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Shown below is a group of four photographs, probably taken at the end of WW-2, of what was probably an Army traveling display:

  • A U. S. version of a buzz bomb or rocket bomb
  • What is probably one of Adolph Hitler's personal automobiles
  • A large army searchlight and a light duty U.S. Army tank

The display was in front of the Bentley Hotel and on the City Hall square. The military was a huge impact on Central Louisiana during the war years, causing the population of Alexandria and the surrounding area to grow from about 30,000 to over 200,000 almost overnight with four Army training areas in a 30 mile radius.

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