• Short Summary

    Joyous crowds welcome liberating allied troops as they advance through Belgium.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Brussels Delivered!"

    Belgium.

    Various shots of British Sherman tanks, troop carriers, jeeps and other army vehicles moving through village, the locals cheer and shakes hands of soldiers. A sign hangs from a house reading "Welcome to the liberators", bunting and French and Belgium flags also decorate the villages. The convoy moves on past burning German vehicles. Various shots of civilians shaking their fists and shouting captured German soldiers. One German is weeping. M/S of Belgian civilians looking at dead body killed by Germans.

    Various shots of the convoy nearing centre of Brussels, crowds cheer from roadside. When in the city the thousands throng round and greet the liberators who include Belgian soldiers. M/S of members of the White Army, the Belgian resistance. More shots of allies being welcomed by joyous Belgians. One girl perches on army truck wearing soldier's hat, she waves at crowd.

    Various L/S of the burning Palace of Justice. Various shots of civilians forming a human chain outside the Palace to rescue important documents from flames. M/S of girl wearing dress made up of allied flags. More shots of cheering crowds greeting the liberators. M/S of Mayor of Brussels greeting army officers at Town Hall (Hotel de Ville).

    Various shots of the tomb of the Unknown Warrior in Brussels. Various shots of crowds dancing in the streets, they tear up and burn Nazi flags in joy. Various shots of German soldiers being marched away. More shots cheering crowds greeting more soldiers.

    Note: some of commentary is by BBC war correspondent Chester Wilmott. Cameraman is also mentioned by narrator, he is Kenneth Gordon. AH 2001.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1123.24
    Media URN:
    39138
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/09/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:52:00 / 01:58:57:00
    Canister:
    44/73

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