Major General Gavin leads 82nd Air Borne troops during a victory parade in New York City, with troops, tanks, and artillery.
New York City USA Date:1946, January 12 Duration:3 min 25 sec Sound:Yes
United States 82nd Air Borne Division troops march during a victory parade in New York City United States. U.S. Army Major General James M. Gavin and the 82nd Airborne assembled at Washington Square. Gavin leads the parade and gives order to lead the march. The division marches along Fifth Avenue with the Washington Square Arch in the background. Crowds line the sidewalks. Thirteen thousand men of 82nd Division march down Fifth Avenue. People watch the parade from windows and roof tops of buildings.Some spectators lean out over balcony to get better view. New York City mounted police and foot patrolmen maintain crowd control. Sherman tanks pass the statue of Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman, at East 60th Street. A formation of C-47 aircraft, towing gliders, flies overhead. Troops pass a review stand in front of the New York Public Library, in which are seen New York Governor, Thomas E. Dewey and New York City Mayor, William O'Dwyer. Nearby, Former Mayor and Mrs. Fiorello LaGuardia review the parade with a group of Military General Officers The American flag flies from a building. The parade includes armored vehicles and 45 ton self propelled 8 inch howitzers. (One of them has "Georgie Patton" painted on its side.)fly overhead. Vehicles, troops and color guards pass in review.
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