GENERAL PERSHING'S FUNERAL General John J. Pershing, commander of the AEF in World War I, is given a hero's burial at Arlington National Cemetery. The nation mourns the great war-time leader, whose passing at 87 ended a great career. The impressive funeral procession is witnessed by thousands on route from the Capital.
GENERAL PERSHING VISITS LAFAYETTE'S TOMB - HD In Paris, commander of the American Expeditionary Force General John J. Pershing visits Lafayette's tomb. He makes his famous statement, "Lafayette, we are here" as the Americans prepare for combat in WWI. Master in Apple Pro Res 422 HQ 29.97fps 1080p. Original tints preserved.
AMERICA RESPONDS TO ALLIED CALL FOR HELP - HD The Allies suffer heavy casualties on the Western Front and ask the United States for help. America's response is to send two million well-trained soldiers and personnel under the able command of General John J. Pershing. Master in Apple Pro Res 422 HQ 29.97fps 1080p. Original tints preserved.
GENERAL PERSHING AT WORK - HD Commander of the AEF General John J. Pershing sits at his desk and writes orders to establish the First Army unit in August of 1918. Master in Apple Pro Res 422 HQ 29.97fps 1080p. Original tints preserved.
GENERAL PERSHING OFF FOR SON'S WEDDING General John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing is photographed as he prepares to leave Tuscon, Arizona where he's been recovering from serious illness. The General is headed to New York City for son Warren's upcoming wedding.
FDR LEADS ARMISTICE DAY CEREMONY President Roosevelt presides over Armistice Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery. Wreaths are laid at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to honor those who gave their lives in war. General John J. Pershing also pays homage to the shrine.
PRESIDENT HOOVER OPENS LEGION CONVENTION - 1930 President Herbert Hoover opens the national convention of the American Legion in Boston. He is flanked by notables including ex-president Calvin Coolidge and Generals Gouraud and Pershing as thousands hang on his every word.
GENERAL PERSHING ATTENDS SON'S WEDDING In spite of still recovering from serious illnes General John Joseph Pershing turns out with members of high society to attend his son Warren's marriage to Muriel Bache Richards in Manhattan. Afterwards the bride and groom are mobbed by the press as they leave.
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