• Short Summary

    Great Red Square Parade featuring fighters from the Spanish Civil War and Comrade Trotsky.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Anniversary of the October Revolution 1917-1936".

    Red Square, Moscow, Russia, USSR.

    Large Communist parade in Red Square. Communist fighters from the Spanish Civil War march through giving clench fist salutes. They are feted by the crowd and presented with medals. Lots of military men marching in Red Square and lots of military vehicles driving at some speed across the square. Among the dignitaries are Communists from China. Joseph Stalin is watching over the parade and we also get to see Leon Trotsky - not long before his down fall. Great footage of Red Square parade.

    N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    2735.01
    Media URN:
    80505
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1936
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:04:00 / 01:03:47:00
    Canister:
    UNI GAZ ROLL 32

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "we also get to see Leon Trotsky" - this refers to the man pictured at 02:36 - that man is, however, Mikhail Kalinin.....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikh
    ail_Kalinin

  2. jamied says

    As evidence that this isn't Trotsky, he was deported from the Soviet Union in 1929 and lived in exile in Turkey, France, Norway and then Mexico until his death in 1940.

    Moscow "show trials" in 1936, (the year of this clip), saw Trotsky tried (in absentia) for plotting to kill Stalin. A pretty compelling reason for him not to be present in the country in that year!

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