Crisis in Poland after the imposition of Martial Law by its Military Government. Civilians wait in long lines to buy food and ration from shops due to acute shortage. An idle sewing machine in a tailor's shop. A couple buys eatables from a shop. Ships at the Gdansk Shipyard. Ship building workers raise flags and move on strike against the imposition of Martial Law. Workers close the gates of the shipyard. A huge crowd of people on a strike. A man and a woman distribute printed circulars to the striking people.
Crisis in Poland after the imposition of Martial Law by its Military Government. World wide demonstrations and protests against the military rule in Poland supported by Soviet government. A large crowd of demonstrators in Tokya, Japan protests on roads carrying banners and their leader addresses on a microphone. A solidarity leader addresses an assembly of demonstrators in Lisbon, Portugal. Protesters assemble at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. Girls with Polish flags sing freedom songs. Hans Dietrich Gentscher from Federal Republic of Germany addresses the people assembled. U.S. Senator Henry Jackson and Dr Jerzy Milesewski support the solidarity and Polish people. A huge demonstration in London with people holding banners and placards in support of solidarity in Poland. Civilians demonstrate on the snow covered roads of Ottawa in Canada. People shout for freedom of Poland. A leader reads his speech. A large crowd assembled to support solidarity in Washington DC, United States. U.S. Ambassador to United Nations condemns the Soviet supported military rule in Poland. German Confederation Labor leader supports Polish solidarity during a summit in Germany. A crowd demonstrates in Philadelphia and marches for Polish solidarity. People in a church pray for freedom and prosperity of Polish people.
President Reagan addresses the crisis in Poland after the imposition of Martial Law by its Military Government. United States President Ronald Reagan delivers an address from his office in White House, Washington DC. President Reagan expresses empathy with the solidarity movement. He condemns the repression of the Polish military government. Reagan also speaks against the support of the Polish military government by the Soviet Union. He leaves a message of unity with the Solidarity Movement in Poland by recounting the lyrics of a well known Polish song, ";let Poland be Poland...."
Crisis in Poland after the imposition of Martial Law by its Military Government. Threats of Soviet military intervention in Poland during the crisis period. Soviet battleships and landing vehicles sail towards the seacoast of Poland. Tanks and armored vehicles offload from amphibious vehicles on the shore. Soviet bombers strafe a beach. Soviet military Generals and other officers during a meeting. Soviet missile and rocket launcher trucks move on a countryside road. Rockets launched from a Soviet rocket launcher.
Crisis in Poland after the imposition of Martial Law by its Military Government. Large convoy of Soviet military bombers advances on countryside roads towards border of Poland. Soviet warplanes and helicopters strafe targets. A Soviet missile launched destroys its targets accurately. Tanks and Soviet amphibious vehicles cross a river. Infantry soldiers on alert at their posts along the Soviet-Polish border. Soldiers watch the border with binoculars.
Crisis in Poland after the imposition of Martial Law by its Military Government. A church in the rural countryside in Poland. People go to church for prayers. Farmer tills his farm with a horse drawn plow. Men with vegetables produced in their fields. People buy fruits, vegetables and eatables from a vegetable marker. Women merchandise sell fruits. Solidarity party supporters discuss during a meeting.