• Short Summary

    THE PEOPLE OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA HAVE HAD THREE DAYS HOLIDAY TO CELEBRATE THE 51ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF THE CZECHOSLOVAK REPUBLIC.

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    THE PEOPLE OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA HAVE HAD THREE DAYS HOLIDAY TO CELEBRATE THE 51ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF THE CZECHOSLOVAK REPUBLIC.

    THE OLDER PEOPLE REMEMBER THE FOUNDING OF THE REPUBLIC, ON OCTOBER THE 28TH, 1918, BUT FOR THE YOUNG IT IS A STORY THEY LEARNED FROM THEIR PARENTS OR AT SCHOOL.

    BEFORE THE FIRST WORLD WAR, THE CZECHS AND SLOVAKS WERE PART OF THE AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN EMPIRE.

    DURING THE WAR THERE WAS A CAMPAIGN FOR FREEDOM FOR THE CZECHS AND SLOVAKS AND AFTER THE WAR THE ALLIES AGREED TO THIS AND CZECHOSLOVAKIA WAS FORMED. ONE OF THE LEADERS OF THE CAMPAIGN WAS TOMAS GARIGUE MASARYK WHO WAS TO BECOME THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC.

    APPRENTICED AT THE AGE OF 14 TO A LOCKSMITH, HE LATER STUDIED TO BE A TEACHER AND OBTAINED A DOCTORATE IN PHILOSOPHY IN VIENNA IN 1876.

    HIS POLITICAL CAREER BEGAN IN THE 1890s.

    HE WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT WHEN THE REPUBLIC WAS FORMED IN 1918 AT THE END OF THE WAR AND HE WAS RE-ELECTED THREE TIMES -- IN 1920, 1927 AND 1934 -- BEFORE RESIGNING IN 1935.

    WHEN HE DIED IN 1937 HE WAS MOURNED BY THE ENTIRE NATION, AND IS REMEMBERED TODAY WITH GREAT RESPECT. MANY PEOPLE TRAVEL TO MASARYK'S GRAVE IN THE TOWN OF LANY TO PAY TRIBUTE ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF THE REPUBLIC.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABCSRQEW1HU2G2B2Z8XR2P2YWO
    Media URN:
    VLVABCSRQEW1HU2G2B2Z8XR2P2YWO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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