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    Bodies of US airmen shot down over Czechoslovakia are exhumed and sent back to USA.

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    Unissued / unused material.

    Exhumation of US Airmen near Slavincin, Eastern Moravia - Bodies of American Airmen shot down over Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic) during the war, are exhumed and handed over to the U.S. Army for reburial in the USA.

    Panning shot countryside, pan to crowds around a church. Pan from church to flower covered graves. M/S coffins covered in American flags. M/S local women watching ceremony. M/S US airmen watching. C/U coffin. M/S Czech soldiers drilling. Various shots coffins being towed behind US army trucks, as they pass crowds people throw flowers onto the coffins. Various shots large procession of civilians and soldiers following coffins as they pass through town.

    Date given on old record is 19/09/1946.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:01:45:00
    UN 1548 F

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  1. Historical club Slavicin says

    Hi, I`m interrested in this event. And I don`t understand to "duration" of this film. Is it 1 minute and 44 seconds or 1 hour and 44 minutes? Isn`t this available video only a prewiev of any longer film? I`m interested to buy it.

    Thanks for your answer.

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