United News. Release 1052 (1945), Free Vote for France

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  • This World War II-era newsreel includes the following segments: 1. France holds its first free municipal elections since liberation. 2. Occupation forces in Heidelberg print a newspaper and distribute it to eager citizens. 3. A French ship is loaded with grain and potatoes in Canada; airplanes drop food to the Dutch in a UN operation. 4. German surrenders are received by General Montgomery from Admiral Friedeburg and by General Walter Smith from General Jodl; General Eisenhower speaks.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 16, 2010.
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  • Free Vote for France (1:21) -- Allied News for Germany (1:32) -- Food for Europe (2:17) -- Unconditional Surrender (4:00)
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