LS. Night view of Prague showing river. Various shots of the illuminated buildings at night - great buildings. LS. General view of Prague in mist. MS. The French Ambassador and other members of the Diplomatic Corps being greeted by President of Czechoslovakia, Klement Gottwald - they have come to celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the republic. Various shots of the French Ambassador, Mr Maurice Dejean, talking to President Gottwald presenting congratulations on behalf of the Diplomatic Corps. MS. President Gottwald signing the decree for the first Czech 5 year plan. CU. The signed document. Behind are Dr John President of the National Assembly, Prime Minister Antonin Zatotocky, President of the Economic Council, Dr Cutarata and many other dignitaries. CU. President Gottwald rises and chats with Ministers behind. Pan along Ministers. MS. President Gottwald talking with Ministers.
LS. General view of Prague in mist - two shots. LS. Crowds in street, pan up length of street. MS. Exterior view of building in Wenceslas Square. MS. Crowds waving. LS. & CU. President Gottwald waving to crowds from balcony. Various shots of the President Gottwald addressing crowd and the crowd cheering - natural sound. He talks about the republic, crowd shouting slogans. MS. President Gottwald driving off in car. He waves as it passes camera.
Various shots of the steel workers in the new blast furnace at Trinec, the most modern in central Europe, which marks the beginning of the Five Year Plan. Dignitaries watching the men working, more shots of the men working. Minister, unknown which, shakes hands with the workers.
Date found in the old record - 08/11/1948. Czech voiceover.