• Short Summary

    Czech ambassador to USA, Dr. Juraj Slavik, resigns, objecting to Communist leaders.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    American newsreel item.

    Czech ambassador to USA - Dr. Juraj Slavik - resigns, defying red bosses. Washington DC, United States of America (USA).

    Various shots Slavik posing in front of press cameraman and photographers. Slavik speaks to camera (natural sound):

    "I constantly claimed that Czechoslovakia is a real democracy. That freedom of speech, freedom of conscience and freedom of worship is fully preserved in my country, I cannot say so any longer. Czechoslovakia has become fully totalitarian Police State. I have decided to fight for Czechoslovak Democracy. I am representative of free Czechoslovakia and I cannot accept the Government nominated by President Benes under duress and terror."

    M/S Czech coat of arms above door of embassy. L/S Slavik in hat coming out of Embassy.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2525.03
    Media URN:
    68069
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:36:00 / 01:04:38:00
    Canister:
    UN 2194 F

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