• Short Summary

    ABOUT 25,000 GERMAN-AMERICANS PARADED THROUGH NEW YORK YESTERDAY (SATURDAY), WATCHED BY ABOUT 10 TIMES AS MANY SPECTATORS.

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    GV.SOLDIERS IN 18TH-CENTURY UNIFORMS HEAD PARADE CARRYING AMERICAN FLAGS
    0.07

    2.
    GV.FIFE AND DRUM BAND
    0.14

    3.
    GV.FLOAT MODEL OF VON STEUBEN'S HOUSE (2 SHOTS)
    0.20

    4.
    SV & CU.ERIC MENDE WATCHES PARADE (2 SHOTS)
    0.27

    5.
    SV.NELSON ROCKEFELLER
    0.32

    6.
    CU.MAYOR LINDSAY
    0.35

    7.
    GV.PRUSSIAN TROOPS MARCH PAST
    0.42

    8.
    GV.PAN...GERMAN SOCIETY FLOAT PAST
    0.46

    9.
    GV.PAN...BEAUTY QUEEN PAST
    0.51

    10.
    GV.LUFTHANSA FLOAT
    0.58

    11.
    GV.SPECTATORS APPLAUD
    1.00

    12.
    GV.GERMAN-AMERICAN FOOTBALL FLOAT
    1.07

    13.
    TRAVELLING SHOT.CROWD
    1.12

    14.
    GV.WOMAN GYMNAST ON TRAMPOLINE
    1.23

    15.
    SCU.ERIC MENDE APPLAUDS
    1.28

    16.
    GV.PAN...PRINCE CARNIVAL FLOAT PAST
    1.34



    Initials JF/V/MGT/JG



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    Background: ABOUT 25,000 GERMAN-AMERICANS PARADED THROUGH NEW YORK YESTERDAY (SATURDAY), WATCHED BY ABOUT 10 TIMES AS MANY SPECTATORS. THEY WERE TAKING PART IN THE NINTH ANNUAL GENERAL VON STEUBEN PARADE, A COLOURFUL MARCH WHICH HONOURS BARON FRIEDRICH VON STEUBEN, THE FAMOUS COMMANDER WHO TRAINED THE AMERICAN ARMY OF THE REVOLUTION.

    GENERAL VON STEUBEN WAS BORN IN PRUSSIA 236 YEARS AGO, BECAME A CADET IN KING FREDERICK THE GREAT'S MILITARY SCHOOL, AND WAS LATER MADE AIDE DE CAMP TO THE KING. IN 1777 HE WENT TO AMERICA AND WAS SENT TO VALLEY FORGE BY GEORGE WASHINGTON TO TRAIN THE TINY ARMY OF LESS THAN 3,000 MEN. HE FOUGHT IN THE MAJOR BATTLES OF THE REVOLUTION, AND DIED IN 1794.

    THE PARADE ALSO HONOURS THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF MILLIONS OF GERMAN IMMIGRANTS TO AMERICA AND THEIR DESCENDANTS.

    FIFTY BANDS AND 40 FLOATS TOOK PLACE IN THE MARCH. A PRETTY BLONDE, MISS ILKA ROOS, WAS CHOSEN CORNFLOWER QUEEN.

    MARCHERS WORE OUTFITS OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIERSMEN AT THE TIME OF THE REVOLUTION AND MANY WORE TRADITIONAL BAVARIAN AND PRUSSIAN AND OTHER GERMAN COSTUMES. MOST WORE CORNFLOWERS IN THEIR LAPELS, OR CORNFLOWER--BLUE SASHES OR TIES, AND BANDS PLAYED TRADITIONAL GERMAN TUNES.

    AMONG THOSE TAKING THE SALUTE WERE DR. ERICH MENDE, VICE-CHANCELLOR OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF WEST GERMANY, MR. NELSON ROCKEFELLER, GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, AND MAYOR JOHN LINDSAY OF NEW YORK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA36YWQHR4NXSJ856KZ6I915E14
    Media URN:
    VLVA36YWQHR4NXSJ856KZ6I915E14
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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