• Short Summary

    Visnews filmed at Regensburg, Western Germany, Denek Zemanek and his wife, who escaped from Czechoslovakia by plane November 17.

  • Description

    Visnews filmed at Regensburg, Western Germany, Denek Zemanek and his wife, who escaped from Czechoslovakia by plane November 17.

    Both are members of the Czech flying club, and their dash for freedom began when they were towing gliders. After releasing a glider, they turned their planes westwards, and prepared to run to gauntlet.

    As they sped towards Germany they wondered how soon it would be before the Czech Air Force took up the chase or anti-aircraft batteries sight them and open up.

    Fortunately they landed safely in a field near Regensburg.

    Denek and his wife both teachers and they fled the country because of restrictions on church-going.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5TTMAD2FKSY1CW1SGEPRUS7SG
    Media URN:
    VLVA5TTMAD2FKSY1CW1SGEPRUS7SG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/11/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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