• Short Summary

    DURING A BREAK IN TALKS AT THE COMMUNIST SUMMIT IN BRATISLAVA, IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA, SOVIET AND CZECH DELEGATES LAID WREATHES AT THE RED ARMY MEMORIAL.

  • Description

    DURING A BREAK IN TALKS AT THE COMMUNIST SUMMIT IN BRATISLAVA, IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA, SOVIET AND CZECH DELEGATES LAID WREATHES AT THE RED ARMY MEMORIAL.

    THE CEREMONY WAS TO HONOUR SOVIET TROOPS WHO DIED LIBERATING BRATISLAVA DURING WORLD WAR TWO. LAST NIGHT A COMMUNIQUE WAS SIGNED TO END THE SIX-NATION SUMMIT. BEFORE THE SIGNING, THE EAST GERMAN LEADER, WALTER ULBRICHT, WAS BOOED AS HE ARRIVED FOR THE CEREMONY. THE SOVIET PARTY LEADER, LEONID BREZHNEV, WAS CHEERED BY THE CROWD. THE CZECHOSLOVAKIAN COMMUNIST CHIEF, ALEXANDER DUBCEK, HAD RED ROSES THROWN OVER HIM BY AN UNKNOWN WOMAN.

    BRATISLAVA, CZECHOSLOVAKIA'S THIRD CITY, IS THE CAPITAL OF SLOVAKIA, AND IS A HISTORIC PORT ON THE DANUBE NEAR THE BORDERS OF AUSTRIA AND HUNGARY. IT HAS AS POPULATION OF ABOUT 275,000 AND IS ONLY 35 MILES (ABOUT 56 KILOMETRES) EAST OF VIENNA. IN 1961 THE FORMER SOVIET PREMIER, NIKITA KRUSHCHEV MET OTHER COMMUNIST EASTERN EUROPEAN LEADERS TO BRIEF THEM ON HIS VIENNA TALKS WITH THE LATE PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY.

    DURING TODAY'S (SATURDAY) WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY, THERE WAS BRIEF SCUFFLING AS NEWSMEN TRIED TO GET CLOSE TO THE COMMUNIST DELEGATES. ONE CAMERAMAN WAS STRUCK ON THE HEAD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA92QLQI8K893F6OGPZZU0BF1TF
    Media URN:
    VLVA92QLQI8K893F6OGPZZU0BF1TF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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