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  • Short Summary

    Liberation scenes in Denmark (?), Guernsey (?) and Norway.

  • Description

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

    Various shots of surrender and liberation.

    Shots of warship at sea, sailors and senior naval officers on board (Possibly Royal Navy).

    Shots of British soldiers in horse and carts, convoy moves along road. Group shots of soldiers at airbase. Soldier climbing into Dakota. Aerial shots of Dakotas in-flight. Aerial shots of buildings.

    Various shots of senior army official (General ?) walking around airbase with other soldiers. Crowds running forward. Shots of children. Flag waving.

    Tracking shots through streets of major city, crowds of people line streets, waving and cheering. Various shots of crowds waving flags (Note: Could possibly be liberation of Copenhagen in Denmark). More shots of crowds waving.

    L/S of large battleship in dock. Various shots of Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery walking with senior naval officers on dockside and inspecting troops. Various shots of Monty making speech.

    Dakota aircraft taxiing. Monty climbs out and is surrounded by the press and senior officials. Good M/Ss and C/Us of Monty. He inspects soldiers. A women hands him a bouquet of flowers. Several shots of Monty being driven through streets of city (Denmark ?). Shots of British soldier saluting German soldier. M/S of German soldiers walking out of building. Senior German officer talking with British counterpart. Shots of soldiers piling up weapons.

    Shot of soldier on back of cart. L/Ss of German prisoners of war marching at camp. Shots of British soldier through streets, people waving. More shots of German prisoners.

    L/Ss of war ships off coast. Shots of senior naval official coming ashore (probably Guernsey). He enters building and exits. Walks past 'Ash's Garage'. C/U of the official (possibly an Admiral). He talks with senior military figures before leaving by boat. Crowds of people in street.

    Montgomery walking with naval official. Monty is driven past large warship in car. Nice M/Ss of Norwegian men smiling at camera. Shots of thousands of Norwegians waving flags and cheering gin major city (possibly Oslo in Norway during liberation. Aerial shots over major city.

    Liberation scenes, crowds etc. Planes at airbase including German Junkers. More good crowds scenes waving Norwegian flags etc. People waving from windows of building. More aerial shots.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:19:51:00
    UN 1224

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  1. MikeMike says

    First part of the film, is showing the briefing of the paratrooper Commando units working as a security detail for General Dewing when he is flying to Copenhagen airport Kastrup in 1945.
    Later General Dewing can be seen at Kastrup. And Montgomery in Copenhagen.

    After the Guernsey part:
    Fornebu Airport.
    The king of Norway driving through Oslo in 1945 to the Royal Castle. Then on balcony of the castle.
    Cheering norwegians at Carl Johan, and in front of the Royal Castle.

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