Communist rallies in Paris and east Berlin Germany for May Day, and simulated communist takeover in Mosinee Wisconsin
Europe Date:1950, May 4 Duration:3 min 2 sec Sound:Yes
A "communist menace" in Europe (early during Cold War). The Local Communist Party demonstrates in Paris. A banner of Frederic Joliot Curie. Joliot Curie participates in the protest. Scene changes to Berlin. In Soviet sector, east German crowd marches in May Day parade celebrating Soviet leaders in the invisible line divided east and west Berlin (before Berlin Wall erected). View of crowd on other side in west Berlin staging its own demonstration against the Soviets and against a divided Germany. Civilians throw stones across the "line" and the police control them. Men form human chains to protest. Scene changes to community in Wisconsin where the effect of a Communist fifth column takeover is dramatized and recorded on film: The police put the protesters behind bars in Mosinee, Wisconsin. A Communists stop the operation of the free press and put the editor in jail. The Red Star newspaper headlines: 'Official Soviet Proclamation'. A sign: U.S. Post Office, Mosinee. Propaganda posters and banners of Soviet Union are posted. USSA price tag on a bicycle. The Soviet flag raised in the community. Soup line and blankets are distributed to the workers to the 24 hour Communism "experiment" in Mosinee Wisconsin.
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