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Canadian Army Newsreel No. 72

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72.1 Victory in the West Enemy Surrenders to Monty: At the 21st Army Group Advance Headquarters tent, field Marshal Bernard Montgomery accepts the unconditional surrender of General Admiral von Friedeburg and his comrades; Montgomery reads the proclamation (actuality sound); von Friedeburg signs it, followed by other German officers and Montgomery; the signed document; German servicemen in tanks and horse carts; German cablemen meet Canadian signallers to link communications cables together; at a conference, General Johannes Blaskowitz and staff receives direction from General Charles Foulkes and his staff; an equipment dump. 72.2 V.E. Day Celebrated Huge crowds gather in London; British Prime Minister Winston Churchill makes the announcement of the impending surrender (actuality sound) as the crowds listen; celebrations; the Royal Family, accompanied by Churchill, makes an appearance on the balcony of Buckingham palace; King George makes a speech (actuality sound); Dutch crowds rejoice; General H.D.G. Crerar gives a speech (actuality sound, no visuals of Crerar); the celebration continues in London all night. To order the complete six DVD set of The Canadian Army Newsreels, please visit http://www.waramps.ca/military/canr.html.