STK-ID 25251

Several shots of aircraft airborne. MS of one bomber pilot of US infantry and motorised units advancing, of thousands of German prisoners. Shots of British armour advancing one good shot of Sir Winston Churchill tank moving past camera, of British and US Soldiers meeting and congratulating each other. Sequence on liberation of prisoners of war camps. Shots of US Soldiers reading about death, of FDR, of headlines. More on British and American armours advancing. Displaced persons are shown walking painfully along side of road, some CUs of same. Sequence on liberation of Belsen by British troops, screaming inmates, sullen warden, and utterly smoking camp casualties stretched out on the ground by the hundreds or crammed into communal graves. Sequence on liberation of prisoners of war camp, 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 the Randenburg Gate with Russian Soldiers. In group shot of General Dwight D Eisenhower and his staff discussing things at an airfield shots of British liberating Hamburg, of Bernard Law Montgomery (Monty) 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 prisoner, Goering, cities in ruin.


Excerpt from
True Glory, The
National Film Board
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Video HI 8, Reel 16 mm
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16mm fine grain b&w
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