Nungesser shows up to take Indy back to Paris. On the way, Nungesser tells Indy that he’s been given a special assignment. Nungesser drops Indy off at the French Intelligence Headquarters. Indy reports in and is told of his next assignment: to contact Fokker and persuade him to defect to the French. He is to tell Fokker that if he accepts, another agent will arrive and make arrangements to get him out of Germany. He is told to report to room 13B for debriefing. Indy goes to 13B and is given his travel papers to Hanover and his new identity to travel under. Indy is then told to go to room 13C. He does so and is given a full compliment of spy-related items hidden in his clothing such as maps hidden in his suit, materials to make a camera hidden in his right shoe and a retractable knife hidden in his left shoe. He is also given a suitcase and a vial of invisible ink and told to go on to room 13A. In 13A, Indy is told that he should try to reach Fokker at a hotel in Hanover where he will be staying on his way to a German military base. Indy is given the letter for Fokker detailing the French government’s offer and is told he will leave for Hanover that night. Indy finds that the pilot who is flying him to Hanover is Charles Nungesser. Indy is upset to find out that he won’t actually be landing in Hanover, but instead has to parachute down. Indy lands in the middle of town and manages to hide the parachute before he can be discovered. He checks in to the hotel that Fokker is staying at, but finds out that he has arrived just as Fokker is leaving. Indy is unable to deliver the letter, so he follows Fokker onto a train heading to Ahlhorn. Fokker is traveling with German military officers Admiral Werner and General von Kramer and thus the only way Indy is able to contact Fokker is by dressing as a steward and slipping a note into Fokker’s pocket. They arrive at Ahlhorn and Indy posses as Fokker’s valet in order to accompany Fokker and the German’s heading to the military base. Meanwhile, Nungesser is waiting in Hanover for Indy and decides that if Indy doesn’t show by nightfall he will have to leave. Indy brings Fokker’s bags to his room and at last gets to speak with him. He gives Fokker the letter, but Werner and Von Kramer arrive for Fokker with aircraft designer William Forssman and a compliment of German military officers before Indy can get a reply. Indy hides as Fokker is told by Forssman that he has designed a new aircraft fighter which will be arriving later in the day. Fokker heads out with them and Indy writes a letter to French Intelligence which appears to be a request for a hotel reservation, but in invisible ink contains a warning of the new secret weapon. Indy is able to meet with Fokker again later and Fokker tells Indy that he is not interested because the money the French are offering is too little and the facilities in Germany are far better. Indy tries asks him if he cares if his work is put to the use of good or evil. Fokker tells Indy that science thrives in the times of war due to the money government’s put towards weapons development and in the end humanity as a whole benefits from the advances in technology. He tells Indy to leave, but on the way out Indy steals Fokker’s cigar box. Indy sneaks into the barracks and steals a German uniform. He turns the cigar box into a makeshift camera with the supplies he was given by French Intelligence. Baron von Richthofen arrives at the Ahlhorn base to see Forssman’s invention. Indy bluffs his way into one of the cars headed towards the airfield to see the invention. Once there Indy witnesses the arrival of Forssman’s monstrosity, a gigantic triplane with ten engines that can fly from Germany to New York in order to drop bombs. Fokker claims that if he is allowed to work on it he can make it fly twice as far. Indy takes pictures of it from the top of a hanger, but von Richthofen spots him. German soldiers rush Indy, but a shot from a soldier’s gun ignites fuel stored in the hanger. Indy escapes in the confusion and the fire ignites the hydrogen stored in the hanger for the Zeppelins. The resulting explosion takes out the entire airfield including the Forssman’s new aircraft. Indy steals a motorcycle and makes his way back to Hanover where he arrives just in time to catch Nungesser before he leaves and the two head back to Paris. (Young Indiana Jones and the Attack of the Hawkmen - TVM; M)

Late April:

