• Short Summary

    Celebrations of Liberation Day in Czechoslovakia with strong Russian presence.

  • Description

    Czechoslovakia.

    Various shots as wreaths are laid at a large war memorial in Prague which commemorates the liberation of Czechoslovakia by the Russians at the end the Second World War during Liberation Day anniversary celebrations. Czech dignitaries including Alexander Dubcek and Russian army leaders are present. Various shots as Czech president Svoboda accompanied by high ranking Russian army officers visit Russian army unit still camping in Prague area after the 1968 summer crisis. Ludvik Svoboda is shown around by Russian Colonel General Majorov and gifts are exchanged at the end of visit. Various shots of the firework display over the city of Prague at night. Field guns aid the display with a star shell barrage.

    (F/G Comb.)

    Date found in the old record - 02/06/1969. Czech voiceover.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3005.17
    Media URN:
    85973
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1969
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:21:00 / 01:39:55:00
    Canister:
    UN 4447 H

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