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    Library compilation story marking 20th anniversary of VE Day.

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    Title reads: "VE-DAY PLUS 20 YEARS"

    Library compilation story marking 20th anniversary of Allied Forces victory over Europe.

    Panning shot German officers walking into tent on Luneberg Heath in Germany on May 4th 1945. Interior of tent: Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery standing at head of table while German Rear Admiral Wagner signs the unconditional surrender. He finishes signing. Natural sound of Montgomery speaking, he says: "Colonel Pollak will sign next". He signs. Monty says: "... and Major Frieder will sign last". He signs. Montgomery then sits down and signs himself on behalf of the Supreme Allied Commander General Eisenhower.

    C/U Sir Winston Churchill smiling. Various shots crowds in Trafalgar Square, London, listening to Churchill's speech announcing surrender. Churchill's speech: "Hostilities will end officially one minute after midnight tonight Tuesday 8th May but in the interest of saving lives the cease fire began yesterday to be sounded along all fronts. The German war is therefore at an end".

    M/S man rushing into office gives the news, office workers get up and dance around with joy. Various shots crowds in streets celebrating, some tearing up a Swastika flag. Massed crowds cheering in front of Buckingham Palace. M/S Winston Churchill on balcony of Buckingham Palace with King George VI, Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother), Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret. Massed crowds at night dancing in Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly and St. Paul's Cathedral illuminated by searchlights at night.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    02:00:26:00 / 02:03:15:00

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