While on his bike, Indy is run off the road by a car driven by two young men as he rides to French Intelligence Headquarters to learn of his next assignment. When he arrives, he learns he is there to meet the two young men who ran him off the road. They are a bit disappointed in him as Indy does not fit their idea of a spy. Indy learns that they are the Princes Xavier and Sixtus of Borbon-Parma and he has been assigned to escort them to meet with their brother, Emperor Karl I, in Vienna. The Emperor wishes to negotiate a separate peace with France and Britain. Such a move would seriously weaken Germany and help bring the war to a rapid close. At the rail station, the three are given forged papers and told that once they are in Austria to await contact from an operative named Schultz. On the train, Indy is upset with the brothers’ carefree attitude. He takes a letter from Sixtus written by their sister Empress Zita and burns it. If they had been discovered with the letter they would have definitely been shot as spies. At the Austrian boarder, they separate to pass through the checkpoint. Indy and Xavier make it through, but Sixtus is taken by the secret service. Xavier starts to panic, but Indy calms him and gets him on the train. Sixtus rejoins them as the train begins to pull away from the checkpoint. Evidently, the secret service thought he was someone else. Indy thinks they might have let him go in order to shadow the trio. Just then a large woman enters the compartment and sits down, curtailing any further conversation. Later, a conductor enters to punch tickets, but only takes Xavier’s and Sixtus’s tickets. Indy follows the conductor to another compartment and questions him. It seems that there is some mix up with their compartment assignments. Indy goes to return to the compartment, but finds it empty except for one man. The man makes what Indy interprets as a threatening move and Indy attacks him. All he was reaching for was his cigars. Indy apologizes, realizes he is in the wrong compartment and heads off to the right one. Outside of Vienna, the three get off the train and await contact from Schultz. The large woman approaches them and identifies herself as Schultz. She gives them new identity papers, that of Austrian soldiers on leave, and a car. She instructs them to drive to an address in Vienna and to introduce themselves as “friends of Frederick.” They arrive at the address to find police carrying out bodies. An officer tells them that they have just smashed a spy ring. As they begin to drive away, a mysterious man gets into their car and instructs them to drive. All this is watched by a menacing-looking Prussian. The man introduces himself as Mr. Max and a friend of Frederick. He takes them to a cafe where he hands them over to two men. Indy is distrustful of the whole set up. Max leaves them, but is followed. The three are taken by car to a hunting lodge out in the country. There, in the basement, they finally meet Emperor Karl. Count Czernin, the foreign minister is summoned. Xavier and Sixtus tell them that France and Britain want peace, but with three concessions: (1) Austria must support certain French land claims, (2) Austria must recognize Belgian sovereignty, and (3) Austria must grant Serbia sovereignty. Czernin has some misgivings. He feels that the Kaiser would label their actions as treasonous. They have to balance the consequences of breaking their alliance with Germany with the war continuing. Karl also doesn’t want to be known as the last Emperor of Austria. The Count says he will draft an acceptance letter. The letter the Count writes is vague. He says that they have to be able to have a fall back position in case the Kaiser finds out. Despite his misgivings about it, Karl signs it. The next day as the trio prepares to leave, Karl slips Indy another letter. Karl agrees to the demands and is suing for peace. Back in Vienna, they arrive at Mr. Max’s house but find him dead. They are ambushed by the Prussian’s men and escape into the sewer after a chase across the rooftops and alleyways. They manage to get to the train, but are going to have a problem getting across the boarder with no new identity papers and still dressed as Austrian soldiers. At the last stop before the Austrian-Swiss boarder, the train is searched by the Prussian’s men. The three hide in a women’s bathroom to avoid detection. Afterward, Indy is able to trick two of the secret service men into a trap as the train continues. The two men are jumped by Sixtus and Xavier and they take their clothes. Indy instructs them to get through the checkpoint and return the letter to France. The brothers get through the checkpoint just as the secret service men revive and sound an alarm. Indy is trying to sneak across the boarder on top of the train and manages to make it into Swiss territory where he immediately claims to be an Austrian deserter seeking asylum. He smiles at the Prussian man as he is taken away to safety. (YIJC - “Austria - March 1917” - TV; The Secret Peace - YAB; DHCB; Adventures in the Secret Service - M)

May:

