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    Location: Gniezno, Poland

    A mass is held in Poland to celebrate the one thousandth anniversary of the Polish State.

    LV. of Catholic Cathedral at Gniezno looking across lake. VS. Streets in Gniezno and the cathedral, decorations everywhere. BCU. of the St. Vojciech Bell tolling. VS. The religious procession and a statue of Christ is carried. Cardinal Vyshinsky walks under a canopy.

    VS. Inside Cathedral the sermon is delivered by Cardinal Vyshinsky to the congregation that includes priests and nuns. VS. Cardinal Vyshinsky at altar in front of massed open air congregation.

    VS. Views of massed crowds in large square in Poland. The crowds are quiet as they listen to the religious leaders. CU. Minister of Defence Marshal Spychalski and President of Poland Wladyslaw Gomulka addressing massed crowd. GV. Crowds in front of Cathedral in Poznan.

    VS. Cardinal Vyshinsky in cathedral lays wreath at tomb of King Mieszko I who introduced Christianity to Poland. VS. The Cardinal pushing through crowds outside and addressing them.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:58:00 / 01:07:24:00
    UN 4134 D
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    UN 4134 D
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    Lifestyle & Culture Religion & Politics
    wyszynski Poland Gomulka
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