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A Bedfordshire village celebrates Allied victory in the Pacific with a street party, captured in full colour by amateur filmmaker and Aspley Guise resident A.R. Sinfield.
Amateur film 1945 5 mins Silent
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Three months after celebrating victory in Europe, the Bedfordshire village of Aspley Guise return to the streets to celebrate the official end of the War, as Japan surrender to the Allied Forces in the Pacific region. Streets are decorated once again, here, in Duke Street and The Square parties are held. Young and old revel, some in fancy dress costume, but all proudly flying the red, white and blue of Britain and their Allied counterparts, the United States of America.
Documentary 1946 21 mins
Soldiers from the far reaches of the British Empire arrive in London to take part in the official commemoration of the end of war in Europe.
Amateur film 1945 9 mins Silent Location: Newport/Casnewydd
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).
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Non-Fiction 1945 40 mins Silent Location: Kingston upon Hull
After nearly six years at war the people of Hull show their relief and joy through dancing, children’s parties and other celebrations seen here breaking out all across the city.
Amateur film 1942 19 mins Silent Location: Sheffield
Military men and women from Sheffield put on a show from 1942-1947 in this patriotic compilation film.
Amateur film 1945 2 mins Silent Location: Woodford
Jubilant crowds gather to celebrate VE Day and the end of the war in Europe. Banners are raised above bomb damaged streets and buildings.
Amateur film 1941 10 mins Silent Location: Aspley Guise
The garden of Ivy Cottage, filmed in Kodachrome for the vibrancy of summer blooms, and sombre black-and-white for the winter, snowy scenes.
Amateur film 1944 21 mins Silent Location: Aspley Guise
A Bedfordshire village takes part in a national wartime fundraising effort; captured in full colour by amateur filmmaker and Aspley Guise resident A.R. Sinfield.
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Sunderland
Durham Light Infantry veterans collect their medals for valour in the Boer War.
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