• Short Summary

    Germans surrender throughout Europe.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "DEFEAT AND DELIVERANCE".

    Various, Germany, Norway & Denmark.

    Berlin. Various shots of the deserted and ruined streets of Berlin some famous buildings shown. Field Marshal Keitel entering the room at the Russian Berlin Headquarters to sign the surrender. Close up shot of Field Marshal Keitel, Chief of the German High Command, seated at desk. Close up shot of Luftwaffe General Stumpf seated at the desk. Keitel signing the surrender. Air Chief Marshal Tedder signing the surrender. Close up shot of Red Army Marshal Georgi Zhukov countersigning the surrender.

    Alps. Good panoramic shot of the snow-covered Alps. Several shots of a hotel in the Alps where famous personalities were held - some sort of 'high class' prison. Several shots of the wife of the former Austrian Chancellor, Frau Schussnig and child. Several shots of Fritz von Thyssen and wife - Thyssen financed Hitler's first bid for power but got on his way later. Several shots of German General Halder and wife. Close up shot of Nicholas Horthy son of the Hungarian dictator. Several shots of Pastor Niemoller talking to U.S. officer. Close up shot of Captain Elphinstone, nephew of the Queen Elizabeth. Lieutenant Alexander relative of Field Marshal Alexander. Close up shot of Lieutenant Lord Lascelles, son of the Princess Royal. Close up shot of Lieutenant John Winant, son of the American Ambassador to Britain.

    Oslo. Air Commodore Darvall refuses to shake hands with German general in Oslo, Norway. Close up shot of the unnamed German general. Various shots of the huge crowds welcoming British troops in Oslo.

    Copenhagen. Crowds greeting British troops in Copenhagen. Danish resistance movement rounding up Quislings. HMS 'Birmingham' is seen in Copenhagen harbour - crowds on shore greeting men from the ship. Panning shot with King Christian of Denmark passing camera in a car. Danish policeman looking on. Long shot of German cruiser "The Prinz Eugen" in Copenhagen. Nazi flag flying at masthead of the "Prinz Eugen". Long shot of German cruiser "Nuremberg". Several shots of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery standing in open car moving slowly through the packed streets of Copenhagen.

    Channel Islands. Several shots of Captain Lieutenant Arnim Zimmerman arriving onboard the destroyer 'Bulldog' and leaving the destroyer after learning that Britain has only one term for armistice - unconditional surrender. White ensign flying on the 'Bulldog'. General Heine signing the unconditional surrender of Channel Islands. Long shot of a Nazi flag being hauled down. British troops marching through crowded streets of Guernsey. British guard taking over from Nazi guard. Close up shot of British soldier on sentry.

    (Combined Lav.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:49:00 / 01:17:01:00

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    Seen at 00:21 is the damaged Hotel Adlon, on Unter den Linden in Berlin.

    At 00:24 we see the Brandenburg Gate.

    Seen at 00:26 are the ruins of the Reichstag.

    "Field Marshal Keitel" is Wilhelm Keitel.

    "Luftwaffe General Stumpf" should read Hans-Jurgen Stumpff.

    "Fritz von Thyssen and wife" should read Fritz Thyssen and wife Amelie.

    "Air Chief Marshal Tedder" is Sir Arthur Tedder.

    "Georgi Zhukov" should read Georgy Zhukov.

    "German General Halder and wife." should read German General Franz Halder and wife Gertrud.

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  2. Unknown user says

    "Pastor Niemoller" is Martin Niemoller.

    "King Christian of Denmark" is King Christian X.

    "General Heine signing the unconditional surrender of Channel Islands" - the General is Siegfried Heine. The signing of the document took place on 9 May 1945.

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