• Short Summary

    Montgomery makes speech at end of war, and dictates surrender to Germans.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    Germany.

    M/S rear view Montgomery's motor caravan. C/U Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery speaking at war's end. Natural sound as he pays tribute to U.S. and Soviet Allies. He says difficult times may lie ahead, but discipline will pull people through for the benefit of the community. He says those who are left are thankful they have been preserved. Interior M/S as an army signaller works a Morse code key (natural sound) in an army truck. M/S interior tent on Luneberg Heath. Montgomery invites the high ranking German officers including General-Admiral von Friedeberg and General Kienzl to sit down. Some good shots as Montgomery dictates surrender terms to Germans and signs them.

    Cataloguer's note: cuts from 'Victory in Europe' in gazette 45/39

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2038.18
    Media URN:
    62557
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:18:00 / 01:54:42:00
    Canister:
    UN 1244 A

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    These notes deal solely with the footage from 02:38 onwards, as Bernard Montgomery reads the conditions of the German surrender.

    "Luneberg Heath" should read Luneburg Heath.

    "Montgomery invites the high ranking German officers including General-Admiral von Friedeberg and General Kienzl to sit down" - the five German officers seen around the table are;

    Generaladmiral Hans-Georg von Friedeburg

    General Eberhard Kinzel

    Konteradmiral Gerhard Wagner

    Oberst i. G. Fritz Poleck

    Major Jochen Friedel

    The full text of the surrender, as partly heard being read here by Montgomery, can be found here.....


    http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/gopher/text/historical/german-surrender

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