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Title:MAJOR GENERAL EDWIN OTWAY HERBERT, BRITISH COMMANDANT, BERLIN, WITH THE BRITISH ARMY IN AND AROUND BERLIN, 1948 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:MIL 64
Summary: A compilation film presented to Major General Edwin Otway Herbert, General Officer Commanding British Troops, Berlin, and British Commandant, Berlin, on his promotion to the War Office as Director of the Territorial Army and Cadets in 1949. Film features Major General Herbert officiating at a number of official events in and around Berlin, during 1948.
Description: Opening title: "THE FOLLOWING SEQUENCES OF EVENTS ARE PRESENTED TO MAJ. GEN. E. O. HERBERT CB, CBE, DSO, GOC BRITISH TROOPS BERLIN, AS A MEMENTO OF MAJOR EVENTS AT WHICH HE OFFICIATED IN 1948".
"THE VISIT OF FIELD MARSHAL THE VISCOUNT MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN, KC, GCB, DSO, CIGS, TO BERLIN ON APRIL 6TH AND 7TH, 1948": Field Marshal Montgomery arrives at RAF Gatow in his personal aircraft, Douglas Dakota IV KN628, where he is greeted by Major General Herbert. Field Marshal Montgomery inspects troops, and visits the NAAFI Club on the airfield.
"THE OPENING OF THE FREY BRIDGE ON 16TH DECEMBER 1948": Major General Herbert officiates at the reopening of the Freybrücke bridge in Spandau, Berlin, the original of which had been destroyed in a bombing raid during the Second World War. After the opening ceremony has taken place the bridge is officially declared open and locals throng over the bridge.
"HIS MAJESTY THE KING'S BIRTHDAY PARADE BERLIN 1948": Major General Herbert leads King George V's birthday parade in Berlin.
"FILM SECTION, INFORMATION SERVICES BRANCH, MILITARY GOVERNMENT, WISH MAJ. GEN. E. O. HERBERT EVERY SUCCESS IN HIS NEW APPOINTMENT":