• Short Summary

    V.E. Day celebrations - King, Queen & Churchill on balcony of Buckingham Palace.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "THE FRUITS OF VICTORY".

    London.

    People seated around a radio shake hands with joy as news of German surrender comes through. Scenes of excitement in an office on V.E. (Victory in Europe) day. Effigy of Hitler is strung up in a factory.

    Several shots of the people crowded around a news seller buying papers. Close up shot of newspapers headlines "German War Over", "Germany Surrender".

    Several shots of the children stacking wood for a bonfire. A decorated London street on V.E. day. Boys throwing wood onto bonfire on a bombed site. Drunken man waving a Union Jack staggering along. Panning shot of the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral taken through trees. Various shots of the huge crowd on steps of St. Paul's singing "Land of Hope and Glory".

    Huge crowds outside Buckingham Palace - shot taken from balcony. Clock on St. Paul's with the clock at 3 p.m. Several shots of the Britain's Prime Minister Winston Churchill seated at desk announcing the end of the war in Europe. Various shots of huge crowds in Trafalgar Square.

    Various shots of the huge crowds around Buckingham palace singing the anthem. Closer up shots of women and children with faces at the rails of Buckingham Palace chanting "We want the King".

    Royal family on the balcony of the palace - King George VI, Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother), Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret. Crowds waving madly outside the Palace.

    Huge crowds in Piccadilly and Whitehall - some great top shots of the crowd. Back shot of Churchill waving to crowd in Whitehall. Crowds outside the Houses of Parliament. Two cars carrying the Churchill party in the courtyard of the Palace. Royal family with Churchill on balcony of the Palace.

    Various shots of Nelson's column by day and floodlit. Crowds dancing in Piccadilly at night. British soldier and girl kissing on top of a traffic light. St. Paul's floodlit. Long shot of the Palace at night with royal family on balcony.

    Group of Churchill, Field Marshal Lord Alanbrooke, Cunningham and Portal sitting in a garden. Close up shot of Churchill.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

    **Additional (to the Nitrate reel) Safety print housed with Abott's in Kings X - please request instead of Nitrate Reel**

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1155.01
    Media URN:
    40002
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1945
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:08:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:23:00 / 01:08:24:00
    Canister:
    45/40*

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