• Short Summary

    A short film highlighting the main events of war.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "VICTORY EDITION".

    Montage of images highlighting the main events of the war.

    Close up shot of American flag with trumpeters superimposed in background. Allied flags with trumpeters superimposed in background. Close up shot of church bells ringing.

    Several shots of the British troops marching. Several shots of the British sailors marching. Several shots of the British airmen marching. Merchant Navy marching. A.T.S. marching. WRNS marching. LS WAAF's marching. Closer shot of American soldiers marching. Various shots of Russian infantry and cavalry marching past. Home Guard marching past. British police marching past. N.F.S. marching past. N.F.S. girls marching past. Civil Defence marching past. Land Army girls at work on the land. Close up shot of Red Cross nurse looking towards sky. Several shots of the queues outside a shop.

    Close up shot of General Dwight Eisenhower. Close up shot of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery. Air Chief Marshal Tedder. Close up shot of Air Chief Marshal "Bomber" Harris. Admiral Cunningham.

    Flashback shots of the Dunkirk evacuation.

    Battle of Britain pilots seated on chairs in full flying kit, at the alert. Spitfires attacking German aircraft over England. Several shots of the aerial combat - pictures of German planes bursting into flame.

    Various shots of smashed aircraft during the blitz on London. Various shots of London ablaze.

    Several shots of the convoy at sea with men watching out for German planes. Ship burning at sea. British sailors being picked up at sea. Ship heels over and sinks.

    Several shots of Grant tanks approaching camera in the desert during El Alamein offensive.
    British troops advancing through the desert. British troops shelter behind a German tank.

    Several shots of Convoy at sea at D-day. Several shots of D-day landings. Large number of aircraft covering the D-day landings. Troops wading ashore on D-day.

    Airborne troops descending on the east side of the Rhine. Parachuters in their hundreds covering the sky. Russian officers at the link up of the two armies. Close up shots of the Russian and American troops and officers shaking hands.

    Close up shots of British graves with crosses. Interior of a military hospital.

    Troops disembarking from ship in England - mainly wounded men.

    Women waving joyously to their soldier husbands on a London station at night.

    Close up shot of Joseph Visarionovich Stalin.

    Several close up shots of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

    Several shots of Winston Churchill crossing the Rhine. He takes his hat off and waves to the troops.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1159.11
    Media URN:
    40104
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:08:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:30:00 / 01:45:30:00
    Canister:
    45/38

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