Colored Veterans of the 15th Regt., 369th Infantry, marching up Fifth Avenue, New York City


Title

Colored Veterans of the 15th Regt., 369th Infantry, marching up Fifth Avenue, New York City

Alternative Title

Colored Veterans of the 15th Regt. Marching up Fifth Avenue, N.Y.

Description

These colored veterans of the great war on their proud march up Fifth Avenue are receiving the acclaim which their services in France merited. In these closely organized ranks are dozens of men who are wearing decorations of The United States, French and British Governments for bravery under fire. A part of the time, these men of the 15th Division, known as the "Black Watch" of New York, were brigaded with the French forces, and the rest of the time they were fighting with the Americans. As infantry, they accomplished their work as well as any of the other units that made up the American Expeditionary Forces. Colonel Hayward has praised especially the work of these men during the terrible fighting of the summer of 1918. For three months, this division held a French sector all alone, and then protested vigorously, when relief finally came, because they wanted to go on fighting. They begged to be allowed to advance into the front lines immediately, without even a day for rest. This scene is just as the marchers were passing Vantine's Oriental Store, and just before they reached the Public Library.

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Extent

1 stereograph : b&w
1 gelatine silver print stereograph (8 x 15 cm) mounted on card (9 x 18 cm)

Rights

Copyright. The Keystone View Company
No known restrictions on publication

Relation

World War through the stereoscope

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Citation

Keystone View Company, “Colored Veterans of the 15th Regt., 369th Infantry, marching up Fifth Avenue, New York City,” Monash Collections Online, accessed September 21, 2020, http://repository.monash.edu/items/show/25506

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