• Short Summary

    Documentary about the last winter of WWII - Allied troops surround the German forces.

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    Reel 4.

    01:18:32 Allied troops release balloons filled with leaflets to drop into German towns. Landing craft are moved up for the crossing of the River Rhine. American troops cross a bridge which later collapses.

    01:19:28 Paratroops drop from the sky over the lower Rhine. Massive airborne offensive. Gliders land carrying more troops. Amphibious vehicles and DUKWs cross the Rhine. MS Winston Churchill crossing river.

    01:20:26 V2 rocket takes off. German troops retreat from Eastern Front. Soviet Red Army tanks advance at speed. German troops retreat ahead of American and British advance in the West. American troops fighting. Gun camera shots attacking German positions.

    01:21:35 German troops march forwards under White Flag. VS of German Prisoners of War (POWs). VS of Allied troops released from POW camps. VS as Allies liberate Concentration camps. German women jailers in Belsen. General Dwight D Eisenhower visiting death camp. VS dead bodies, ovens, etc. Mass graves dug to bury the dead.

    01:21:15 Russian and America radio operators. American and Russian troops meet at the River Elbe. CU hand shake. VS drinking toasts. VS of funeral parade for American President Franklin D Roosevelt.

    01:24:45 German officers walking into tent on Luneberg Heath. Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery (Monty) watches while German Rear Admiral Wagner signs the surrender. More shots of FDR's funeral. People cry in the crowd. More shots of surrender being signed.

    01:26:55 End of Programme titles.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1944 - 1945
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    HD at Filmfinity
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:32:00 / 01:27:39:00
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