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March of Time -- outtakes -- National Assembly meets; Nationalization Decree signed

Film | Accession Number: 1994.119.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0995 | Film ID: 921

(Czech Newsreel Material) EXT shot of the raising and lowering of the Czech flag over Czech Palace. Two shots of voting tickets being collected from members of Parliament in Vladislav Hall at the castle. Travelling shot of Edvard Benes entering Czech Parliament, mounts rostrum and bows to applauding members of the National Assembly. MS of Benes on rostrum of Parliament, during the playing of the Czech anthem. Shots of members of the Czech Parliament standing at attention. MS of President Benes getting into his car at Town Hall Square. EXTs of Czech Cathedral, people entering by stairway, flags flying. INT of congregation standing in church. Shots of clergy entering altar. Congregation participating in ceremony. Priest on altar during religious ceremony. Blessing congregation, etc. CU of girl having her eyes blindfolded to pick out the numbers for elections. MS of little girl picking numbers from bowl. Several shots of drawing of numbers, which will determine their attribution in the election. LS of the first meeting of the new Czech government in Kosice, on May 10, 1945. Individual CUs of the members of the government around the table, the meeting being presided over by Prime Minister Fierlinger. Men discussing and reading papers on table before them. Several shots of the Czech goverment's cabinet members at meeting, discussing nationalization of industry. Pan shots of the members around table. Shots of members standing in room, discussing things in small groups. LS of Mr. Laushman, Minister of Industry, explaining to the seated members the neccessity of nationalization. Members listening and applauding. Several shots of Benes seated at his desk with members of his government around him, signing the Nationalization decree. Benes signing, shaking hands with cabinet members. LSs of mobs in St. Wenceslas square, Prague. Shots of M. Fierlinger speaking to the crowd. Shots of Benes's car arriving at square. Shots of Benes reading decree to mobs of Czechs assembled in the square. Several shots of workers at a Czech factory listening to the Nationalization decree. CUs of workers listening.

Event:  1945 May 10
Production:  November 1946
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:42:24
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