Indy is stationed in Barcelona, Spain. There he meets his colleagues in a cafe. They are Marcello, an Italian, Saul, a Frenchman and Cunningham from Great Britain. The three tell Indy that their ongoing assignment is to try to influence neutral Spain into the war on the side of the Allies. Their German opposites are being led by a Colonel Schmidt, who is Germany’s cultural attache to Spain. They also inform Indy to get a job somewhere in the city, for cover. As he wanders the city in search of employment, Indy sees a poster advertising the El Ballet Ruso and that an old acquaintance, Pablo Picasso, is doing the set decorations. He goes to the theater and is reunited with Picasso, who first mistakes Indy for Norman Rockwell. Picasso introduces Indy to Mr. Diaguilev, the head of the ballet who, after making Indy remove his pants so he can see Indy’s legs, offers Indy a job. Unfortunately, it is as a dancer in the ballet, playing a eunuch in a production of Scherazade. Indy returns to their headquarters, located under a barber shop, and tells the other three of his attempts at finding a job. They tell him that he should keep the position at the ballet. Schmidt has fallen in love with the chief ballerina. They’re convinced that there is no better cover for him. The next day, Indy meets the chief ballerina, Nadia. Schmidt also arrives to court Nadia, but winds up exchanging cross words with Picasso before she can separate the two. That evening, Indy and Cunningham are at the harbor observing boat movements. Cunningham stresses to Indy the importance of keeping track of the movements of German submarines, even though it seems to Indy that he’s turned it into a hobby similar to train spotting. Cunningham also congratulates Indy on his work so far, but is disappointed that Schmidt isn’t in love with a duchess or other royalty. That would really cause a scandal. Indy suggests that they create the illusion that Schmidt is having an affair with a Contessa. In other words, they set him up. The next day during practice, Indy sneaks into Nadia’s dressing room to steal one of Schmidt’s love letters. He is almost caught by Nadia’s costumer, but she is nearly deaf and doesn’t hear him. Nadia does catch him in her dressing room, but he manages to sweet talk his way out of trouble and land a date for lunch as well. He also manages to steal one of Schmidt’s letters right out from under Nadia’s nose. Back at headquarters, Marcello forges a copy of the letter, but addresses it to the Contessa of Toledo. The plan calls for them to make the Count think that Schmidt is infatuated with the Contessa, starting the scandal they need. The next day Indy picks up Nadia for lunch. She spots him sneaking the letter back to where he got it, but doesn’t say anything until they have eaten. Indy says he read the letter because he is jealous of the count. Nadia appears to be touched and changes the subject. Later, Marcello impersonates Schmidt and stops the Contessa for directions. Appearing grateful, he kisses her hand, which does not go unnoticed by the Count’s chauffeur. Later, the chauffeur goes to pick up the Count, but is stopped by a diversion set by Saul and Cunningham. Indy sneaks into the car to plant the forged letter, but winds up getting trapped inside. He is able to escape without being discovered. The Count discovers the letter and is infuriated. That evening before the ballet’s performance, Nadia discovers that her letter was traced. She writes a note to Schmidt warning him and gives it to the old costume lady to deliver. Indy goes to see Nadia, but she brushes him off. He discovers that she knows about the plan and has sent a message to Schmidt. He can’t get to the other three to tell them as he is rushed onto stage as the ballet begins. Meanwhile, Marcello, Saul and Cunningham sit in one of the private balconies. They send a note to Schmidt, allegedly from the Contessa, whose acknowledgment is noticed by an irate Count. On stage, Nadia notices that the old costume lady is heading in the wrong direction. She tries to signal her, but to no avail. On stage, Indy tries to signal the other three to intercept the old woman and the note. Meanwhile, the trio sent Schmidt another note, whose response further infuriates the Count. Indy succeeds in signaling the trio in Morse code by flashing a spotlight off of a jewel on his costume’s codpiece. Being the Ballet Ruso however, Indy’s pelvic gyrations are interpreted as part of the show and he is given a standing ovation. The trio is unsuccessful at stopping the old woman, but she delivers the note to the wrong box anyway. After the ballet, an enraged Count challenges Schmidt to a duel. Nadia tries to warn Schmidt but is stopped by Indy who ties her up and puts her in a closet. Indy then tells the other three what happened and they are ecstatic. An hour or so later, Indy has changed and lets Nadia out of the closet. She tells him that Schmidt is an American double agent and that she’s his contact. Indy takes her to headquarters where they get confirmation of her story. By the time the verification arrives however, it is almost time for the duel. Marcello, Saul and Cunningham immediately hatch a number of ludicrous plans to stop the duel, but Nadia suggests telling the truth. In order to do that, they have to go to the theater to get the letter that Marcello forged. Upon searching Nadia’s dressing room for it to no avail, they race down to the basement and retrieve it before it is burned with the trash. They race to the bullfight arena and stop the duel just as the bullets are about to fly. After some quick explanations, the duel is called off. This puts the four spies back to where they started. (YIJC - “Barcelona - May 1917” - TV; Espionage Escapades - M)

