• Short Summary

    British troops enter Berlin - ceremonies in British occupied zone.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "BRITISH ENTER BERLIN".

    Berlin, Germany.

    Panoramic skyline of ruined Berlin. Various shots of the flattened buildings of Berlin. Tanks firing in the streets of Berlin. Artillery guns firing in streets of Berlin.

    Close up shot of German civilians reading the new civilian orders - in German and Russian. Various shots of ruined notable buildings including the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate and the Chancellory. Close up shot of hands turning the pages of a book showing the famous Berlin buildings before the war. More shots of the destroyed buildings.

    Several shots of the German women clearing rubble in the chain. Russian girl, Theodora Bondarenko from Kiev, directing traffic in Berlin.

    Close view of Hitler's air raid shelter. The spot where Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun died. Several shots of the British soldier imitating Hitler from the balcony of the Chancellory.

    Close up of a sign 'Berlin'. Union Jack being hoisted to signalise the taking over of the British sector of Berlin.

    Major General Lyne, British Commander in Berlin, taking the salute as 7th Armoured Division ride past - large crowds watching. Close up shot of the sign "British Sector". Scottish pipers marching in front of the German victory memorial in Berlin. Long shot of the march past of the infantry and mechanised units during the taking over of the British sector of Berlin.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1159.04
    Media URN:
    40098
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:00:00 / 01:15:19:00
    Canister:
    45/57

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