Various shots of Klement Gottwald, Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia, at an agricultural show
Prague, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic)
LS. Cars arriving, showing Industrial Palace in Prague where the Slav Agricultural Show is being held. CU. Klement Gottwald, Prime Minister, arrives, alights from car and is greeted by Duris, Minister of Agriculture. CU. Duris, side view, greeting a woman. CU. He greets anther woman and man. MS Gottwald and entourage walking round exhibition. LS Rear view of Gottwald and party entering the Industrial Palace. LS Inside the Industrial Palace, the crowded auditorium and platform with officials at far end, who include representatives of Slav nations - Poland, Soviet Union, Yugoslavia and Bulgaria. CU. Angle shot of officials seated on dais. CU. Gottwald speaking. LS Crowded hall from stage, audience applauding. LS and CU. Angle shot of Duris, Minister of Agriculture speaking. LS People in crowded hall applauding, from stage. LS Plaque with two "socialist realist" statues in front, pan to people looking around exhibition. CU. Gottwald and party going round the exhibition. LS Crowds looking round "Slav village" exhibit, which contains houses built in the various styles of Slav nations. CU. Side view of Gottwald sampling some delicacy of Slav cuisine, possibly the old Czech custom of salt and bread. LS Line of cattlemen with cattle at the auction market. CU. Gottwald and Duris seated, looking on. CU. Pigeons being released. CU. Gottwald and Duris stand, applauding. LS Good shot of 2000 mail pigeons from all Slav countries being released as a symbol of peace, pan to whole show ground.
Note: "Date received" on original paperwork, reads: 10/5/48.