• Short Summary

    CZECH PRESIDENT LUDVIK SVOBODA TODAY (THURSDAY) VISITED SOVIET TROOPS AT AN UNSPECIFIED LOCATION IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA AS THE COUNTRY BEGAN CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE 24TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS LIBERATION FROM THE NAZIS BY SOVIET FORCES IN WORLD WAR TWO.

  • Description

    CZECH PRESIDENT LUDVIK SVOBODA TODAY (THURSDAY) VISITED SOVIET TROOPS AT AN UNSPECIFIED LOCATION IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA AS THE COUNTRY BEGAN CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE 24TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS LIBERATION FROM THE NAZIS BY SOVIET FORCES IN WORLD WAR TWO.
    DURING HIS VISIT, PRESIDENT SVOBODA INSPECTED THE TROOPS AND TOOK THEIR SALUTE AS THEY STAGED A MARCH-PAST. HE ALSO SAW A SPECIAL MILITARY DISPLAY BY SOVIET ARMY AND AIR FORCE UNITS.
    WITH HIM WERE CZECH PARTY CHIEF GUSTAV HUSAK AND PREMIER OLDRICH CERNIK. THEY WERE GREETED BY SOVIET GENERAL MAYOROV.
    JOINT CZECH-SOVIET ARMY FRIENDSHIP MEETINGS ARE TO BE HELD LATER THIS WEEK FOR THE ANNIVERSARY.
    PRAGUE RADIO DESCRIBED THE VISIT TODAY AS WARM AND COMRADELY.
    MAY 9TH (FRIDAY) IS LIBERATION DAY BUT PRAGUE LEADERS, WARY OF POSSIBLE ANTI-SOVIET INCIDENTS, HAVE CANCELLED THE LARGE-SCALE DEMONSTRATIONS WHICH ARE TRADITIONALLY HELD IN THE CAPITAL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3N39BV9S6AVB9HBS25C5E3VS2
    Media URN:
    VLVA3N39BV9S6AVB9HBS25C5E3VS2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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