June:

Contrary to popular belief, the communists didn’t topple the czar. He was overthrown by the starving masses of Russia at the beginning of the year. The provincial government, lead by Kurinski, are trying to decide on what kind of government to install, although they are leaning towards democracy. However, followers of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin are increasing and calling for a communist government. If Lenin were to come to power, he would pull Russia out of the war. Such a movement would allow Germany to commit all of its soldiers to the European front and quickly overrun the French. It is because of this that Indy has been assigned to the French embassy in Petrograd. He is to help other members of French Intelligence determine when the Bolsheviks are going to make their move. While there, he befriends several local students who are very passionate about their political beliefs. (YIJC - “Petrograd - July 1917” - TV; Adventures in the Secret Service - M)

Indy’s high school girlfriend, Nancy Stratemeyer, marries his high school rival, Butch.

Henry Jones Sr. begins to worry more and more about his son. He contacts Helen Seymour to see if he can find out any information at all about his son.

July:

Indy is buried deep in the French Embassy’s basement working at decoding and translating literature and other media propaganda, though he’d much rather be out in the field. He disagrees with his colleague Brossard’s analysis that the Bolsheviks are planning to move soon. Indy feels that the Bolsheviks are still too small to be a serious threat. One day as he is decoding communiques, Indy comes across a message which alarms him. He goes and meets two friends of his, Sergei, a deserter from the Russian army and Irena. Both of them are at a demonstration. Indy warns him not to go, but can’t say why. Sergei agrees. Later, the French Ambassador calls a meeting of the Intelligence staff. He feels that the provincial government is hanging on by its fingertips and that there could be an insurrection within the next two weeks. Given Lenin’s threats to pull Russia out of the war if he came to power, both the ambassador and the provincial government would like any information that they can get. Indy spends the rest of the day collecting leaflets and flyers from around the city. That evening, Indy meets with Sergei and some other of his friends. One of them, Boris, tells of a roundup of deserters at the embassy. Indy doesn’t ask what goes on at the Bolshevik meetings. Later, Indy heads back to the embassy where he spends the rest of the evening analyzing the leaflets he collected. The next day he meets with his friends again. One of Irena’s friends, Rosa, has a crush on Indy. She invites him to a Mozart recital that evening. However, when they get to the theater, they find that it has been canceled. Instead, they go for a walk throughout the city, ultimately winding up back at Indy’s apartment, where Sergei and the others have set up a surprise birthday party for him. As they cut the cake, there is some good natured ribbing about the nature of capitalism and communism. Afterwards, they take Indy to hear Lenin speak. At the rally, Lenin denounces the war to an enthusiastic crowd. As people leave the hall after Lenin finishes, Indy overhears two men arguing about the timing of the revolution. Making excuses, Indy leaves the group and sneaks into Bolshevik headquarters. He snoops through the print shop and finds a flyer calling for the workers to rise up, but there are no dates on it. He is almost caught by two guards, but manages to escape back to the embassy. There, he confers with Brossard who thinks that the Bolsheviks will strike when the steelworkers are ready to join them. Indy disagrees. He goes home around dawn to find Rosa waiting for him. She confesses her love for him, but while he is flattered, he tells her that he doesn’t feel the same way about her. She mentions that Sergei will be talking to some steelworkers today. Indy confronts Sergei. He knows that there are more meetings planned for the next forty-eight hours than in the last few weeks. He wants to know if the revolution is coming. Sergei understands Indy’s position, but denies that the revolution is emanate. Lenin has just left the country to rest in Finland. Sergei asks him what kind of revolution starts when its leader is out of the country. Sergei also states that the majority of the Russian people aren’t ready to embrace the revolution yet. Later in the day, the French Ambassador calls a meeting, asking for appraisals of the situation. Indy refutes Brossard’s arguments by telling them that Lenin is out of the country. A report arrives to confirm what Indy has just said. The ambassador is impressed and pleased. A few hours later, Indy and Brossard are summoned from the basement to the embassy’s crisis room. An uprising began an hour ago. As they arrive, reports are coming in from all over the city - bridges are blocked, Lenin is returning from Finland and Trotsky is addressing the crowds. Indy is assigned to man the phones, taking reports from field agents. He hears a report about Sergei inciting the steelworkers and grows angry that he was lied to. Other reports start to come in stating that Lenin has returned to help Trotsky calm the crowds. They are telling people that it is not yet time for the revolution. Other reports state that the Cossacks have sided with the provincial government and are ready to fire on any marchers. The people are listening to the Bolshevik leaders and a bloodbath is inevitable. Indy runs to Sergei to warn him against marching, but is unheeded. Disgusted, he heads home where he meets Rosa. He tells her all about what has happened and she decides to try to talk to Sergei herself. He follows her. Along the way, they see Cossack snipers along the rooftops. They reach the square, shouting a warning just as the snipers open fire. Sergei is one of the first to be shot and dies in a crying Irena’s arms. All total, four hundred people died that day. Lenin fled the country and the revolution didn’t happen until later in October. (YIJC - “Petrograd - July 1917” - TV; Revolution! - YAB; Adventures in the Secret Service - M)

