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    Procession, with marchers in shape of a star and large bust of Masaryk, Gottwald watching.

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    Wenceslas Square, Prague, Czechoslovakia.

    Documentation states May day, the international day of all working people, Gottwald reviewed in his speech the successes achieved in the two year plan and in the first five year plan. He spoke of in remembrance of the fourth anniversary of the liberation of Czechoslovakia by the great Red Army of the Soviet Union.

    LS. Elevated pan units of the Czech armed forces gathered in Wenceslas Square for review. MS. President Klement Gottwald and Prime Minister Antonin Zapotocky driving past in car. They are standing up. MS. Troops standing to attention. MS. Back view troops lined up. MS. Gottwald addressing crowds from balcony. LS. Elevated massed assembly of troops. MS. Personalities listening. MS. and SCU. Troops standing to attention. SCU. Gottwald speaking. MS. Crowds lining street clapping. MS. People on platform clapping. LS. Elevated troops marching in parade. SCU. High ranking officers looking on. MS. Troops marching. (2 shots). LS. 'Planes flying in formation over head. MS. Crowds lining street waving. MS. Troops marching (3 shots). LS. Youth contingent led by athlete with banner walking in procession. LS. Girl athletes marching. LS. Elevated shot of youth contingent marching. (2 shots). MS. Gottwald waving. Youth marching in background. CU. Gottwald waving. MS. Youth carrying banners and portrait of Gottwald marching. MS. Youth carrying banners. LS. Elevated youth contingent in formation of Communist star marching. MS. Boy and girl mountaineers in procession. LS. Elevated troops parading. LS. Troops marching past reviewing stand. MS. Back view of Gottwald and Zapotocky watching parade. LS. Shots of the procession of workers (2 shots). MS. An effigy of Gottwald being pulled along in procession. NCU. Gottwald waving. MS. A model house being borne on shoulders of workers. MS. Workers with banners waving as they pass the President. MS. Nurses in procession. LS. Nurses in symbolic formation (Elevated). LS. Nurses walking along. MS. Gottwald and Zapotocky watching. MS. Flags passing camera.


    Note: Decomposing last 200' only (flashing white light).

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:27:00 / 01:52:38:00
    UN 2125 C

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