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March of Time -- outtakes -- Hungarian troops, 1938-1939; Horthy; St. Stephen's day

Film | Accession Number: 1997.134.1 | RG Number: RG-60.1156 | Film ID: 49

March 1939: Hungarian troops occupying Ruthenia (scenes taken from a lavender positive from the library of "Magyar Film Iroda," Hungary's official news agency). Tanks, military, soldiers and bicycles in snow. CU, Admiral Horthy reviewing troops. Troops on Ruthenian roads. Poland's General Wieczorkiewicz greeting Hungary's General Szombathelyi as Hungarian troops reach Polish border after occupying Ruthenia. 04:43:37 Weiss Manfred factories near Budapest (these factories produce everything from planes, bicycles, preserved food, to trucks, ammunition, tires, etc. This was a Jewish-owned company). LS, entrance, gates, workers. Shots of nursery at Weiss Manfred factories, babies, eating, in cribs. Workers eating, in designers' room, and workshops at Hoffherr and Schrantz factories in Budapest. Brief intertitle in Hungarian with "1918-1938." 04:44:57 November 1938: Hungarian troops occupying Northern Hungary (part of Czechoslovakia given back to Hungary at Vienna Conference). At riverside, military on boat. Building bridge over Danube at Medve (near Komarom). At Komarom, bridge decroated with flags, Horthy crossing bridge, townspeople cheering, waving, local streets and church with signs and flags greeting the Regent. Horthy riding along streets on horseback, welcomed by town's officials. Horthy and Count Teleki (in boy scout uniform) and Horthy's wife. Horthy speaks. CU, Andre Jaross, Minister for Freed Regions. CU, Kalman Kanya, Foreign Minister. 04:47:01 Crowd, military band, procession, soldiers marching. 04:47:29 Scenes taken from a film of different ceremonies organized to celebrate 900th anniversary of St. Stephen, first King of Hungary. Elegant royal train passes carrying the Holy Hand of St. Stephen in an ornate box, arriving at Esztergom (one of Hungary's oldest cities). CU, ornate box, crown, crowd, military. Procession in Esztergom streets, headed by Admiral Horthy, Archduke Joseph of Hapsburg, Imredy, and Count Teleki. Military standing at attention, slow procession of Royal Crown guards. Crown taken out of box. Different shots of procession, military officers. INT, speech. Band marching, officers salute. Holy Hand carried out, clergy, women with ornate hats, slow march.

Event:  November 1938 to March 1939
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 21:57:22
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