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Misc. USSR: WWI - Russian Revolution - Trotsky Speech - Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

Reel Number: 220675-13

Color: Black and White

Sound: SIL and SD

Year / Date: 1914-1937

Country: Belarus,Mexico ?,Russia,USSR

Location: Brest-Litovsk,Petrograd

TC Begins: 07:42:35

TC Ends: 07:52:05

Duration: 00:09:30

Misc. USSR: WWI - Russian Revolution - Trotsky Speech - Treaty of Brest-Litovsk Pre-revolution Russian industry scenes - steelworks. WWI dead - soldiers. Civilian war effort. 07:43:11 Freeing prisoners from jail in post-Revolution Petrograd - men wave hats at camera. 07:43:50 Trotsky or impersonator making anti-Stalin statement from exile in Mexico c1937 speaking in English - “...monstrous and absurd accusations were hurled at me and my family...false confessions extorted by modern inquisatorial methods...” - mentions show trial of Zinoviev & Kamenev - “I have nothing to hide...a counter-trial is necessary...there is not a stain on my honour”. 07:47:22 Si. Poor tatty peasants - women doing manual labour & washing clothes. Wounded soldiers out of back of cart - casualties. 07:48:17 Dead bodies in snow - cart pulls up & men dump more bodies 07:48:50 1917 - Crowds milling around square - CU crowd cheering - leaflets handed out - marching for the democratic republic. Mass funeral Mars Field - Exiles welcomed back from Siberia - Militia replaces Tsarist police - Bearded man makes speech about democracy MOS. Executive Committee of Workers & Soldiers Soviet - Soviet Mensheviks - rival to Provisional Government. 07:51:40 Trotsky & Bolshevist representatives arrive at Brest-Litovsk 1918 - greeted by German delegation w/ spiked helmets Karl Radek & Adolph Joffe present?. Russia. Communist Party.

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