STK-ID 4920

VE Day celebrated: HAS over huge crowds in London streets listening to speeches. Interior shot of office, Winston Churchill speaking. Speech by Churchill regarding surrender of the Germans, excerpts of the speech (sound). HASs of huge crowds in London streets, in Trafalgar Square. Eyeline shots of crowd, musicians, people dancing in street, girls, servicemen riding vehicles, small group wading in fountain, others climbing over stone lion. Cuts to HASs of crowd, group dancing. Shots of King George VI, Queen Elizabeth consort and Princess Elizabeth standing on blacony, cheering (sound). Shot of Royal Family and Winston Churchill. HAS of mass of people filling screen, cheering. MS of King George VI speaking, excerpts about war in East, soldiers who will not return (sound), intercut with HASs of tremendous crowd listening quietly.


Excerpt from
Canadian Army Newsreel no 72
London (England)
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w, 35mm fine grain comp b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486