Celebrations on 4th July, Independence Day of the United States, in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia. U.S. troops and a band march. U.S. Army Major General Ernest N. Harmon at the 4th July celebrations. Czech President Edvard Benes and others on a reviewing stand. The troops march. American mechanized vehicles pass in review.
American GI, with the U.S. 16th Armored Division, sits in the cab of a 2.5 ton 6X6 U.S. Army cargo truck (CCKW) and talks with a girl, in Pilsen Czechoslovakia, during World War 2. A Technical Sergeant and another soldier sit on the truck hood.A U.S. soldiers standing on the hood and another in the rear of a Willys MB U.S. Army Jeep, lead a column of surrendering German officers and soldiers, as they march through crowds on a Pilsen street. Several scenes of the marching German troops. They are halted at a town square. Sign on fence in center of area contains U.S. Army logo and words:"Ivanhoe PWE." An American soldier speaks briefly to lieutenant General Georg von Majewski, Commander of the surrendering German forces. View from above of U.S. Army trucks and jeeps gathered near the square. Next, civilians are seen gathered around American soldiers in parked jeeps and seated on an M24 Chafee light tank. The soldiers sign autographs for the Czech civilians.
Welcome of Americans by Czech civilians in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia, in final days of World War 2, in Europe. Czech civilians welcome and wave to the U.S. Army forces as they pass through the city streets. Buildings seen in the background. Two Czech policemen standing side by side smilng. German prisoners are marched through Pilsen. A horse cart moves along with the prisoners. Crowd boos them and shakes fists at German POWs. U.S. Army GI kisses a blonde Czech girl. Crowd cheers Americans. Tanks rolls through city. Crowd cheers happily.
Celebration of V-J day in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia during World War II. Czech girls in native dresses dance in front of a reviewing stand. American, Russian and Czech troops parade through the streets. A Liaison plane drops pamphlets. U.S. Army Major General Ernest Nason Harmon speaks from the reviewing stand. American Ambassador to Czechoslovakia Laurence A. Steinhardt, Russian Colonel General Zhadou and other dignitaries in the background.
German civilians move out with baggage in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia near end of World War 2, in Europe. Long line of German prisoners march through country side. Grasslands seen on either side of roads. American soldiers with guns and rifles stands near the tanks. German civilians moves out of Czechoslovakia with their baggage. Army vehicles moves ahead through the Czech town. Buildings on either side of the streets. Czech civilians watch as the vehicles pass through the streets. Armored vehicles and tanks pass the truck of German prisoners. Czech civilians and police wave. Happy Czech crowd of men, women, children, and Czech policemen cheers for the Allies. Sign on rural road indicating Praha (Prague) ahead. German prisoner soldiers on vehicles, horse carts, and on foot move on road, and include some Russian Liberation Army (ROA or Vlasov Army) and Czech soldiers riding on captured German tracked vehicles. Some soldiers walk at side of road. (Note: Film is silent, but sound track carries continuous "motorboating" noise.)
Election eve in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Pavements covered with election literature. Czech citizens voting on the election day. Several views of people reading results of the elections on posters placed in the streets. Facade of the Social Democratic Party Headquarters - number 3. Facade of the headquarters of the Communist Party - number 1 written on a large linen. A poster shows a child arising from a sickle and a hammer. A tramway decorated with the number 1 passes in front of the Communist Party headquarters and the oldest tower in Prague.