August:

Afterward, Indy is pulled back from Russia. Indy meets with his espionage counterparts and is told that due to his outstanding performance in the field he has been reassigned by French Intelligence to work for Colonel Clouseau. Indy heads to Amsterdam to meet his contact and find out the details of his mission. His contact, disguised as a blind man, tells him he has to go to Prague in the heart of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, set up residence in an apartment and wait for a phone call from a double agent which will come in three days. He is told that the phone call is of momentous importance in helping to end the war. He travels to Prague disguised as a ladies underwear salesman named Amadeus Shooblegrueber. Upon arriving in Prague, Indy meets Clouseau, who is disguised as a street merchant, and gets the key to the apartment he is to receive the phone call in. Indy immediately falls asleep in the apartment and awakes the next morning to discover that the apartment’s phone was removed by the authorities. Indy is told to go to the Ministry of Telephones in order to get a phone installed. After getting sent back and forth between the different departments in the Ministry of Telephones, Indy is told that his phone needs to be reported as stolen and is given a form which needs four stamps from four different places in order to get a new phone put in the apartment. The form, after getting the first stamp on it, accidentally blows out an open window and Indy risks his life chasing after it. Finally retrieving the form, Indy heads to the police department to get one of the four stamps he needs. After arriving at the police station Indy is given a ridiculously long form which he has to fill out twice in two different languages. Indy is then brought into an interrogation room and begins to worry that the police must have somehow found out that he is a spy. The police interrogate Indy and try to get him to “confess;” however, Indy has no idea what he is supposed to be confessing to. Indy swears he is just trying to report a missing telephone. Indy ends up in court, is found guilty and is locked in jail. The next morning, Indy tells the guard that he’s been imprisoned due to an error and is given a form to fill out. After filling out the form, Indy is released along with his original form and the stamp he needs on it. Indy then goes to the Ministry of Insurance to get the next stamp he needs only to find out that he first needs to fill out form “27A.” Indy goes to four different offices trying to find it only to learn from Franz Kafka that form 27A was superseded by form 27B. Indy explodes at Kafka telling him all of the trouble he’s been through and demands to get his phone only to find out that he’s in the wrong office. Kafka decides to help Indy track down the form. They locate the filling cabinet that has the form in it, but learn that the cabinet is locked and the key has been lost. Indy and Kafka try bringing the heavy cabinet to the basement so the janitor can unlock it, and end up riding the cabinet down the winding stair case, destroying half of the building in the process. The cabinet smashes, Indy gets form 27B and his original form gets the third stamp. Indy returns to the Ministry of Telephones, gets the final stamp and is told that the phone will be installed the following morning. The phone is installed; however, the workers inform him that someone from the connections department will be along in a few weeks to connect it. Indy finally manages to get the phone hooked up by dangling outside of his third story window with seconds to spare, only to receive the call from the double agent who tells him that he has to go to Berlin and arrange to have a phone installed. (YIJC - “Prague - August 1917” - TV; Espionage Escapades - M)

