Following the death of Gottwald President Zapotocky takes over in Czechoslovakia.
GV. Funeral procession through Prague. SCU. Pan Former President Klement Gottwald in glass top coffin being drawn through streets. SV. Mourners following. GV.STV. Coffin arriving at the Pantheon. SV. Gottwald's family and other mourners. LV. Coffin on Pantheon steps lined with Czech soldiers pan up to Red Star and initials K.G. LV. Crowd surging forward. Top V. pan up to G.V. as crowd surge forward. Angle shot. Flag being pulled up from half mast.
SV. Pan new President's car arriving at the Vladislav Hall. SV. Guns firing salute. SV. Pan new President / Prime Minster Antonin Zapotocky and Aides advance to meet army leaders. SV. Officer saluting new President. SCU. Back view. Officer saluting new President. SV. Officers looking on, saluting. SV. Pan new President inspecting Guard of Honour.
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