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  • Short Summary

    British and German officers meet - German officers meet Monty.

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    Location Unknown / Unclear - Germany.

    German officer talking to British officer on side of road, troops relaxing and army vehicles and tanks are seen in background. Several shots of a group of officers talking on side of road. One is reading a document. Close up shot of a document - one page printed letter.

    Several shots of German officer and escort driving off in a jeep. Group of German officers sits in a car. They hold white flag high in the air.

    Various shots of large group of German and British officer in front of a house. Officers entering house.

    German driver refuelling a car from petrol can. Several shots of British soldiers chatting on and around a tank, the house in background. German officers leaving the house. British interpreter explains them where to go.

    Several shots of German officers lined up in front of Monty's caravan. Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery leaves the caravan to talk to imprisoned officers. Various shots of Monty talking to officers through interpreter. Group of officers looking on. He finishes and leaves, officers walk off to a car. More shots of the officers' encounter with Monty. General Alfred Jodl is in a group of captured German officers.

    Several shots of a group of British and German officers leaving a tent and getting into cars.

    Note: This is probably footage of preparations of German surrender terms.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:17:00 / 01:32:11:00
    UN 1172 C

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  1. Unknown user says

    This material shows footage coming from the meeting at Luneburg Heath in Germany on May 4th 1945, at which the Germans accepted unconditional surrender of their forces (in the Netherlands, Denmark and North-west Germany).

    The two German s in centre picture at 4:14 are Generaladmiral Hans-Georg von Friedeburg and Admiral Gerhard Wagner.

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