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  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    American newsreel item.

    Czech ambassador to USA - Dr. Juraj Slavik - resigns, defying red bosses. Washington DC, United States of America (USA).

    Various shots Slavik posing in front of press cameraman and photographers. Slavik speaks to camera (natural sound):

    "I constantly claimed that Czechoslovakia is a real democracy. That freedom of speech, freedom of conscience and freedom of worship is fully preserved in my country, I cannot say so any longer. Czechoslovakia has become fully totalitarian Police State. I have decided to fight for Czechoslovak Democracy. I am representative of free Czechoslovakia and I cannot accept the Government nominated by President Benes under duress and terror."

    M/S Czech coat of arms above door of embassy. L/S Slavik in hat coming out of Embassy.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    68069
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    2525.03
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:36:00 / 01:04:38:00
    Canister:
    UN 2194 F
    Sort Number:
    UN 2194 F
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Religion & Politics
    WorkSpaces
    Czechoslovak Politicians in Exile WWII Freedom of Speech
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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