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Reel Number: 250011-24
Color: Black and White
Sound: SIL and SD
Year / Date: 1946
Location: Koshice Kosice,Prague
TC Begins: 22:12:16
TC Ends: 22:23:43
NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk 1946 - Czechoslovakia, Benes & Others Meeting; Orthodox Priests; Ext. National Museum Flag seen over rooftop being lowered, raised. 22:12:59 Int. of Parliament, voting tickets being collected from Parliament members, LS, MS. 22:13:26 Members rise as Benes enters, onto platform w/ others. SOF begins: Applause as he bows from podium. Anthem sung. MS & LS from side of room. 22:15:50 Benes into car; waves to crowd. Optical wipe. Ext. of Cathedral w/ large Soviet flag hanging & blowing in wind. 22:16:16 Int. w/ crowd standing, military officer crosses himself. 22:16:20 Priests enter next to ornate painting of Mother & Child; intercut w/ people crossing themselves, listening. Orthodox gives blessing. Overhead shot of priests & others performing religious ceremony. MS military officers (Soviet?) & civilians standing. CU priest w/ jeweled cross; spectators crossing themselves. 22:17:20 Optical wipe. Girl wearing crown of flowers blindfolded, draws numbers from large container. CU numbers. Men w/ paperwork recording. 22:17:45 10May45 First meeting of new Czech government in Koshice / Kosice, presided over by Prime Minister Fierlinger. CUs men listening, reading paperwork; discussing nationalization of industry. LS men around long table, one military officer. CU papers. 22:20:20 Men standing talking in groups, MCUs. 22:20:34 Men seated around U-shaped table, CUs, others behind; applauding Mr. Laushman, Minister of Industry explaining need for nationalization at head of table. 22:20:55 Man, Benes ?, at desk signing papers as men watch. CU sign new nationalization decree. Shaking hands w/ members of cabinet; possibly Klement Gottwald, Premier of Czechoslovakia w/ Benes as President. 22:21:23 Benes talking to men. 22:21:28 Czechoslovakian flags flying, soldiers. LS packed main street leading to National Museum, Wenceslas Square, Prague from high angle. 22:21:38 MS PM Fierlinger speaking outdoors at microphones. 22:21:50 High angle of motorcade arriving along avenue w/ enormous crowds lining street. Benes & ?? out of car, greeted. 22:22:21 Benes speaking at microphone, reading decree, MCU workers listening. LS of crowds in front of the National Museum; MCU Benes taking off glasses at end of speech. Seen waving to crowd from above & behind. 22:22:51 ?? speaking at microphones, Benes listening behind w/ others. Crowd shots . Tilt down front of Museum. 22:23:08 Workers standing & listening among girders & support scaffolding from war damage; pan to man reading speech in front. CUs. People walk thru. 22:23:33 Miners silhouetted listening; others listening. Post-WW2 Politics; NOTE: More information needs to be gathered to identify these people. Sold at per reel rate. NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk
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