Professor Indiana Jones teaches two young boys to appreciate the history of art while visiting a museum be recalling his youth. He tells them how his father, Henry Jones Sr, was invited to give lectures all over the world in 1908, and, taking his wife and son along, invites his former tutor Helen Seymour to teach young Henry Jr. during the trip. On their first stop in Cairo, Egypt Junior, who prefers to be called 'Indy' and Miss Seymour were invited to join an archaeological dig by another former student of hers,T.E. Lawrence (who prefers to be called 'Ned'). There a ...
While having a meeting with his financier, Dr. Indiana Jones is reminded of the great love of his life, Vicky Prentiss. He met her in London in 1916 when she was working as a bus conductor and he was trying to pick up another woman (a war widow to be precise). Indy and Remy had just arrived to enlist in the Belgian army and were waiting to be send to La Havre for training.
Professor Indiana Jones visits the Metropolitan Foundation for Educational Quality where the Annual Celebrity tennis shoe auction and dinner is being held. He begins to entertain the snobby people at his table by recounting a safari to British East Africa in 1909. There, Indy became determined to find the fabled Fringe-Eared Oryx for former US President Teddy Roosevelt. He befriended Meto, a Massai boy around the same age as himself at the time. Despite their language barrier, they find out where to find the last remaining Oryx.
Old Indiana Jones lectures a so-called 'Pirate of Wallstreet' sitting next to him on a plane about the horrors of the first world war. The man reminds old Indy of the generals who casually send hundreds of young men off to slaughter in the trenches with each battle. Indy himself had managed to get a position as a courier, while his friend Remy had ended up in hospital, only to be ordered back to the front as soon as his wounds have healed. On a reconnaissance mission, Indy learned the Germans were bringing in two Big Bertha's, enormous howitzers to be used at Verdun.
In a the waiting room of a hospital, Professor Indiana Jones recounts a harrowing time he had in Africa, December 1916. Indy was promoted to Captain and then ordered to cross the jungle with Remy and Captain Boucher to pick up a shipment of weaponry. Along the way his Ubangan Sgt, Barthelemy picked up the sole surviving child from a disease ridden village despite Boucher's orders against it.
Being treated for a bee-sting to his toe, old man Indy recounts the time he spent in Albert Schweitzer's jungle hospital in Africa during the Great War. Schweitzer and his orderlies had picked up Indy and companions near death while attempting to bring a shipment of guns across the Congo. At first resistant to being treated by a German, Indy soon began to realize that Schweitzer was not interested in war, only attempting to cure people against all odds.