Film ID:
YFA 1116

FIELD MARSHALL MONTGOMERY RECEIVES THE FREEDOM OF WAKEFIELD

1947

Visitor Tabs

Description

This newsreel documents Field Marshall Montgomery as he receives the Freedom of Wakefield in 1947.

Title-Field Marshall Montgomery receives Freedom of Wakefield, November 4th 1947.

The film begins with street scenes of Wakefield as the Mayor and Field Marshall Montgomery walk towards the Town Hall. Field Marshall Montgomery walks past the crowds of people who line the street.

He is presented a silver platter with a lid and is awarded the Freedom of the City on the steps of the Town Hall. There is a close-up of Field Marshall Montgomery and then the shot cuts to him standing on the steps watching as soldiers march past him. He stands and salutes the men as they pass.