• Short Summary

    Four days after Major Gagarin's space flight, Moscow was still actively celebrating the new hero....?

  • Description

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    SV Pedestrians in Gorki Street
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    CU Poster commemorating flight on lamppost
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    CU Father with small son pan to window display of rocket
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    CU Picture of dogs Belka & Strelka
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    MV Umbrella suggesting rocket in flight in window
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    CU Picture of Gagarin tilt down to Russian superimposed on globe
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    CU Picture of Gagarin as car mascot
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    MV Pedestrians study posters of Gagarin
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    ZOOM to CU Gagarin face
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    MV Tilt up from women's feet to paper being read
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    CU Hand writing on souvenir postcard
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    CU Small child studying picture of rocket
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    CU Man reading newspaper headlines with picture of Gagarin
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    SV Women marching with flags in Red Square
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    CV Rear/View-Women with flags leave square
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Four days after Major Gagarin's space flight, Moscow was still actively celebrating the new hero.... the space-age Columbus, as he has been called.

    Wherever you looked in the city, there were signs of jubilation - portraits of Yuri Gagarin were everywhere... in windows on streetlamps, on cars and in the newspapers. Women carrying flags marched through Red Square in honour of the hero.

    There were rumours that a luxurious new flat in Moscow would be provided for Major Gagarin and his family.

    But as the celebrations continued, one of the intriguing questions still wrapped in mystery was, how did the space pioneer make the return to earth? At a press conference, Major Gagarin himself would not say: according to Moscow Radio, witnesses say him float to earth by parachute.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8XCBLM5DT3URC6H0TQ8BX6LMW
    Media URN:
    VLVA8XCBLM5DT3URC6H0TQ8BX6LMW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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