World War I military equipment and troops parade during Liberty Bond Drive in Richmond, Virginia.
Richmond Virginia USA Date:1918 Duration:1 min 59 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Liberty Loan bond drive parade in Richmond, Virginia, during World War 1. The parade uses half the street with traffic moving on the other half. Spectators line the center of the roadway as well as the sidewalk. Military cadets parade followed by U.S. army soldiers with military equipment from the "Liberty Loan Train." A Holt tractor pulls a heavy artillery piece followed by a small contingent of soldiers. They are followed by two Holt tractors and a mobile searchlight. Several army trucks bring up the rear of the parade. Confederate Civil War veterans wave with their canes as the parade passes.Military cadets of the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) parade The two Holt tractors perform circular spins as they approach the edge of the Capitol grounds. The State capitol building is in the background. An equestrian statue and monument is prominent on the capitol grounds. It depicts George Washington, surrounded by smaller statues of Revolutionary era figures: Andrew Lewis, Patrick Henry, George Mason, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Nelson and John Marshall. A long line of army trucks brings up the rear of the parade.
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