Formal Review of the Third Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, Washington, commanded by Major General Charles F. Thompson
Fort Lewis Washington USA Date:1940 Duration:4 min 16 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Formal review in parade of the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division by its Commander, also commander of Fort Lewis, Major General Charles F. Thompson. Thousands of soldiers also watch the review, some from spectator stands and some seated on the ground. View of 7th Machine Gun Battalion (printed on side of truck, passing in review). Seen are: Dirigible overhead; Two military bands; troops marching with shouldered arms with fixed bayonets; General Thompson accompanied by a civilian official, and many others in the reviewing stand; mules carrying supplies; trucks carrying machine guns; trucks pulling heavy artillery; numerous utility vehicles; a small black dog walking beside the troops; Color Guard; Red and white bunting draped on reviewing stand; Mules carrying parts of artillery pieces (one mule acts up and causes difficulty for its handler); Honor guard on horseback carrying the American Flag; Horses and mules carrying parts of artillery pieces; Heavy artillery; All spectators rise and salute the colors; Mount Ranier in the background; Loud speakers with four horns set on ground between bands and marchers.
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