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    Location Unknown / Unclear.

    Various shots of the German prisoners being escorted into unknown town by British soldiers. Civilians seen on streets. Various shots of the tanks with local people, mainly girls, riding on top with soldiers, cheering and waving. Large crowd gathered at square, dignitaries on balcony, crowd waving. Various shots of the people dancing and celebrating on the streets. Several shots of the people reading announcements on walls. More shots of the large crowd, soldiers, dignitaries on horseback etc.

    Throughout the item tricolour flags are seen - French town possibly?

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:41:00 / 01:51:09:00
    UN 1024 B
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    UN 1024 B
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    Lifestyle & Culture Entertainment & Humour War & Revolution
    Don 01
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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  1. jamied says

    The text for this clip currently suggests that the location is somewhere in France, however it's actually the liberation of an as yet unidentified town/city in The Netherlands.

    At 2:24 we see a car appear bearing the letters N.B.S. - this stood for Nederlandse Binnenlandse Strijdkrachten (N.B.S.), the Netherlands Forces of the Interior.

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