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March of Time -- outtakes -- "Revolt in Prague"; liberation; Benes returns (parade)

Film | Accession Number: 1994.119.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2238 | Film ID: 872

"Revolt in Prague" film (Czech government material). Several shots of Czech citizens in Prague tearing down German inscription and signs, May 3-4, 1945. Czechs hanging Allied flags from buildings. German military police setting up sub-machine guns in street, and German policeman walking in streets. Mob of Czech patriots dispersed by German police. MS Czech patriot on the air in seized radio station. Engineer at dials. Red Cross trucks in street. MS truckload of German police pass. Street fighting from barricaded building. Czechs armed with rifles. Wounded in street. Czech patriots using firehoses against Germans entrenched in cellars; also making barricades out of street paving blocks. Czechs armed with captured German stores. Other shots of street and rooftop fighting. Prague buildings on fire. Russian trucks/tanks entering Prague. Greeted wildly by populace. MS Edouard Benes arriving at Prague station, May 17, 1945. Welcoming committee. Benes deboarding train, greated by dignitaries. MS Czech soldiers at attention. Czech girls wave at Benes. Parade/triumphant processional in streets of Prague; Benes in car; populace/crowds wildly welcoming Benes. Car entering presidential palace (castle) between Guard of Honor and cheering people. Benes and wife waving from windows of castle to mobs of cheering Czechs.

Genre
Outtake
Duration
00:09:37
Event Date
May 3-4, 1945
Locale
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Language
Mute
Genre/Form
Outtakes.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
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