• Short Summary

    CZECHOSLOVAK PRESIDENT LUDVIK SVOBODA TODAY (THURSDAY) ATTENDED A SPECIAL CEREMONY TO MARK THE 24TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS COUNTRY'S LIBERATION FROM GERMAN OCCUPATION.

  • Description

    CZECHOSLOVAK PRESIDENT LUDVIK SVOBODA TODAY (THURSDAY) ATTENDED A SPECIAL CEREMONY TO MARK THE 24TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS COUNTRY'S LIBERATION FROM GERMAN OCCUPATION. THE SERVICE WAS HELD AT THE SOVIET MEMORIAL IN PRAGUE.

    THE CELEBRATIONS ARE LOW-KEYED THIS YEAR BECAUSE THE SOVIET UNION -- ONE OF THE LIBERATING POWERS IN 1945 -- STILL HAS TROOPS ON CZECHOSLOVAK SOIL FOLLOWING INTERVENTION BY WARSAW PACT TROOPS LAST SUMMER. THE PACT POWERS SAID THE ACTION WAS TAKEN TO FORESTALL A COUNTER-REVOLUTION WHICH THEY FEARED WOULD RESULT FROM THE LIBERAL REFORMS OF FORMER PARTY LEADER ALEXANDER DUBCEK.

    SOVIET AUTHORITIES -- AWARE OF THE MOOD OF THE CZECH PEOPLE -- HAVE NOT INSISTED ON LARGE SCALE NATIONAL CEREMONIES WHICH ARE TRADITIONAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7MZWEBXBFKPW6X0V40ILAX2GM
    Media URN:
    VLVA7MZWEBXBFKPW6X0V40ILAX2GM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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