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  • Short Summary

    Germany signs unconditional surrender at Rheims.

  • Description

    Rheims, France.

    Several shots of the officers walking along corridors of a building. A group of German officers arriving in car and enters building. Long shot of Allied officers around table in conference room, Russian Red Army Marshal Gregory Zhukov among them. Officers talking around table.

    Two guards in front of door with sign 'War Room' on. Close up shot of sign 'War Room'. Several shots of the building, exterior 'Ville de Reims'. Various shots of the officers, including Germans, entering building.

    Allied officer showing two pens. Close up shot of the pens. Long shot of empty table ready for the signing. Various shots of the signing of the unconditional surrender. General Alfred Jodl signs first.

    Various shots of the Allied officers chatting, posing for cameras, celebrating the signing. General Dwight Eisenhower and Marshal Zhukov are among them. Ike takes the pens. He poses with the pens in hand.

    More shots of the signing. General Jodl stands up and talks. More shots of the Allied officers chatting around table.

    Shot of General Eisenhower and another American officer seated with mike in front of them during a press conference.

    Note - the old file names several officers who appear in this item. They are Captain Butcher, General Carl Spaatz, General Smith, General Robb, General Morgan and Admiral Von Friedeberg.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:46:00 / 01:45:03:00
    UN 1173 B

Comments (1)

  1. Phil Weiker says

    I would like to purchase this video but I can't play it My father is in the video letting the american general and colonel out of their vehicle.

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