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    Footage of French surrender to Hitler at Compiegne in France.

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    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.

    French surrender to Hitler. Compiegne, France.

    L/S Marshall Petain climbing out of car and being greeted by German military officials. M/S of German solider standing in line. Shots of Petain shaking hands with Adolf Hitler. L/Ss of soldier marching past railway carriage in Compiegne. M/S of swastika flag being raised. L/S and M/S of Adolf Hitler, Herman Goering and other military officials walking past soldiers towards carriage. L/S of statue (Possibly of General Foch). Shots of Hitler and Goering outside the carriage. Hitler climbs steps and goes inside the carriage.

    M/S of Hitler and Goering sitting down inside the carriage. L/Ss of Petain and other military officials approaching the carriage. They climb inside. (Interior) Hitler and company all stand as Petain enters. They all sit down. Various shots of the men sitting round table. L/S of carriage. M/S of Hitler exiting the carriage. M/S of Hitler putting on gloves. L/Ss of the Fuhrer walking away, he does Nazi salute as he passes German soldiers. L/S of Petain saluting from inside the carriage with back to widow. L/S of statue of Foch (?) now covered with the Nazi flag. More shots from inside the carriage of details of the surrender being drawn up.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:00:00 / 01:47:59:00
    UN 828 B

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  1. Unknown user says

    "Petain climbing out of car and being greeted by German military officials" - the man Petain shakes hands with is Joachim von Ribbentrop.

    "L/S of statue (Possibly of General Foch)" - yes, its Marshal Ferdinand Foch.

    The man walking alongside Hitler at 0:51 is Erich Raeder.

    Seen signing the armistice at 3:50 is General Charles Huntziger.

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