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Indiana Jones' Adolescent years

1915 - 1920


February 1916:
We next see Indy in one of his first jobs (a soda jerk in Princeton, New Jersey). However, even far from any of the traditional adventure sites, Indy still manages to find trouble. This time it isn't over an ancient artifact, but rather over the plans for a new battery for electric cars and a conspiracy to protect oil company profits.
(Chapter 6: Spring Break Adventure - tv-series)
March 1916:
The fire-eyed Jackal (lost in May 1908) is finally found during an adventure in which Indy works for (actually, gets captured by) Pancho Villa. A short while later, Indy hears from T.E. Lawrence again and is convinced to return to Europe to join in World War 1.
(Chapter 6: Spring Break Adventure - tv-series)
April 1916:
Indy and new friend, Remy, head to London from Mexico. Unfortunately, during a stopover in Dublin, they run out of funds and are forced to get jobs in a local pub. While there, the Easter Rebellion occurs, during which religious beliefs differ from his own.
(Chapter 7: Love's Sweet Song - tv-series)
While Indy heads to Europe, the family dog (Indiana) dies.
May 1916:
The duo (Indy and Remy) finally arrive in London and end up joining the Belgian Army. Before departing for war, Indy gets caught up in a romance with a suffragette named Vicky. They attend a suffragette meeting together and even go a dinner party at which Winston Churchill is a guest. Indiana eventually proposes to Vicky, but she declines and he heads to Europe.
(Chapter 7: Love's Sweet Song - tv-series)
August 1916:
The Battle of the Somme, at the time, was the 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.   Indy takes part in this battle within a French-led Belgian unit.   He has some initial problems at first having to work with others, which results in mistrust and tension with a fellow soldier. Others in the unit also experience similar tensions, but they pull together during an attack on the Germans. Indy's life is even saved by the officer he mistrusted.  Soon after their attack, the Germans launch a counterattack. No reinforcements arrive to save the Belgian unit and Indy is taken prisoner. 
He makes several escape attempts but is caught each time and eventually gets sent to a maximum security prison. There, he meets Charles DeGaulle (a future French general), who is impressed with Indy's courage. Together, they plan another escape, utilizing the coffins of dead prisoners. DeGaulle is ultimately captured, but Indy finally escapes.
But 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.
(Chapter 8: The Trenches of Hell - tv-series)
September 1916:
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 in the trenches and is able to learn about the politics behind war. Indy hears from Lawrence again and attempts to halt a battle by delaying a message.
(Chapter 9: Demons of Deception - tv-series)
October 1916:
Indy gets a break from his courier duties and heads to Paris on leave.  He and Remy plan to look for girls and Indy is immediately successful.  He meets Mata Hari at a party and begins an affair with her. However, the affair is short-lived when he learns that she is seeing several other men as well, most notably the French Minister of War. He soon discovers that in addition to being unfaithful, she is a spy. She denies his charges, but eventually Indy washes his hands of her and returns to his unit.
(Chapter 9: Demons of Deception - tv-series)
November 1916:
Once there, Indy requests and receives a transfer to Africa. Remy joins him, but the two get lost in transit. They come across a troop of very unorthodox and elderly men. Despite their age, they teach Indy a lesson or two about the capabilities of the elderly as the "25th Royal Fusiliers" complete a mission to capture a store of German guns.
Realizing that their brief vacation with the old guard could be considered being AWOL, Indy and Remy begin to worry about joining their unit.  The leader of the Fusiliers, Fred Selous, aids them by taking them behind German Lines. Several of the others also join in, disguising themselves as Boers and traveling across the country in covered wagons.  They are captured by the Germans, but even more of the cunning of the aged unit shows as Indy discovers that this was actually part of their plan: they were hoping to be taken to German General Von Lettow-Vorbeck.  Indy, Remy and the general are then thrust into a series of misadventures that begins with them being cast adrift in an observation balloon.
(Chapter 10: Phantom Train of Doom - tv-series)
December 1916:
Indy finally makes it to his Belgian unit near Lake Tanganyika. Unfortunately, as he leads his troops across the Belgian Congo, many of the men (including Indy himself) become extremely sick.
(Chapter 11: Oganga, The Giver and Taker of Life - tv-series)


