Eastern European version of public reaction the last illness and death of Stalin.
Prague and various other locations, Czechoslovakia. Cut story from Czech newsreel (no commentary).
Pan down from sky to GV Prague in the rain (March 1953). Shots of Prague streets. People reading public notices about Stalin's illness. CU Newspapers announcing Stalin's illness. MS family listening to radio. CU radio. GV misty morning on the river. VS flags at half mast VS people in streets, standing around, buying and reading papers. CU headline about Stalin. VS huge poster of Stalin on side of building. MS two women putting flowers under a picture of Stalin in a display case on the street (picture of Lenin next to him). CUs of women crying in the street. VS black flags and mourning tributes in Prague. Wreaths being laid on Stalin's monument at Letna by Young Pioneers. Remembrance meeting in various locations: the Stalin Mine at Ostrava, Klement Gottwald blast furnaces at Kuncice, Stalin Works at Zaluzi, Tatra factory and the Faculty of Arts in Prague. Flowers laid at the Stalin bust at Soviet Embassy and at the Stalin Monument at Bratislava. Remembrance meeting in Vaclavske Square, Prague, attended by Premier Antonin Zapotocky and Deputy Premier Siroky. CU flame of remembrance.
Dupe.Neg. Reel 2 in UN 2830 A