STK-ID 55840

The end of the First World War: CU of map showing the advance of the front line towards Mons. HAS of crowd watching the Third Canadian Division march through the streets of Mons on November 11, 1918. HA PAN of a square in Mons showing vehicle and pedestrian traffic, buildings left intact. MS of a Canadian patrol moving through a field East of Mons. CU of message announcing that War will come to an end at 11 o'clock on November 18, 1918. MWS of soldier running through the battlefield waving his arms, dumbfounded soldiers hesitating, then as runner's message sinks in, leaping out of their trenches, taking off their helmets and dancing. WS of Canadian soldiers parading through a field, waving their helmets in celebration. HAS of celebration in densely-packed city street, the crowd waving and cheering, confetti fluttering through the air. WS of celebration on the Champs Elysées, huge crowd in the foreground and the Arc of Triumph in the background. HAS of another celebration in unidentified city, the crowd waving Italian flags. MCU of newspapers held by revellers announcing that Germany has surrendered, hats waving in the background.


Excerpt from
Paris (France), Italy, Mons
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, HDCAM SR
Shooting format
35mm dupe neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080