January 1917:
Indy reaches a jungle hospital run by Albert Schweitzer. The troops are cured of their illness and Indy and Schweitzer discuss philosophy and the ethics of civilization. Seeing Schweitzer working alone to cure the ills of the locals inspires Indiana and he vows to do whatever he can to help end the war.
(Chapter 11: Oganga, The Giver and Taker of Life - tv-series)
February/March/April 1917:
Working with the French Secret Service, Indy joins the legendary Lafayette Escadrille flying unit and embarks on dangerous airborne reconnaissance missions behind enemy lines. A run-in with German Ace Manfred von Richthofen leads to a death-defying dogfight that leaves Indy grounded and hot-in-pursuit of German aircraft designer Anthony Fokker. Undercover in hostile enemy territory, Indy discovers that the Germans possess a remarkable secret weapon that could change the course of the war and he resolves to bring news of it back to the Allies... if he doesn’t destroy it first.
(Chapter 12: Attack of the Hawkmen - tv-series)
Late April 1917:
Switzerland and Austria are the sites of Indiana's next escapade.  Disguised as a spy and traveling with royalty, Indy meets with the Austrian Emperor to discuss the matter of separate peace between Austria and the Allies.
(Chapter 13: Adventures in the Secret Service - tv-series)
May 1917:
Having graduated from courier duty to military intelligence, Indy visits Barcelona. While there, he adopts the cover of a member of the Ballet Rousse. His mission is to encourage the Spanish to turn against the Germans.
(Chapter 14: Espionage Escapades - tv-series)
July 1917:
Intelligence sends Indy to the French Embassy in Russia. He befriends several local students who are very passionate about their political beliefs. He tries to gain information about the Bolshevik uprising and is caught up in the riots during a failed attempt to overthrow the provisional government. He learns that friendship and trust only go so far during a revolution.
(Chapter 13: Adventures in the Secret Service - tv-series)
August 1917:
After the revolution, Indy is pulled back from Russia and sent on assignment to Prague. He encounters all kinds of bureaucratic nightmares in trying to set up residence so that he can receive information from a double agent.
(Chapter 14: Espionage Escapades - tv-series)
October 1917:
Indy is ordered to aid the British against the Turks in freeing Jerusalem.  False documents are planted and a sting operation is set up, with Indy being sent to Beersheba with another agent to obtain defense information. The Turks become convinced that the Gaza is the objective rather than Beersheba, and in their absence the Australian Light Horse Brigade makes the mission a success.
(Chapter 15: Daredevils of the Desert - tv-series)


January 1918:
After an Austrian POW camp is attacked, Indy is sent to Romania to find a separatist general believed to be responsible. His group discovers a castle and locates the missing soldiers along with several others of various nationalities. While trying to leave, they meet the master of the castle, and Indy experiences another brush with the supernatural -- the master is revealed to be a vampire (Vlad the Impaler), which frees the soldiers from Vlad's influence and allows them to finally rest in peace.
(Chapter 17: Masks of Evil - tv-series)
June 1918:
Indy is now a spy in Italy, infiltrating enemy lines and trying to persuade Czech conscripts in the Austrian army to desert. He is in love with an Italian girl, and while courting her, discovers that he has competition. He gets involved in a contest of one-upmanship with his rival, only to learn that the girl is engaged to yet another man. On the way back from dinner, Indy is caught in a shelling attack and spends some time in the hospital thinking over the merits of love versus friendship.
(Chapter 16: Tales of Innocence - tv-series)
September 1918:
While in Istanbul, Indy falls in love with an American schoolteacher he meet at an orphanage school. Indy hides his identity as a spy from Molly (the schoolteacher). When she discovers the truth, she is infuriated and leaves. She returns later when she realizes that she still loves him despite his deception. Unfortunately, she is mistakenly shot by a double agent when she returns to Indy's apartment. Indy kills the agent, but Molly dies in his arms.
(Chapter 17: Masks of Evil - tv-series)
November 1918:
The war in Europe ends but a new adventure begins for Indy when a mysterious man's dying words, "The eye of the peacock!" send him and Remy on a thrilling treasure hunt for one of Alexander the Great's most treasured possessions. Pursued by a dangerous one-eyed man, Indy follows the trail of the diamond from London to Alexandria to the South Seas where he has a run-in with a murderous band of Chinese pirates.  The shipboard battle that ensues is a spectacular display of swords, guns and flying fists. Marooned by the pirates on a remote desert island, Indy is captured by savage headhunters, but before they can turn him into a shrunken head and cannibal stew, he is rescued by anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski and makes a life-altering decision.
(Chapter 18: Treasure of the Peacock's Eye - tv-series)


May 1919:
Indy returns to France to be a translator at the Paris Peace Conference. He gets a chance to meet with T.E. Lawrence again and hear Prince Faisal give a speech regarding a Vietnamese waiter (Ho Chi Minh) gain an audience at the conference to make a presentation on behalf of his country.
(Chapter 19: The Winds of Change - tv-series)


With the horrors of war behind him, Indy returns to the USA to continue his studies, this time at the University of Chicago.
April 1920:
However, he finds that he is more interested in jazz than his schoolwork. For a short while, he takes up the soprano saxophone, learns the roots of jazz and a few lessons about racial problems.
(Chapter 20: Mystery of the Blues - tv-series)
May 1920:
"Big Jim" Colosimo (Indy's boss) is killed in his own restaurant and Indy, his roommate (a young Elliot Ness) and Ernest Hemingway work together to solve the case. They discover a connection to Johnny Torrio (Colosimo's nephew), Al Capone and organized crime, but are stonewalled when they are confronted by the unbelievable corruption in City Hall.
(Chapter 20: Mystery of the Blues - tv-series)
June/July 1920:
Indy leaves Chicago for a brief while during summer break. He goes to New York and gets a job backstage at a musical comedy. He meets George Gershwin and travels in bohemian and social circles in New York.
(Chapter 21: Scandal of the 1920's - tv-series)
August 1920:
While working for a Hollywood movie studio, Indy finds that he is no match for the wily megalomaniac director Erich von Stroheim when the two lock horns over the ever increasing budget of Stroheim's film "Foolish Wives." Though battered by the film industry, Indy decides to give it one more chance and goes on a location shoot with legendary director John Ford. Ford and his cronies, including aging gunman Wyatt Earp, help him to see the magic of movies and movie making, and when an actor is accidentally killed, Indy pitches in to save the film.
(Chapter 22: Hollywood Follies - tv-series)
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