September:

Indiana Jones is stationed in Cairo, Egypt as an Intelligence contact. His disguise is that of a poor man.

October:

The British forces have attacked the Turks in Gaza twice and failed. The General wants to be in Jerusalem by Christmas, and plans on doing it by taking Beersheba. Indy’s old friend, T.E. Lawrence points out that that would mean crossing the desert and there’s not a drop of water between them and Beersheba. Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen says that they could make it if the men travel light and make a lightening dash across the desert. The whole operation, however, will depend on the wells in Beersheba being full of water. They also will need to begin a major espionage campaign to make the Turks believe that they intend to continue their main attack on Gaza and put a trusted agent in Beersheba who speaks both Arabic and Turkish to keep a watch over the wells. Lawrence says he knows the man they want and he’s working for French Intelligence in Cairo. Indy’s commander tells him he’s been reassigned to the British and is to report to Meinertzhagen. Indy tells his commander that Meinertzhagen is the lunatic who almost got him killed in Africa when he was assigned to the 25th Royal Fusiliers to blow up a German train. Indy reports to Meinertzhagen and is taken bird watching with the Colonel and John “Jack” Anders who is part of the Australian Light Horse Brigade. The Turks attack them and Meinertzhagen is shot in the shoulder. The three manage to escape; however, the bag they were carrying with their orders is dropped and taken by the Turks. When the three return to the base camp, Indy learns that Meinertzhagen faked getting shot with the use of calf’s blood and meant to have the Turks steal the bag which contains fake plans of an attack on Gaza. T.E. “Ned” Lawrence arrives and Indy learns that he is the one who got Indy involved in this operation and Indy is reunited with his old friend. Colonel Ismet Bey, head of the Turkish garrison in Beersheba and Captain Schiller, head of German intelligence, argue about whether or not the documents are legitimate. Schiller believes they are real and says he will inform General von Christenstein about the planned attack on Gaza. Bey, however, doesn’t believe that they documents are real and decides to rig the wells with dynamite just in case the British plan on attacking Beersheba instead of Gaza. Back at the British base, Lawrence and Meinertzhagen explain to Indy how the 50,000 British troops, that will march across the desert over a period of two days to attack Beersheba, will only be carrying one canteen of water each, and thus if they can’t take Beersheba the same day they arrive with the wells intact and full of water they will be stranded in the middle of the desert and die. Indy’s mission is to do everything he can to protect the wells. Indy and Ned talk over dinner and Indy tells him how he and his father don’t talk much anymore. Jack arrives and introduces Indy to the rest of his troop. Later, Indy asks Jack why the Australians are not fighting in the war. Jack tells him that the British keep them in reserves most of the time because they don’t trust them. Jack tells Indy that they are the Australian Light Horse Brigade - an infantry division that ride in quickly on their horses and then proceed on foot. Indy participates in a rugby match between the Australians and the British. Later that day, Indy and Dex, one of the Australians, have a friendly horse race on the beach and Indy loses. Ned takes Indy out in the desert to ancient Beersheba. He tells him about the history of the wells and the city. The next day Ned and Meinertzhagen wake Indy and tell him that he is to travel to Beersheba disguised as a merchant and contact another agent named Kazim. He is given boots with a hidden knife in the right one and told he’ll be traveling with another agent named Maya who will be traveling in the guise of a belly dancer. Indy practices throwing his knife before he heads out, but doesn’t have any luck hitting the target. He says his goodbyes to Jack and the other Australians and leaves with Ned and Meinertzhagen. They meet up with Maya and Indy says goodbye to Ned. Maya asks Indy if they are heading to Gaza or Beersheba, but Indy tells her that is on a “need to