The Most Famous Photographs in Assyrian History: Assyrian Levy officers on London streets, or The Victory Parade in London, June 1946.
The London Victory Celebrations of 1946 were British Commonwealth, Empire and Allied victory celebrations held after the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II.
On 1 November 1945 the Prime Minister appointed a committee under the chairmanship of the Home Secretary, James Chuter Ede to formulate plans for official Victory Celebrations. But the celebrations took place in London on 8 June 1946, and consisted mainly of a military parade through the city and a night time fireworks display. Most British allies took part in the parade: Belgium, Brazil, China, Czechoslovakia, France, Greece, Luxembourg the Netherlands and the United States…, including Assyrian delegation.
Pictured here, L-R: Rab-Emma Stepho Neesan, Rab-Emma Baijo Peko, Rab-Emma Warda Esho, Priest of Lambeth Palace, Rab-Khamshi Ishaq Gewargis, Rab-Khaila Zaia Gewargis, Corporal Moshi Touma, Rab-Khamshi Gewargis Barkho, Rab-Emma Shlimon Bukko, Rab-Tremma Youkhanna Narsai.
Photo courtesy of the late GABBARA d’Umta – Benjamin E. Yalda (1932-2019) – God bless his soul +