Bolshevik revolutionary Leon Trotsky's assassination in Coyoacan, Mexico. On August 20, 1940 Ramon Mercader, a Catalan Communist, during his trial in the case of murder of Leon Trotsky. Trotsky laid in a coffin.
Leon Trotsky's Assassination in Mexico. Animated map of the world shows Coyoacan in Mexico. Leon Trotsky, People's Commissar for Army and Navy Affairs killed in Mexico. Ramon Mercader the assassin of Trostsky. Leon Trotsky lying in coffin after his death.
The Dewey Commission, an independent body set up to examine the truth of the accusations made against Leon Trotsky in the Moscow Trials, meets to examine Trotsky at a house in Coyoacan, Mexico City, Mexico. Various guests and dignitaries on a porch (one woman in the group shot is possibly Frida Kahlo, wife of Diego Rivera). Bolshevik revolutionary Leon Trotsky greets guests including Commission Chairman, American philosopher John Dewey (with white hair and moustache). Commission members seated at the table interact with Trotsky.
Statue of Karl Marx on his grave stone in Highgate Cemetery, London. A picture of Karl Marx. Scenes in the Soviet Union. Soviet soldiers walking slowly in loose formation. Bolsheviks standing with a large banner. Damaged shops on a street. "One way" street signs in several languages. Large gathering of people carrying signs reading: "Frieden" (Peace, in German). A sign reading: "HALT, Landesgrenze" marking a German provincial boundary. A sign in German, designating the customs border at Furth im Wald, Bavaria ("Zollgrenz-Bezirk, Furth i.Wald"). East German border guards setting obstacles and sentry paths. Picture of Günter Litfin, a twenty-four-year-old tailor, who swam across the Spree Canal to West Germany on 24 August 1961. View of him being fatally shot from across the border, by East German guards, as he is being pulled into West Germany (the first such fatality at the East West German border). Animated map of the world with label references to Berlin,1961; Havana, 1959; Budapest, 1956; Coyoacan, 1940; and Kronstadt, 1921.
Film opens showing two U.S. Navy Colorado-class battleships leading two others in a line of U.S. Navy battleships underway in a harbor area. Glimpse of officers on bridge of a battleship. Prow of ship creating wake. Variety of U.S. warships engaged in tactical exercise maneuvers. Several views of Mahon-class destroyers leading the fleet seaward in battle order. At TC: 1:54, USS California (BB-44) is seen from port side while underway. Next, Curtiss SOC Seagull observation planes are launched from warships and fly over the fleet in flights of three each. New Mexico class battleship underway at TC: 02:20. The USS Tennessee (BB-43) is seen at TC: 2:25. Closeups of observation aircraft in flight with pilots visible. The USS Aylwin (DD-355) seen around 2:45, then the USS Farragut (DD-348), the USS Case (DD-370), and the USS Monaghan (DD-354). Sailors astern on a destroyer launch depth charges. Wickes-class
4-stack destroyers on the horizon dropping depth charges. Closeup of ashcan depth charges rolling off stern of destroyer. New Mexico class battleships maneuvering.
Former Soviet leader Leon Trotsky, in exile in Mexico City, Mexico. Fire brigades spray water jets on a building afire in San Francisco, California. Disturbed and broken items in the study room of Leon Trotsky in Mexico City, Mexico where death attempt was made on him. The killer Ramón Mercader lay injured in a hospital. Bandages tied all over the body of the killer.