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    Memorial statue for Czechoslovakia is unveiled in USA.

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    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.

    United States of America (USA).

    Unveiling of memorial statue. Various shots two men and woman looking at statue of family looking frightened, above words: "lest we forget". C/U one man with large beard - the sculptor? The woman (translator?) then gives short speech thanking America for remembering the plight of those in Czechoslovakia.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:19:00 / 01:22:01:00
    UN 706 E

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The "Lioises" in the title is incorrect.

    The statue is called "Lest We Forget Lidice", and is by the American sculptor Jo Davidson, (currently described in the shots list as "man with large beard - the sculptor?"). A photo of Davidson, for confirmation, can be seen here....


    The statue remembers the town of Lidice in Czechoslovakia, where altogether around 340 people died due to Nazi reprisals following the killing of Reinhard Heydrich.

    Confirming this, the lady says "Lidice" at 00:27.

  2. jamied says

    Further research has thrown up some more detail - it can be determined from the attached article dated 17 October 1942 that the statue, (pictured in the article), was unveiled on 11 October 1942.

    The article also tells us that the location is the Associated American Artists Galleries, New York.


    Note that the statue is called simply "Lest We Forget", rather than my earlier suggestion of Lest We Forget Lidice.

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