Documentary film about the last months of WWII - end of fighting in Europe and Far East.
Pathe have rights to clips in Time to Remember programmes but not to commentary or whole programme as screened.
01:32:04 Remnants of the German navy sit in Northern Ports. The German Government under Admiral Doenitz walks out of building with hands over heads. VS of captured German leaders including Franz Von Papen, General Gerd Von Rundstedt, Albrecht Kesselring, Wernher Von Braun, Lord Haw-Haw (William Joyce), Seyss-Inquart. VS of body of Heinrich Himmler after committing suicide.
01:34:22 Crowds in Milan, Italy gather around bodies of Fascist leaders. Bodies of Benito Mussolini and others are hung by the feet.
01:34:35 Remains of gutted Berchtesgaden. American troops remove art treasures. VS press interview with Hermann Goering. CU petrol cans and burnt rags - supposedly connected with disposal of Hitler's body. VS of gutted Chancellery. Field Marshal Keitel and other officers. They sign the surrender in Berlin.
01:36:42 Crowds in London for VE Day. Royal Family on balcony of Buckingham Palace. Shots of great celebrations. Winston Churchill on balcony.
01:37:17 British troops liberating the Channel Islands. German guards hand over. Germans surrender in Scandinavia. British officer refuses to shake hands with German. VS of German Prisoners of War (POWs) around Europe. Massive floods in Holland. Dutch workers start pumping out land. More POWs.
01:38:59 VS Commonwealth troops play with balls and girls on Belgian beaches. Troops dance at 21 Dance Club - organised by Billy Butlin. Men and women relax. Troops board ships in Ostend to return to Britain. RAF Demobilisation centre. VS demob checks. Demob suits handed out. Demobbed man still salutes when he passes an officer.
01:41:26 End of Part One titles.
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