• Short Summary

    Famous footage of German officers signing surrender documents + celebration in London.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "VICTORY IN EUROPE".

    Germany & London.

    Several shots of British and Russian troops link up near Weismar, Germany. Men shake hands. Two officers speak on behalf of their men as they shake hands (natural sound).

    German high ranking officers approaching Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery's Headquarters on Luneberg Heath for signing of the surrender. Monty seated at table reads the surrender terms. General-Admiral von Friedeberg signing surrender. General Kienzl signing the surrender. Rear Admiral Wagner signing. Monty signing on behalf of General Eisenhower. Close up shot of the surrender terms.

    Close up shot of a hand tapping a Morse key. Morse message being tapped out.

    Long shot of a German church tower. Several shots of the British troops cheering the surrender news.

    Monty leaving his caravan on Luneberg Heath - not in uniform. Several shots of Monty speaking about the victory, (natural sound).

    Various shots of the huge crowds in various parts of London on Victory in Europe Day. Huge crowds around the Buckingham Palace. Top shot of the Cenotaph with large crowds filing past. Various shots of huge crowds in Trafalgar Square.

    Actual date of signing - 4th of May 1945.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1149.21
    Media URN:
    39872
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/05/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:07:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:16:00 / 01:55:53:00
    Canister:
    45/39

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