STK-ID 25239

Several shots of aircraft airborne, of bomber pilot, of US infantry and motorized units advancing, of thousands of German prisoners. Shots of British armour advancing. Shot of Churchill tank moving past camera. Shot of British and American soldiers meeting and congratulating each other. Sequence on liberation of prisoners of war camps. Shots of GI's reading about death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, of headlines. Shots of British armour advancing, of US armour advancing. Shot of displaced persons walking painfully along side of road, including CUs of some persons. Sequence on British troops liberating Belsen, screaming inmates, sullen warden, utterly and shocking camp casualties stretched out on ground by the hundreds or crammed into communal graves. Sequence on liberation of prisoners of war camps, of emaciated inmates, of camps for political prisoners. Shots of allied advance. Shots of surrender conference in Italy (??), of various public buildings in German city, of Brandenburg gate with Russian soldiers in foreground. Sequence on meeting of US and Russian soldiers ar Elbe River. Group shot of General Dwight D Eisenhower and staff discussing things at airfield. Shots of British liberating Hamburg, of Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery accepting surrender of German general. Sequence on establishment of military rule in Germany. Shots of civilians, wrecked buildings, surrender conferences, military cemeteries, high ranking German prisoners, including Herman Goering, of cities in ruins.


Excerpt from
True Glory, The
National Film Board
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Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w, 35mm dupe neg b&w
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