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    Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery visits Belgium.

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    Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery (Monty) leaving train and is greeted by dignitaries during his Belgium tour, possibly arriving to Liege. Travelling shot (from car) showing mass crowd lining the streets. Various shots of Monty standing at the back of open car driving through crowded street. Monty walking with dignitaries towards Town Hall along line of old soldiers, Monty salutes them. Monty entering Town Hall. Various shots of mass crowd around. Monty leaving Town Hall and enters the car, mass crowd cheering and waving. Travelling shot of the crowd lining streets and Monty waving from his car. Belgian troops lined up. Various shots of Field Marshal Montgomery inspecting the troops. Several shots of Monty laying wreath on war memorial helped by a little girl. Various shots of Monty being presented with honorary degree at Louvain University - quite dark interior shots. Several shots of Monty and escort arriving to open a street, crowd around. Monty cuts a ribbon held by several children. Attractive young woman presents him with flowers and gives him a kiss - Monty kisses the girl back. Monty addressing a mass gathering on square from a balcony. Large sign hanging across street reading 'Tournai Thanks You Monty!' Several shots of Monty receiving presents from children and inspecting the World War I veterans before leaving in car.

    Date found in the old record 08/05/1946.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:39:00 / 01:50:49:00
    UN 1397 A

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  1. Unknown user says

    The first two rolls (up to 2:07) was indeed shot in Liège. The sequence starting at 0:42 shows the Guillemins train station in the background. Monty's car is driving down rue des Guillemins and is just past the crossroads with rue Dartois and rue Sohet.
    Around 2:58, the building on the left of the picture is the Palais train station, and at the back right we catch a glimpse of the gothic western facade of the Prince-Bishop's palace.
    After 3:06, the street the car is following is rue Saint-Séverin, and the church tower in the distance is Sainte-Marguerite.

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