Final preparations before Memorial Day ceremonies at the Suresnes cemetery in 1919. The Hillside at Suresnes cemetery is filled with spectators and an honor guard cordon of French soldiers in uniform, surrounds the cemetery proper. Large American flag flies at half mast. Several women and a child walk on path. People surround a covered monument in center of the cemetery. Rows of crosses mark graves of the fallen. French tricolor flag flying high in the background. Crosses decorated with small American and French flags. A monument at center of cemetery is covered with flowers and flags. An American army officer walks up to the monument and appears to be inspecting everything.
Group of United States military officers. Colonel Edward Mandell House, American diplomat and politician, sharing information. Georges Benjamin Clemenceau, Prime minister of France and Ferninand Foch,Marshal of France leaving the 10 Downing street in Paris. View of Hotel Elysees Palace and Hotel Crillon. Arrival and departure of guests at hotel Crillon. Admiral William S. Benson,Chief of U.S. Naval Operations and Henry white, a prominent U.S. diplomat leaving hotel Crillon.
American troops waving their hats, hands and a flag in celebration of the Armistice ending hostilities. American troops escort smiling prisoners.Crowds celebrate in a public square. American soldiers celebrate while riding on an army truck through crowds. Soldiers kiss some girls. Crowds celebrate in New York City. A coffin for War is inscribed with statements saying: "Died November 11, 1918" and "Remember the Lustania" and "Gimbel Brothers". Celebrating people ride on the roofs of cars. One carries a chained effigy of German Kaiser that men hit with clubs. General Pershing, accompanied by officials, salutes the crowd and enters an open car that proceeds in a motorcade during "ticker tape" parade in New York City. General Pershing, on horseback, leads troops in victory parade. President Woodrow Wilson is seen aboard the ship SS George Washington during his December 1919 voyage to France to participate in the Paris Peace Conference leading to the Treaty of Versailles. "Vive Wilson" is spelled out in light bulbs on sign above Paris street during parade in Paris honoring Woodrow Wilson. Parisians celebrate with parade through the Arc de Triomphe on 16 December, 1918.
Events during the Paris Peace Conference. Secretary of United States Navy, Josephus Daniels and Chief of the U.S. Naval Staff,Admiral William S. Benson arriving at Quai d' Orsay. Other delegates including Prime Minister of Greece Eleftherios Venizelos, President of The Republic of China,Dr. Vi Kyuin Wellington Koo can also be seen arriving.
Events during the Paris Peace Conference. Royalty ride in a procession is seen passing through the Arc de Triomphe. Crowd of people gathered to see the procession at the Champs -Elysees Avenue. Delegates arriving in horse carts.
View from hillside at Suresnes cemetery, near Paris, France, on Memorial Day, 1919. French troops in uniform are massed around an American flag flying at the top of a tall flag pole.