• Short Summary

    THE BIGGEST SHOW OF SOVIET MILITARY MIGHT IN PEACETIME ROLLED THROUGH RED SQUARE IN MOSCOW TODAY (SUNDAY) TO MARK THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SURRENDER OF NAZI GERMANY AT THE END OF WORLD WAR II.

  • Description

    THE BIGGEST SHOW OF SOVIET MILITARY MIGHT IN PEACETIME ROLLED THROUGH RED SQUARE IN MOSCOW TODAY (SUNDAY) TO MARK THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SURRENDER OF NAZI GERMANY AT THE END OF WORLD WAR II. SENIOR MILITARY LEADERS WATCHED THE PARADE FROM THE TOP OF THE LENIN MAUSOLEUM. MARSHAL RODION MALINOVSKY, THE SOVIET DEFENCE MINISTER, TOOK THE SALUTES. MR. LEONID BREZHNEV. THE COMMUNIST PARTY FIRST SECRETARY, AND MR. ALEXEI KOSYGIN, THE PRIME MINISTER, ALSO WATCHED THE PARADE.

    THE PARADE BEGAN WITH A MARCH PAST OF TROOPS LED BY SOLDIERS CARRYING THE BATTLE-STAINED CRIMSON BANNER WHICH WAS UNFURLED OVER THE BERLIN REICHSTAG IN 1945.

    THE PARADE WAS HIGHLIGHTED BY A DISPLAY OF ROCKETS RANGING FROM SMALL ANTI-TANK MISSILES FOUR-APIECE ON THE BACK OF SCOUT CARS, TO GIANT 117 FOOT (6 METRE) SPACE ROCKETS, CLAIMED TO BE SIMILAR TO THOSE WHICH BOOST SOVIET COSMONAUTS INTO ORBIT.

    OVER ONE HUNDRED TANKS ROLLED PAST THE REVIEWING STAND, AND THE CEREMONY INCLUDED THE BIGGEST DISPLAY OF SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILES EVER TO TAKE PART IN RED SQUARE PARADE.

    IN A SPEECH DURING THE PARADE, MARSHAL MALINOVSKY PAID TRIBUTE TO THE "COURAGE AND RESISTANCE" OF RUSSIA'S WARTIME ALLIES. BUT HE ALSO ACCUSED THE AMERICAN "RULES OF THE IMPERIALIST CAMP" OF THREATENING MANKIND WITH WAR. HE SAID THEY HAD ENCOURAGE WEST GERMAN "REVENGE SEEKERS".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA31828XG11DW0UTH26R0D6N4T8
    Media URN:
    VLVA31828XG11DW0UTH26R0D6N4T8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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