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  • Short Summary

    Large parade in Red Square in Moscow - probably in 1949.

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    c 1949

    Various shots of May Day parade in Red Square, Moscow, Russia. Quintessential shots of marching military.

    L/S of dignitaries on the balcony (including Stalin and Molotov?). Air to air shot of aircraft flying in formation. C/U of Russian pilot in in cockpit of his plane - looks to be in flight. Low angle shot of planes flying over the Kremlin. C/U of Stalin looking up at them. Various shots of military aircraft flying over Red Square. Shots of the crowd looking up. Stalin salutes the fly past. Military personnel watch the fly past through binoculars. Soldiers march past the balcony. High angle shot of horse drawn carriages. Low angle shot of much decorated military personnel on the balcony. Many medals.

    Military vehicles are driven past. Tanks. Army lorries filled with military personnel, armaments, cannons, guns, etc. etc. Various C/Us of people in the crowd. Crowds wave and cheer. Generals wave from the balcony. Various shots of smiling women parading past the balcony. C/U of Stalin saluting. Parading civilians smile, wave applaud and cheer. Children on their parents shoulders and Stalin seems to react to them. One young boy waves a trumpet and Stalin pretends to be conducting a band.

    A young girl gets very excited when she sees Stalin and points him out to her young brother. Stalin takes his hat off to the crowd. Ecstatic women wave. High angle shot of vast crowds amassing.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:20:29:00 / 01:25:39:00

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