• Short Summary

    Communists take over Czechoslovakia.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "CZECHOSLOVAKIA".

    Prague, Czechoslovakia.

    Various shots of Prague, Czechoslovakia. Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini at a meeting. Signing of a pact at Munich (two shots, Chamberlain seen signing). Street. Cars drawn up at door. Communist Premier Gottwald walks into room and shakes hands with President Benes and others. Another shot of the group. Gottwald shakes hands with more dignitaries. He delivers an ultimatum demanding single party government.

    Various shots of the people seated at meeting - looks like a party congress. Close up shot of banners showing hammer and sickle. Gottwald waving from stand. Close up shot of Gottwald waving from stand. Banners passing in procession.

    Long shot of the airport, Gottwald walking towards plane. Group of men including communist politician Nosek - he is centre figure in black suit. Gottwald shaking hands with several men. Group including Ripka - 1st on left in 2nd row.

    General view of City Square - mass gathering. Crowds. Deputy Foreign Minister Zorin speaking. Side shot of crowds listening. Zorin speaking and people clapping. Close up shot of flags.

    Close up shot of Jan Masaryk and Benes. Close up shot of photograph of Benes. Close up shot of photograph of Stalin.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:42:00 / 01:33:47:00

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