U.S. Army exchange decorations with Russian Army in Protivin. Russian and U.S. army officials seated at banquet table. Orchestra plays music. Two men play accordion. Russian Commandant-General of 107th Infantry Division Bogdonov talks with few officials. Russian official dances with a woman on lawn.
U.S. Commandant-General of the 5th Division Major General Albert E. Brown arrives in Protivin. Czechoslovakia. Major General Albert E. Brown arrives by plane and greeted by Russian officers. Officers get into cars parked on a field. Commandant-General Major Brown and other officers leave in cars.
Russian Commandant-General of the 107th Infantry Division General Bogdonov decorates U.S. officers in Protivin. Soldiers present arms as officers arrive. Orchestra plays music. Bushes in the background. General Bogdonov decorates U.S. officers attending banquet. U.S. Commandant-General of 5th Division Major General Albert E. Brown in turn decorates some of the Russian officers. Sign reads 'Long Live the American Army'.
U.S. Army exchange decorations with Russian Army in Protivin. Paintings of former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Russian Commader-in-Chief Joseph Stalin, and U.S. President Harry S. Truman. A sign reads 'Long Live the American Army'. Russian Commandant-General of 107th Infantry Division General Bogdonov stands after decoration of U.S. officers. Czechoslovakian woman presents flowers to Russian and U.S. officers. U.S. Commandant-General of 5th Division Major General Albert E. Brown decorates Russian officers.
U.S. Army exchange decorations with Russian Army in Protivin. U.S. Commandant-General of 5th Division Major Albert E. Brown and Russian Commandant-General of 107th Infantry Division Bogdonov at banquet table. Russian officials at the banquet table.
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 argue with Soviet troops and demonstrate in streets. 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.