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    Warsaw, Poland.

    A new alliance (Soviet Block, Eastern European Block, Warsaw Pact) is formed as an answer to NATO - and proudly presented to the people.
    GV. Pan over crowds massed in square in Warsaw clapping their leaders, Russian Prime Minister Nikolai Bulganin, Russian military leaders, Generals Ivan Stepanovich Koniev, Georgi Zhukov etc., who are on platform. SV. Bulganin standing on platform, waving his hat to the crowds, & SCU. SV. Pan, massed crowds clapping. SV. Zukov, Bulganin, Peng Teh-Huai, China's Defence Minister, and others on platform clapping, & GV. GV. Massed crowds in square clapping. SCU. Premier of Poland, Josef Cyrankiewicz, speaking (natural sound). Voiceover overpowers the speech totally - nothing of the speech can be heard. SCU. Peng Teh-Huai listening. SV. Massed crowds listening. GV. Over speakers on platform to crowded square. SV. People clapping, & SCV. GV. Over peoples heads in square to platform with speakers, & LV. SV. Bulganin on platform speaking. SCU. Bulganin speaking (natural sound). Again - nothing of his speech can be heard. Bulganin mentions Marshal Koniev, Head of the Russian Ground Forces, and "liberator of Poland", and points at him, pan to Koniev who salutes. CU. Koniev standing at the salute looking very smug and pleased with himself. CU. Woman and her child in crowd. She is pointing out to the boy who the people on platform are, pan to a man clapping also - people clapping madly. CU. Man clapping. CU. Koniev standing at the salute looking even more pleased with himself. SV. Pan over now madly cheering and clapping crowd. SCU. Bulganin, he holds up his hand for silence, and goes on spouting (natural sound). GV. Pan over cheering mob.

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    Note: Extremely aggressive voiceover in this item does not allow viewer to hear any of the speeches. However, selected originals (combined print) contain most of the speeches - uninterrupted by voiceover.
    Note: Alternative spelling: Zukow / Zhukov, Koniev / Konev

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:39:00 / 01:17:50:00
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    Religion & Politics
    Temporary workspace: 8.10.2009 13:47 Cold War POST WAR - PARANOIA Zeitreisen NATO Online Newsreel Project The Berlin Wall 1950s Warsaw Warsaw Pact Cold War Britain in the Cold War Cold War The Berlin Wall The Berlin Wall
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