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  • Short Summary

    Political trial in former Czechoslovakia, judges pass sentence.

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    Bratislava, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic)

    MS Prisoners, who include Otto Obuch and Jan Ursiny (on trial for treason, for preparing to separate Slovakia and Czechoslovakia, plotting against the Republic, betraying state and military secrets), are brought into the State Court in Bratislava. Pan to prisoners sitting on bench. CU. Crowds in the courtroom. MS Prisoners, wearing armbands, rise and judges enter, pan to judges entering. CU. Crowds on courtroom standing. CU. Judge Bodrna rising, with two other judges. MS Prisoners standing to receive sentence (which was 30 years jail for Obuch and 7 years for Ursiny). (2 shots). CU. Judge reading sentence. MS Prisoners standing listening to sentence. CU. Side view, judge reading sentence. CU. One of the prisoners. CU. Priest with another prisoner. CU. Three prisoners. MS Prisoners standing.

    Note: "Date received" on original paperwork, reads: 10/5/48.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:22:00 / 01:51:14:00
    UN 1923 B

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