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    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.

    Liberation of Denmark.

    Street scenes in Norwegian city (possibly Oslo) Shots of bomb damaged buildings. Shots of German General seated at table with other military figures including American General (presumably signing surrender). Shots of the men shaking hands. L/S of people in room, American and British flag in background.

    L/Ss of Russian Generals walking past building. Military officials (some Russian) walking into room. Russian General making speech. Shots of American airforce staff with Russian Military figures at airbase. Shots of German Folke-Wolf Fw 190D. Group shots of Russian and American Generals. People entering building. M/S of Russian and French General talking. Similar shots follow. Russian and American General seated signing papers. Russian Generals inspect soldiers (possibly Danish or Dutch). More airbase footage. Footage of American and Russians signing papers. Hundreds of servicemen crowded together some wave at camera. Shots f two men on wooden rail waving Union Jack and Stars and Stripes flag. Soldiers (possibly Danish dancing as two men play fiddle and accordion.

    Various shots of Danish soldier in major city (possibly Copenhagen). Various very good shots (many are tracking shots) of thousands of people celebrating and waving Danish flags during liberation M/Ss of young woman holding poster of Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery. More shots of liberation celebrations, soldier marching into the city, military vehicles etc. Shots of German Battleship with swastika flag flying. More crowd celebration shots. Shots of bomb damaged buildings. M/Ss of German prisoners of war including member of the SS. Shots of soldiers putting rifles in pile. Shot of open car passing through streets (possibly carrying King and Queen. L/S of Montgomery standing up in car waving.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:01:00 / 01:38:59:00
    UN 1225 A
    Sort Number:
    UN 1225 A
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    Lifestyle & Culture Entertainment & Humour War & Revolution
    Intimate Occupation 1 De Skjulte Børn Lion - Norway WW2 Folk dance Liberation of Europe War Rooms
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    Whilst currently described as being either Norway or Denmark, certainly all of the film up till at least the 8:45 time point is shot in Berlin, and details the German surrender on May 8/9 1945.

    The man at 0:30 is former Chief of Staff Field Marshall Wilhelm Keitel.

    At 0:42 we see the ruins of the Reichstag building.

    The man at 0:48 is Carl Spaatz of the US 8th Air Force.

    At 0:54, General Georgy Zhukov of the Russian Army.

    At 1:26, Air Chief Marshall Arthur Tedder.

    The building at 3:55 was that being use as the headquarters of the Soviet Military Administration in Germany, at Karlhorst, Berlin, (now the German_Russian Museum).

    There man on the left at 4:30 is Jean de Lattre de Tassigny.

  2. jamied says

    The later footage is at least largely shot in Denmark, with Danish flags visible at 11:43 and 12:08, and then at 14:15 a woman holding a picture of Montgomery emblazoned with the words "Welcome to Denmark".

    It's possible that some of the shots at the end of the footage, of German soldiers and ships, MIGHT be in Norway.

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