• Short Summary

    Massive parade in Red Square - delegates from Spanish Civil War are there.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates unclear or unknown.

    Title reads: "The Celebration of the 1st of May - Moscow 1938"

    Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union, USSR.

    Top view of massive May Day parade in Red Square. Various pictures of Joseph Stalin and V I Lenin hang from the walls.

    Various close ups of people taking part in the parade. Sailors, soldiers, airmen and civilians. Stalin waves from the walls of the Kremlin. Crowds applaud as men march past with a banner announcing that they are delegates from Spain (this is presumably still during the Spanish Civil war). More delegates march past giving clenched fist salutes. A military officer rides up and down the ranks of troops - they shout in greeting.

    More shots of Generalissimo Stalin as civilian Communist Party members march past with banners. Children in the parade wave and smile - some wear the uniforms of young pioneers.

    People demonstrate folk dancing from one of the states. They are wearing traditional costume.

    Young people parade - the men carry flags, the women wave blossom covered branches. More shots of the massive parade. St Basil's Cathedral can be seen. Quick cut away to Spanish Communists. More shots of parade. CU of Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov waving. More shots of parade.

    N.B. Music ends after visuals.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    520.13
    Media URN:
    58120
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:39:00 / 01:43:33:00
    Canister:
    UN 58 R

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