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  • Short Summary

    People of Albania celebrate their liberation.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material.

    Liberation of Albania from German occupation.

    L/S national flags flying from large building - Union Jack, Stars and Stripes, Yugoslavian and Albanian. Pan to aeroplanes flying over crowd in street. Various shots of mass rally in streets - children wave flags and banners, more planes fly past. There is a march past by Albanian army, including women soldiers - probably victory / liberation parade. A military band plays in front of large building. Various men in uniform give speeches to crowd from platform. General street scenes.

    M/S monument engraved with large letters: "Gjaku I Herojve T One Siguroi Litin Populliu Lavdi E Perjetshme Deshmorve". More shots street scenes. Above the street is banner with names of Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin on. Various shots people making repairs to bomb damaged homes and moving furniture back in. Various shots bomb damaged roof.

    M/S road sign to Tirane. M/S sign reading "Property of United States Government". M/S soldiers looking at their guns. Various shots large modern building, soldier walks down steps at front. L/S house flying British flag, pan to show town at bottom of mountain.

    More general street scenes; people at pavement cafe, bomb damaged buildings, wrecked mosque.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:58:00 / 01:38:46:00
    UN 969 D

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  1. Unknown user says

    "Tirane" referred to in the text is what we know as the Albanian capital, Tirana.

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