• Short Summary

    Russian soldiers killed in two world wars were honoured on Red Army Day, Feb 23, as officers, politicians and workers placed wreaths at a memorial in the Soviet military cemetery at Treptow, East Berlin.

  • Description

    1.
    TGV Russian and East Berlin leaders walking past East German troops with wreaths.
    4 ft

    2.
    SV Ditto.
    10 ft

    3.
    SV Pan.. Ditto.
    15 ft

    4.
    SV East German guard of honour.
    19 ft

    5.
    GV Pan down ... From Memorial Gardens to wreaths being carried up steps.
    28.5 ft

    6.
    CU Soldier on guard.
    31 ft

    7.
    SV Towards ... Wreath up steps followed by ... left to right ... Prof. Correns, SED Leader Walter Ulbricht, Gen. Silnikov, (Deputy C-in-C) Soviet Army in East Germany, Pervukhin (Russian Ambassador in E. Germany), and Dickmann (President of the East German Zone Parliament)
    47.5 ft

    8.
    SV Spectators at base of memorial.
    50 ft

    9.
    SV The above mentioned leaders (five)
    54 ft

    10.
    SV Spectators at base of memorial.
    57 ft

    11.
    SV Towards .. the leaders leaving the monument.
    62.5 ft

    12.
    SV East Berliners arriving to pay their respects.
    66 ft

    13.
    Rear V .. Ditto, monument in background.
    71.5 ft



    Initials KJ/MR/RL



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Russian soldiers killed in two world wars were honoured on Red Army Day, Feb 23, as officers, politicians and workers placed wreaths at a memorial in the Soviet military cemetery at Treptow, East Berlin.

    The ceremony was attended by the Soviet Ambassador in East Berlin, Pervukhin, and members of the East German regime, including party leader Herr Walter Ulbricht and the Speaker of the East German Parliament, Herr Dickmann. Leading Russian military representative was General Silnikov, Deputy C-in-C of the Soviet Army in East Germany.

    Wreaths were also laid at the Russian war memorial near the Brandenburg Gate. East German soldiers formed a guard of honour at this monument incongruously placed in the British sector of Berlin.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA57LER4N88MXLKRDSY4LRV8ARV
    Media URN:
    VLVA57LER4N88MXLKRDSY4LRV8ARV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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