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    German officers signing surrender of German 19th Army.

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    Location Unknown / Unclear - Germany.

    Various shots of the Allied officers and bearded man in civilian suit leaving a building and walking along airfield with aircraft behind. This part is not connected to German surrender and ends at (01:46:19) when the surrender item starts.

    Various shots of convoy of army jeeps driving along road. Several shots of a group of German officers leaving jeeps and entering a building. Various shots of German and American officers signing documents of surrender of German 19th Army. Various shots of the American troops lined up in front of the building. Officers leaving the building, military band playing.

    American Air Transport Command building, pan down building to show bearded man from start of the leaving with American air officer. Several shots of the two with several other officers joining them. A group talking. Various shots of the group of civilians and officers talking. Bearded man walks towards plane and stops to pose for photographs.

    Note - the old record contains the names of the officers who appear in this item - unreliable source. Their names are General Brandenburgen, Captain A. G. Pundt, Councillor Lohmann, Major General Brooks and Colonel Brandstetter.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:39:00 / 01:49:20:00
    UN 1176 E

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  1. Unknown user says

    The footage of the german surrender begins at 00:43.

    A clapperboard tells us that the footage is shot by the 163rd Signal Photo Company, and that the location is Innsbruck.

    The footage was shot on May 5 1945.

    "Various shots of German and American officers signing documents" - signing at 01:14 is General Erich Brandenberger.

    Signing at 01:43 is General Edward H. Brooks. (Note that these two names eliminate two of the names currently given in the last paragraph).

    "Various shots of the American troops lined up in front of the building" - that's the Gauhaus, in Innsbruck, where the documents were signed.

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