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Independence Day celebrations in Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1918

Population celebrates independence of Czechoslovakia, October 28, 1918, with the fall of the Hapsburg Empire, near the end of World War 1. Streets of Prague are seen filled with marching throngs and cheering spectators. View of new national flag flying from tall building overlooking Wenceslas Square.Statue of St. Wenceslas visible below. Animated map outlines general area to encompass the new Czecho-Slovak Republic. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)

Date: 1918
Duration: 1 min 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Scenes of Czechoslovakia beginning in 1918 and gradually moving into the era of World War II

Close-up images of a slide projector as it is turned on and as its Kodak zoom lens moves forward. A picturesque Czech town is seen with numerous historic looking buildings. View of Červená Lhota (Red Village) Castle in South Bohemia. (It has bright red roof tiles, not seen in B&W photos.) A town square and buildings nearby, including one that appears to be a cathedral. A bucolic hillside scene with sheaves of wheat stacked in groups and a village in far background. Farmers moving loaded wagons with teams of oxen. Faming scenes. Local people gathered around a church building, in a rural setting. Closeups of several young girls with their heads covered. A priest conducting mass at a section of the church with altar and backdrop open to the outdoors. Many women are attending and most have their heads covered. Closeup of a woman drinking from a bottle and girls at a marketplace. Girls and a man dressed in traditional costumes. A couple in traditional costumes. Glimpse of bridge over the River Vitava in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Glimpse of isolated church spire in area near city. Pedestrians and horse-drawn carts and wagons moving over the Charles bridge in Prague. Woman with baby in carriage and other pedestrians walking past Statue of Francis Borgia. on the bridge. View from bridge overlooking Wenceslas Square and statue of St Wenceslas, Prague. A tram moves below. Time moves to 1937. Police directing traffic and pedestrians at a busy corner in Prague. People at a flower stall. Glimpse of Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goering. People boarding and riding on trams. Children holding bouquets of flowers. A heavy gun barrel being raised. A backyard with line of wash and children playing in the field. Year is now 1938. German soldiers move a large artillery piece into position on a road. Agreements being signed related to the German annexation of the Sudetenland, portion of Czechoslovakia containing Germans who were incorporated into Czechoslovakia after World War I ). German troops moving into the Sudetenland. Czechs and Germans signing documents, German forces driving into a city. Hitler meeting with Czech officials. Hitler heading a group including Hermann Goering and other high ranking German officials, as they walk along a road in a Sudetenland city where citizens welcome them enthusiastically. Momentary glimpses of persons being mistreated. Sudden change of scene to persons posing, including some in concentration uniforms. Hitler being overwhelmed by flowers. Empty street scene with flowers discarded on the road. Year advances to 1942. Concentration camp inmates pose behind barbed wire. Year, 1943. A young Jewish woman is seen with Star of David and word "Juden" displayed on her jacket and the number 671 on a tag around her neck. Year advances to 1943-1944. View of inmates crammed into a concentration camp.

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 3 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Crowd cheer as troops arrive and men cover statue of Joseph Radetzky in Prague, Czechoslovakia after independence.

A film on 1918 celebrations of independence as the Hapsburg reign ends in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Czecho-Slovak troops look out from a railroad train window as they arrive in Prague. Troops stand holding their flag. The troops arrive from Austria. People cheer as troops march. People cover the statue of Joseph Radetzky von Radetz in front of the Radetzky Memorial. Cartoons and caricatures of Kaiser and Crown Prince. Pictures of the cabinet members of Czechoslovakia. Troops depart form Slovakia to hold the Hungarian border on horse carts and horses. Battisti, the brother of the executed Italian deputy in a car. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)

Date: 1918
Duration: 2 min 46 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Celebrations in Prague as the Habsburg rule ends and independent Czechoslovakia is established.

Part of a feature on the Czecho-Slovak Revolution. Shows 1918 celebrations in prague as the Habsburg rule ends and the independent republic of Czechoslovakia is established. Generalissimo (Chief Army officer) of the Czech Army, Dr. Scheiner and Rosicky read the oath of allegiance. Czechoslovakian troops returning from the Italian front receive a rousing welcome in Prague. Generalissimo and Rosicky review the troops. People and troops parade on the streets. Troops on horses and in horse carts. Czechoslovakian flags and banners in parade. Shows Minister Klofac, Dr K Kramarc and Dr Stanek, Minister of Public Works. Klofac addresses the people. The future of new republic is addressed by the socialist leader. Colonel Husak, Commander of the Czech forces in Russia addresses the crowd. Military band plays and the crowd cheers, waving hats in the air. View of uniformed French and British aviators in discussion, amongst the crowd. (World War i; World War 1; WWI; WW1)

Date: 1918
Duration: 4 min 4 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Czechoslovakia and Soviet relations after World War 2; Dubcek liberalization during Prague Spring; Soviet occupation in 1968

History of Czechoslovakia from 1919 to 1968 depicts lives of its people and various crisis. Clip shows combination of still images and moving images, with background of Czech musical soundtrack. A burning Nazi plane shot by Soviet military during World War II. Soviet Red Army marches in Prague, Poland in May 1945 to rescue from German occupation and atrocities. People destroy Nazi emblems and symbols from buildings. People assemble in large numbers on roads and cheer for the incoming Soviet troops and tanks. Civilians of Czechoslovakia during normal life after World War 2. Workers in mines, farmers in field and women work in houses. Spread of communism and communists make a star formation during a rally in Prague (sometimes called the Prague Spring). President Edvard Benes in 1948 signs pact with Soviet government. Photos of Soviet General Joseph Stalin and other Soviet leaders in his office. Various Presidents and leaders of Czechoslovakia during the 1950s. Military and civilian communist groups march on streets in 1956. Czech Skoda automobile production factory scenes in mid 1960s. Workers work in factories and shops till night hours. A Czech textile factory scene. Czech men and women in 1960s fashions enjoying mugs of beer. Several scenes with Alexander Dubček, (Alexander Dubcek), then Soviet leaders Nikita Khrushchev and Nikolai Brezhnev arrive for meeting with Dubček. Smiling Czech people walk in cities and at a cafe during liberalization measures. Soviet and Warsaw Pact tanks, armored vehicles, infantry and aircraft start their occupation ending the Prague Spring in Prague, Bratislave and other cities in August 1968. Civilians protest, demonstrate, and argue with Soviet troops and demonstrate in streets. Some approach tanks and attempt to damage the tanks. Large crowd of civilians watch the retreating Soviet forces from Czechoslovakia in 1968. Red Army met with agitation and resistance on streets by civilians. Soviet troops fire at some demonstrating civilians.

Date: 1968
Duration: 7 min 49 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Crowds cheer as troops march on street in Prague, during formation of First Republic of Czechoslovakia

Celebrations of independence as the Hapsburg reign ends in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Inspection of troops at Old Town square. Troops march on a street. Monument of John Huss in the background. Troops march and people watch the troops standing on street side. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)

Date: 1918
Duration: 2 min 31 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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