A military ceremony in Budapest, Hungary. Soldiers carry flags and the leaders including Adm. Horthy and other officials of high ranking review the military ceremony. Civilians gathered to witness the ceremony. Soldiers stand in front of statue of a cavalier and raise flags.
Views of Budapest Hungary, before World War II. Bridge across the Danube River. People walking across the bridge. Numerous views of many famous buildings and monuments throughout Budapest. Narrator speaks about why the city of Budapest never lost its beauty and charm after five years of war and ten years of communism. This significant period have turned the people of Budapest into a resilient race, proud of their national heroes who fought for Budapest. The love of Budapest people for the landmarks, monuments and bridges become deep.
Panoramic views and monuments of Budapest, Hungary during Soviet occupation. Budapest Statue overlooking the city. Szechenyi Chain Bridge over Danube River. Various buildings in the city. Traffic along a street. Millennium monument of Budapest. Various statues including Budapest War Statue, St Stephen Statue. Parliament Building of Budapest.
Coronation procession of Emperor Karl I (Charles I) of Austria, who, as Emperor of Austria-Hungary, is now also being crowned KarlV (CharlesIV ) of Hungary. The procession arrives at Mathias Cathedral, on Trinity Square, Budapest, Hungary. Guests arrive to attend the ceremony. Through the dense crowd, Emperor Karl walks behind the Crucifer toward the Cathedral entrance, followed by Cardinal Prince Primate of Hungary, Dr. Czernock and a Bishop and nobles. After the coronation, a great celebratory parade ensues. The Emperor rides on horseback wearing the Crown and cloak of St. Stephen, and rides up a ramp to a landing where he can be seen by all in attendance. .
U.S. propaganda piece about threats by communists against various European countries. The Czechoslovak coup and demonstrations. Czech citizens moving on a street during a strike forcing conservative elements to resign from the cabinet. Scenes of police brutality and beatings against strikers. Communists take over the police. Czech President Edvard Benes with conservative politicians in a government building. Huge crowd on a street. Police clashing with crowd. Czech Prime Minister Klement Gottwald with officials. President Edvard Benes, facing possible civil war or invasion by the Soviet Union, accepts a Communist cabinet. He is seen signing documents to that effect on February 25, 1948. Other officials beside President Benes during the signing. View of the first President of Czechoslovakia Tomas Masaryk's son, Jan Masaryk, who remained the Foreign Minister, and did not agree to the new government. Two days later Jan Masaryk is discovered dead. The body of Jan Masaryk in a coffin. Edvard Benes, who resigned in June 1948 after refusing to sign the communist constitution, is seen walking slowly outside the Parliament using a cane. A guard saluting Benes. View of the body of Edvard Benes, who died in September 1948, laying in a coffin. Mourning citizens offering flowers and cry. Officials bearing the coffin. Shift to street strikes in East Germany in 1953. People during a strike and riot in Poland in 1956. Russian tanks moving on a street and Russian soldiers. Elevated view of panic and Polish citizens fleeing soldiers. October 1956: Student demonstrators on street in Budapest Hungary. Russian red star toppled from building roof in defiance. Russian troops respond on tanks in Hungary. Crowd fights back. Russians retreat. Crowd overwhelms local police. Imre Nagy, Prime Minister of Hungary, ascends steps. Hungarian crowd on streets burn communist books and papers. Russian tanks invade Hungary to crush revolt. Tanks fire guns on Hungarian street. Imre Nagy's execution announced June 17, 1958.
Hungarian troops in World War 2 gather for a parade in Heroes' Square, at the end of Andrássy Avenue, Budapest, Hungary, Millennium Memorial visible (also known as Millenary Monument). Monument pedestal visible with text AZ EZERÉVES HATÁROKÉRT, which means "For The Millennium Boundaries". Hungarian soldiers and officers in cars, seated atop armored cars, and on foot. Dornier DO-17 bombers in flight overhead.. View of German military and Hungarian political dignitaries on stage, including Hungarian Prime Minister Laszlo Bardossy. Officer fastens flag of the Kingdom of Hungary to the instrument of a trumpeter. Formations of Motorcyclists lead a parade along a main thoroughfare. Many open trucks carrying troops take part. Some tow light field artillery pieces. Military members and civilians (almost all women) stand on either side of the road to witness the event. The civilians wave and cheer. A large number of Hungarian 39M Csaba armored scout cars assembled in front of the Budapest Museum of Fine Arts, beginning to join the parade. A Japanese boy and girl are seen in the crowd smiling and displaying a Japanese flag. Clip ends showing vehicles towing 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft guns on wheeled mountings.