The Liberation Day Parade arranged this year to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Czechoslovakia's and her capital's liberation by the Soviet Army can be said to have been less rich but mightier than in previous years.
Marching the parade are:
Units of military academies and the Jan Zizka Army High School.
In steel helmets-Units of army schools - The nucleus of the marching troops-
(in berets) People's militia - on foot
During the intermission-Ultrasonic jet planes
Transition-Parading tanks starting up
Motorized Infantry unit -
Frontier guard units with their watch dogs-
People's Militia units on trucks-
Parachute troops in jeeps-
Wheel and caterpillar steel-armed transport vehicles -
Artillery units -
Rockets (shown in previous parades). They are air to ground weapon -
New types of rocket weapons introduced by the Czechoslovak army
Conclusion - People manifestation Parade ground after the parade-improvised speech of the President-Shots showing tanks on their starting ground alternating with some features shown in the introduction part - Kids with soldiers on military tanks - Short address by Marshall of the USSR Koniev whose tank units, in May 1945 liberated the capital.
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Background: The Liberation Day Parade arranged this year to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Czechoslovakia's and her capital's liberation by the Soviet Army can be said to have been less rich but mightier than in previous years. There was no classical artillery and no engineer unit displayed this year but more tanks, ultrasonic jets and rocket weapons.
Our shots shows: By way of introduction the main thoroughfare of the quarter where the parade takes place previously to the latter. Motorized infantry units on the parade grounds are saluted by General of the Army Bohumir Lomsky, Minister of National Defense in the company of the Commander of the Parade Major General Prochazka.