This historic, silent newsreel was made for the home market (a sound version would have been shown in theaters) shows the victory tour of Allied Supreme Commander Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower in the aftermath of V-E Day, May 8, 1945. Ike made a series of triumphant visits to London (57 seconds), Paris (1:50), Washington, D.C.(2:27) where he was re-united with his wife Mamie, New York (4:00) including Yankee Stadium (6:27), West Point (6:50), Kansas City (7:44) and finally (8:58) on June 22, 1945 Eisenhower returned to his hometown of Abilene, Kansas. The parade included members of the 1909 local high school football team (9:27) which Ike had served as running back. Eisenhower did not have much time to dilly-dally in the USA, as in November 1945, Eisenhower returned to Washington to replace Marshall as Chief of Staff of the Army. His main role at that time was rapid demobilization of millions of soldiers in the European Theater and later in Asia and around the world.
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