World War 1 Armistice celebration parade in Washington,DC. President Wilson watches from White House West Wing
Washington DC USA Date:1918 Duration:4 min 55 sec Sound:NO SOUND
President Woodrow Wilson, and several officials arrives to watch an Armistice Parade, from area near guard shack at gateway to West Wing of the White Housej. A mounted army officer rides past, saluting, followed by several others saluting. Next, comes a marching military brass band, followed by an Army drum and bugle Corps,playing instruments on horseback. They lead a contingent of mounted soldiers and two trucks pulling artillery. Other parade elements seen include: an army band; a navy band; a color guard; a contingent of sailors saluting with presented arms; Women Yeoman (F) 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 Allies. Marching beside the float are a representative from those nations,carrying their national colors. Groups of Women from the Knights of Columbus, march next in the parade. At this point, President Wilson, is seen conversing with Attorney General,Thomas Watt Gregory. Scene shifts back to more Knights of Columbus women parading. shifting from the parade, views are from a vehicle moving along the parade route, showing spectators lining the route, and then from steps of a building, looking over the heads of spectators as mounted cavalry pass, followed by another brass band. A child sees the camera behind him and looks toward it. A team of 6 white horses pulls a float containing a woman in patriotic garb and a sign reading, "In God We Trust." Scene shifts again, to the White House West Wing steps, where President and Mrs. Wilson stand with Attorney General Gregory, watching the Knights of Columbus women march past, followed by their float. Next in the parade is a float carrying soldiers in uniform and displaying the Cross of David on the front, and "Sons of Freedom," written on its side. A team of horses driven by a negro driver in an unusual hat, pulls a float carrying 2 women and displaying the British Union Jack. Another band and more marching infantry are seen. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
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