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Summary: I. "Our dear Channel Islands." HMS Bulldog sails to Guernsey to liberate the Channel Islands. Destroyer anchors near German minesweeper and Lieutenant Zimmerman comes aboard to discuss terms, which are rejected. Major General Heine later signs the unconditional surrender documents, whereupon White Ensign replaces German Ensign on minesweeper. Jubilant crowds welcome British soldiers on shore; Union Jack is hoisted and German guard on Castle relieved by British. View of supply dump and departure of Vice Admiral Hüffmeier as prisoner.
II. "The other man's job. Clothing for war and peace." Ruins of a London clothing factory destroyed by a V1 rocket. However, machinery is salvaged from the ruins, and so the factory workers are able to continue to making clothes for the Army, and civilian outfits ready for demobbed men.
III. "Denmark and Norway hail the British." a. Air Commodore Darvell arrives by Dakota to receive German surrender in Norway but declines to shake hands with German Colonel. Jubilant crowds in Oslo. b. HMS Birmingham, Prinz Eugen and Nurnberg in Copenhagen port. Crowds welcome British sailors, the 6th Airborne Division and Montgomery and watch the departure of German personnel including women. New government is inaugurated by King Christian who drives through city in a carriage.