• Short Summary

    Pathe war correspondent Kenneth Gordon comes home after covering war in Europe.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "WELCOME HOME KEN".

    Various.

    Kenneth Gordon leaving taxi and shakes hands with Pathe commissionaire Mr Harvey. Elevated shot of Pathe building in London. Shot of elevator ascending and stopping. Kenneth Gordon leaves elevator and speaks to camera (natural sound). As the images of the great events he reported, Ken Gordon talks about them.

    General Charles de Gaulle walking among huge crowd in Paris. Huge jubilant crowds of Paris waving madly. Pedestrians running for cover during the shooting in Paris. Red Cross nurses and volunteers carrying stretcher under the cover of the Red Cross flag in Paris.

    British soldiers on lorries passing through crowded Brussels. Tanks covered with Belgian civilians moving along streets.

    Royal Engineers removing explosives from Njimegen Bridge, Holland. Shot of the structure of Njimegen Bridge. Hundreds of paratroopers parachuting down from planes.

    Troops approaching the Rhine on a Buffalo amphibious tank. Buffalo tanks sailing across the River Rhine. Close up shot of Buffalo attempting to climb ashore. The Draghaunt Bridge over the Rhine. Infantry patrols walking through ruined streets of German city.

    Headquarters of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery on Luneberg Heath. Party of German high officers walking to Montgomery's headquarters. Monty enters H.Q. seats and beckons German officers to sit. The signing of the surrender.

    German Government members walking out of house with hands on head. General Jodl, Admiral Doenitz and Doctor Albert Speer pose for camera.

    British soldiers with sloped arms marching through Berlin. Armoured cars passing through Berlin.

    Kenneth Gordon with his camera.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1173.06
    Media URN:
    40464
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/12/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:04:00 / 01:13:28:00
    Canister:
    45/100

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