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March of Time -- outtakes -- Meeting of the Constituent Assembly

Film | Accession Number: 1994.119.1 | RG Number: RG-60.1007 | Film ID: 925

First Meeting of the Constituent Assembly Elected on May 26, 1946. LS exterior of Parliament. LS entrance of Parliament. In FG the Russian Pennon on the Ambassador's car. LS the facade of Parliament. LS one of the lobbies of Parliament. Shots of the civil servants placing sheet of paper and pencils on the places of the members of the Government. Shot of the coat-of-arms of Czechoslovakia above the seat of the president of the Chamber of Deputies. LS Deputies entering and taking their seats. MSs British and Russian Ambassadors speaking and shaking hands before the sitting of the Constituent Assembly. Mr. Nichols, British Ambassador, is on the right. LS and MS Prime Minister Fierlinger opening the meeting and speaking. LS Deputies standing up and then sitting. LS Deputies taking oath by shaking hands with Prime Minister Fierlinger under coat-of-arms. CU Deputies taking oath. MS from left to right: General Svoboda, Minister of National Defense; Ursinsi and Syroky, Ministers; and Gottwald, chairman of the Communist Party and new Prime Minister. CU General Svoboda. CU Svoboda and Nosek, Minister of the Interior. LS Deputies taking the oath. CU Gottwald. MS Deputies speaking wth Gottwald, Syroky, and Ursini. MS General Svoboda with other Ministers and Deputies taking oath. MS Nosek and Spotesky, Minister of Information (bald). First meeting of the Constituent Assembly, several shots of ballot boxes. Shots of the Deputies voting and putting votes into polls. Several shots of men counting the votes after the ballot, sitting around a table.

Event:  1946 May 26
Censor:  1946 (used 10/46)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 21:56:23
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