• Short Summary

    General Huntziger signs French surrender in front of Adolf Hitler. Rethondes, France.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    French surrender Germany signed in the railway coach that was used for Armistice signing on November 11 1918. The date of this present signing was 22 June 1940. Rethondes near Compiegne Forest. France.

    LS Armistice tablet covered by Swastika banner. LS's German troops marching in for ceremony. CU German band playing. LS swastika being raised on flag mast. Various shots Adolf Hitler with his Generals passing along guard of honour. LS Hitler and party walking towards coach, they stop and look at statue of Marshal Foch. CU statue of Foch. LS Hitler and party walking toward tablet. CU the tablet decreeing the defeat of the Germans on November 11 1918. MS Hitler, Hermann Goering and Raeder. MS from interior of Hitler passing coach. LS's Hitler and party entering coach. LS Hitler and party seating themselves at table.

    CU folder containing Armistice terms. LS's General Huntziger and party passing along the guard of honour. Exterior LS French party entering the coach. Interior LS as French party enter coach, Hitler stands up and gives Nazi salute. CU Hitler and Goering seated at table. LS looking into coach during the speech by Hitler. LS Hitler and Goering leaving coach. Various shots Hitler and party passing along guard of honour. LS personalities inside coach standing up. LS Hitler and party passing along guard of honour. LS Huntziger standing to attention inside coach. Various shots of coach in woods. MS the signing of the Armistice. CU's Huntziger signing Armistice.

    Dupe neg in UN 828. English commentary.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:10:00 / 01:21:45:00
    UN 2319 C

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