Battalion of U.S. 2nd Armored Division parades in Hasselt, Belgium. Burgomaster presents flag to General White, in World War II
Hasselt Belgium Date:1945, March 25 Duration:2 min 51 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. 82nd Armored Reconnaissance Battalion of the 2nd Armored Division parades in East Belgian town of Hasselt, led by 66th Armored Regiment military band. Flags of Belgium hang from windows of houses. Belgian spectators line the sidewalks. Road sign reads 'Hasselt'. Civilians on balcony display a large American flag. Two young Belgian women stand holding bouquets of flowers. Staff car arrives in town square. Brigadier General Issac White, Commanding General of the 2nd Armored Division, steps from the car, returns salute of uniformed City Burgomaster, and accepts the flowers from the Belgian women. General White climbs a stage erected in the square and greets Belgian civilian and military officials. The Burgomaster, Dr. Joseph Bollen reads a citation and presents a flag to General White, who carries it down to the street where he holds it for all to see. Quick glimpse of 2nd Armored Division patch on uniform. Belgian soldiers salute. Camera focuses on Children spectators. U.S troops salute.
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