"Surrender of the German forces at Luneburg Heath to 21st Army Group". Commentary by Chester Wilmot, Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery reading the Instrument of Surrender.

Place Europe: Germany
Accession Number S00133
Collection type Sound
Measurement 10 min 37 sec
Object type Ceremony or Event recording
Physical description sound disc (shellac); 78 rpm
Maker Wilmot, Reginald William Winchester (Chester)
Place made Germany: Luneburg
Date made 4 May 1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

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Description

Chester Wilmot commentates as he watches the German surrender ceremony at Luneburg Heath on 4 May 1945. Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery then reads out the Instrument of Surrender, and introduces the Officers as they come forward to sign the document. Montgomery is the last to sign the document and states that the formal ceremony is now concluded, and that some other matters must now be discussed in private.

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