U.S. President Woodrow Wilson watches Armistice parade from side gate to the White house grounds
Washington DC USA Date:1918, November Duration:2 min 13 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Armistice parade in Washington,DC, marking end of World War1. President Woodrow Wilson, and several officials, stand near guard shack at gateway to West Wing of the White House, where they watch a parade celebrating the armistice. An army officer on horseback rides past, saluting, followed by several others saluting. Behind them comes a marching military brass band. They are followed by another military band on horseback, leading a small contingent of mounted soldiers and two trucks pulling artillery caissons and field pieces. In succession, the following are seen: an army band; a navy band; a color guard; a contingent of sailors marching with presented arms,in salute; Yeoman (F) women in the U.S. Navy Reserve; and a team of horses pulling a float full of young women in white displaying flags of the World War 1 Allied nations. Marching beside the float are a representative from each of those nations, in uniform, carrying their respective national colors. The last group seen parading are women of the Knights of Columbus, dressed in flowing long-sleeved dresses, and caps. Many of them wear their hair long. A brief glimpse of President Wilson, walking back to the White House, conversing with Attorney General,Thomas Watt Gregory. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
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