British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery presides over signing of German WWII surrender at Luneburg Heath

In British HQ tent at Luneburg Heath, German Rear Adm. Gerhard Wagner signs instrument of surrender of all German forces in Holland, NW Germany, and Denmark; British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery looks on; SOT Montgomery announces Col. Fritz Poleck, who signs the document; Montgomery calls forth Maj. Hans Jochen Freidel to sign last; Montgomery begins to sit / SOT seated Montgomery reads portion of instrument re cessation of hostilities on 5/5/45 [hand wipes camera lens, obscures shot] / CU SOT seated Montgomery, wearing eyeglasses and speaking into two microphones, reads portions regarding German obedience of Allied orders and legalese / officer signs


Clip #: 641250636HD
Collection: Sherman Grinberg Library
Date created: 04 May, 1945
Licence type: Rights-ready
Release info: Not released. More information
Clip length: 00:02:10:13
Location: Germany
Mastered to: QuickTime 10-bit ProRes 422 (HQ) HD 1920x1080 23.98p More information
Originally shot on: 35mm B/W Neg
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Source: Grinberg, Paramount, Pathe Newsreels
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