During World War II, the New York Harbour was a very busy port. According to the New-York Historical Society:
“63 million tons of supplies and more than 3 million men shipped out from New York Harbor, and at the height of the war, a ship left every 15 minutes. The Brooklyn Navy Yard doubled its size and employed 70,000 people, including many women; it became the largest shipbuilding facility in the country at the time.”
In this incredible scene, we see American troops on their way home from the war, making their way back to New York Harbor. Ships were full and more like this brought back troops for months after V-Day. The emotion and energy must have been unimaginable for those on board and finally coming back home.