know” basis and she’ll be briefed when the time comes. They camp for the night and Indy again practices with his knife, but he still hasn’t improved. The next day Jack tells the rest of his troop that they’ve just gotten orders to move out, but they haven’t yet been told where they are headed. Indy arrives in Beersheba and bribes his way past the troops. He meets up with Kazim and learns about the wells being wired with explosives. Kazim tells him that so far Bey has been denied reinforcements from Gaza. Indy sends a courier pigeon back to the base with a note about the wells. Kazim points out Bey and Schiller to Indy who are eating in his cantina. Maya performs a belly dance and gives Bey one of her veils. After leaving the cantina, Bey removes the note from Maya hidden in the veil and learns that she still doesn’t know where the British plan on attacking. Kazim tells Indy that tomorrow they will have to cut the wires to the wells individually. Indy meets with Maya and asks her to dance for Colonel Bey again tomorrow at exactly 1300 hours. Maya asks if this means that the attack will be on Beersheba, but Indy doesn’t confirm it. Indy and Maya spend the night together which causes Indy to arrive late for his meeting with Kazim. Kazim is caught digging up a wire at one of the wells as the British arrive at Beersheba, and is captured. Bey tries contacting General von Christenstein to send troops from Gaza, but Schiller believes the British troops are a diversion for the real attack on Gaza and stops him from making the call. Australian Commander Harry George Chauver orders the British troops to advance and the Australian Light Horse Brigade to be kept in reserve. The attack begins and Indy writes a message to the British informing them that the plan has failed and Kazim has been arrested. He tells Maya that the real attack is at Beersheba. She shoots the pigeon carrying the message so the British won’t have any warning that reinforcements will be arriving from Gaza. Turkish troops come to Maya’s aid and arrest Indy. She brings Indy to Bey and informs them about the British attack. Schiller has Kazim brought in and tells Bey that he was beaten into admitting that the attack on Beersheba is a diversion and that they knew Maya was a double agent who they used to feed the false information to. Indy tries to stop Kazim from telling them that the real attack is on Gaza, but is unsuccessful. Indy breaks free and stabs Kazim in the chest with his knife. Indy is locked up and Kazim’s body is removed. Schiller tells Bey that there will be no reinforcements. Chauver orders the Australian Light Horse Brigade to charge Beersheba instead of the British Cavalry in order to surprise the Turks. Kazim, far from dead, manages to slip away and manages to free Indy. They begin cutting the wires to the explosives as the Australians advance fast enough to ride in under the Turkish guns. Bey examines the knife Indy used to “kill” Kazim and finds out that it is a trick knife. Indy and Kazim manage to cut the wires around all of the wells except for one. Bey orders the wells to be blown up and the final well that Indy and Kazim were working on explodes. Indy tells Kazim that they need to stop them from rewiring the other six wells. Dex is shot dead as the Australians keep advancing. The Australians reach the garrison and begin fighting the Turks. Indy and Kazim go to the tower where the main switch board controlling the explosives is. Bey flees the garrison as Schiller holds off Indy and Kazim with a machine gun. Jack arrives on his horse and knocks the gun from Schiller’s hands. Schiller runs into the tower and orders the explosives to be blown. Indy arrives just in time to shoot the Turk before he pulls the switch. Schiller jumps Indy and the two fight. Indy manages to shoot Schiller seconds before he can blow the explosives. The Light Horse Brigade manages to take the garrison. Indy tells Jack that it looks like they will be able to be in Jerusalem by Christmas to which Jack replies that he can’t think of a better place he’d rather be at that time. The troops are finally able to relax and take a well deserved drink. (YIJC - “Palestine - October 1917” - TV; Daredevils of the Desert - M)

December:

The British take Jerusalem, more or less ending World War I in the Middle East