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Blessing of Bulgarian military recruits

Film | Accession Number: 2015.360.2 | RG Number: RG-60.1562 | Film ID: 4115

Religious procession through a town-square. Locals gather in front of a bank (with sign in Bulgarian) to watch. A military officer greets the line of armed Bulgarian soldier recruits. 01:11:10 Quick CU of priest. Bulgarian military soldiers with backpacks and weapons are blessed by a priest. 01:11:24 CU of priest reading. Locals observe the ceremony. A man leads others in song. Another view, LS, of the blessing. 01:12:24 A Bulgarian officer speaks to the recruits; a civilian dressed in a suit and glasses reads from a paper. CU, the new troops march away. 01:13:15 One by one, the soldiers kiss a Bible, then the flag, and salute. Locals (women and children) watch the presentation. A band plays and the men march. Bulgarians circle-dance, veteran. Drum corps. MS, the unit marches by; dirt pile in the street.

Genre
Amateur
Duration
00:04:16
Event Date
Summer 1941?
Locale
Bulgaria
Language
Silent
Genre/Form
Amateur.
Credit
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Salvator Haim
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Record last modified: 2018-08-08 16:29:05
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