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V.E. Celebrations at Newport May 1945

Beautifully presented production from The Newport and District Amateur Film Society which gives a real flavour of city celebrations on Victory in Europe Day (8th May 1945).

Amateur film 1945 9 mins Silent

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There is a place in Newport’s victory parade for every organisation that contributed to the successful war effort so as well as the armed forces there are representatives from e.g. the St. John’s Ambulance Brigade, the WVS [Women’s Voluntary Service], the Post Office and local industries – Lysaghts (i.e. The Orb Steelworks), Northern Aluminium and New Crown Forgings. The streets are chock-a-block, the city’s substantial buildings bedecked with flags.