Colour Footage Red Beret's Liberation of Copenhagen, Denmark May 1945

Discussion in 'Airborne' started by brithm, May 8, 2020.

  1. brithm

    brithm Senior Member

    Just come across some colour footage of Red Beret's at Kastrup airfield and Copenhagen in May 1945.

    I have said Red Berets as a selection of men from 1st and 6th Airborne Division were sent to Denmark and Norway as part of Operation Doomsday; not sure which they are here. Pretty sure there is an 1st Airborne Division officer in the Kastrup watch tower.

    This is rare colour footage of the British airborne that was not in Greece or English airfields.

    There is also the 2819 LAA RAF Regiment, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force & Montgomery.

    This is from PVT.Snafu who has excellent videos! This is a good 20 minutes worth!




     
  2. idler

    idler GeneralList

    Wonderful, wonderful!
     
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  3. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    Thanks for posting this, it is indeed a very worthwhile 20 minute watch - lots of little details to see and great seeing the lads who had spent the previous years at war relaxing and being treated as heroes, signing autographs, showing kids round the ships etc with smiles on their faces and I imagine a big sense of relief - its impossible to imagine how it feels to be liberator or liberated, both must be incredible emotions and memories to keep for a lifetime - respect to them all
     
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  4. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron

    Thanks, passed on AM today to a Danish friend who had not seen this and he is passing it onto Danes in Denmark.:)
     
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  5. brithm

    brithm Senior Member

    Some highlights from the reel. The officer in Kastrup watchtower wears Welch Regiment beret, this might be 6 Para?
     

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  6. brithm

    brithm Senior Member

    Here is black and white video of British paratroopers at Slagelse, Denmark (May 1945) they are armed with the 'Jungle Carbine' Lee Enfield rifle No. 5 Mk I. Slagelse is on Zealand, South-West of Copenhagen.



    Called Slagelse the last frame is 'Slut' meaning over/end in Danish.
     

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  7. brithm

    brithm Senior Member

    The first Englishman in Næstved, Denmark (April/May 1945) paratroopers 19:01



     

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