The 369th Infantry, 93rd Division negro troops of the New York National guard, arrives at Hoboken, New York end of World War I
Hoboken New Jersey USA Date:1919, February 12 Duration:3 min 56 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Army negro troops returning home following service in Europe at the conclusion of World War 1. The 369th Infantry, 93rd Division negro troops of the New York National guard (also known as the 15th New York National Guard Regiment or Old Fifteenth; also the nickname Harlem Hellfighters), arrives at Hoboken aboard the Swedish-American ocean liner 'Stockholm'. View of their commander, Colonel William Hayward, talking to a soldier on the ship deck. Negro soldiers of the famous jazz band led by James Reese Europe play on the aft promenade deck of a smaller transport ship shuttling troops from the Stockholm to the disembarkation pier. View of Hoboken skyline buildings as they disembark at pier 97, North River, at the foot of West 57th Street and walk in line formation. A board reads 'Welcome Home'.
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