German WWII surrender ceremony at Reims

VS Allied officials stand around at Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force as they wait for official surrender ceremony to begin; officials include Soviet Gen. Ivan Susloparov, USAF Lt. Gen. Walter Bedell Smith / Susloparov laughs as he stands with other officials / Allied representatives and German contingent (the latter facing away) seated at table; Germans include Alfred Jodl, Hans-Georg von Friedeburg, Wilhelm Oxenius; Bedell Smith presides over ceremony; photographers shoot photos as Susloparov signs document / rear shot man faces Bedell Smith across table; rear shot photographers stand in fg / Bedell Smith, standing, adjourns ceremony / VS Allied official (not inside the ceremony) examines fountain pen presumably used in ceremony / the ceremony breaks up


Clip #: 641251796HD
Collection: Sherman Grinberg Library
Date created: 07 May, 1945
Licence type: Rights-ready
Release info: Not released. More information
Clip length: 00:01:11:13
Location: Reims, France
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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