The Hungarian Minister of National Defence, Lajos Czinege, swore in the new officers of the People's Army of Hungary in Budapest last Friday (20 August).
SV ZOOM OUT TO GV officers march onto parade ground
SV ZOOM OUT officers come to attention
SV PAN Minister of National Defence, Lajos Czinege takes salute (2 shots)
MV Military officials and guests
SV Officer reads out military oath
SCU ZOOM OUT passing out officers repeating oath
SV PAN other officers ditto
SV ZOOM OUT Lajos Czinege speaks
SV Press PAN ACROSS TO Czinege speaking
SV Officers march from parade ground
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Background: The Hungarian Minister of National Defence, Lajos Czinege, swore in the new officers of the People's Army of Hungary in Budapest last Friday (20 August). Earlier in the month Hungarian units took part in military manoeuvres with Soviet and Czechoslovak forces. At the same time, Pravda, the Soviet communist party newspaper, writes that Europeans must not feel complacent because there has been 25 years of peace on the continent.
The coverage of the passing out parade comes from Hungarian TV.
SYNOPSIS: New officers of the People's Army of Hungary were sworn in outside Parliament House and the State Flag in Budapest on Friday.
The officers made their oath to the Minister of National Defence, Lajos Czinege. In the last few years the celebration has become a tradition on the 20th of August, the celebration of the constitution.
The officers will be joining active units....some of them took part in manoeuvres earlier this month with Soviet and Czechoslovak forces. These were interpreted by President Tito of Yugoslavia as undue pressure on his country. President Tito has announced he will hold his own military manoeuvres in the autumn.
The Minister reminded the new officers of the proud military history of Hungary, and of their duty towards the army.