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    Finnish Government, unable to Give Way to Russian Demands, Hastily Improvises
    Its Defences, Evacuates Women and Children and Calls up all Able-Bodied Men.
    Helsinki, Finland Gen. top view pan of HELSINKI (long scene).

    Gen. view of Parliament Building.

    Semi view
    pan of Pres. Kallio shaking hands.. IN ROLL 8958

    view Premier Cajander out of car at Parliament building.

    Semi view of Paasikivi & Tanner out of train.. IN ROLL 8995

    Semi CU Paasikivi & Tanner out of train... IN ROLL 8995

    Long view & semi view digging trenches in parks.

    Long view & CU pasting paper on windows.

    Gen. view of evacuees boarding train. Semi view evacuees on
    platform. Semi view & semi CU Finnish Women's Association 'Lottas'. in group.
    Semi view people & Lottas onto train. Semi CU children onto train. Long view
    train leaves Helsinki Rly station. 2 Gen. views of deserted Helsinki streets.

    Gern view Finnish cavalry along road. Semi view of
    cavalry past camera down road. Back view of cavalry down tree lined road. Semi
    view pan of Field Marshal Mannerheim (wearing cross) with two officers..

    Gen. view of Finnish soldiers on raft on
    lake. Top view of raft on lake. CU top view of crowded raft under bridge.

    Helsinki, Russia: Top view of mass tanks thru' Red
    Square... IN ROLL 5129

    Gen. view Russian troops thru'
    Red Square... IN ROLL 1987

    Long view planes over Red
    Square ... IN ROLL 1987

    Long view Finnish troops
    along road..wood in b-g... IN ROLL 8995

    Finland: Angle view of Finnish troops marching ... IN ROLL 8995

    Semi view pan of barbed wire & anti-tank barricades ... IN
    ROLL 8995

    Semi view Finnish soldier runs past camera
    ... IN ROLL 8995

    Long view of troops advance thru'

    Semi view loading howitzer ... IN ROLL 8995

    CU Finnish soldier looking thru' rangefinder. IN ROLL

    Semi view of howitzer ... IN ROLL 8995

    Long view howitzer fires in bushes. Gen. view anti-aircraft
    gun fires pan up to three planes. Gen. & semi views of anti-aircraft gun firing.

    Air view of Russian planes ... IN ROLL 5489

    Long view plane pan down to bomb explosion.

    Westminster London, England: Long view & CU of Finnish Minister to
    London, M.Gripenberg posing by fireplace. Semi view & CU Gripenberg talking.

    Sound Effects.

    says that Russia has attacked Finland because Finland could not give up her
    freedom, and that in the fight now forced upon them they have the sympathy of
    all men.


    view docks of Helsinki..showing boats & sea. Long view cranes by quayside. Gen.
    view men digging trenches. Semi view of evacuees on railway platform. CU Finnish
    cavalry along road.

    Gen. view & semi view of Finnish
    Cycling Corp. down road. Long view Finnish infantry & Cycle Corps along road.
    Gen. view of tanks along country road. Semi view pan tank along road. Semi view
    pan tank along road. Long view of Mannerheim with officers etc. Semi view of
    C-in-C Osterman & another officer. Long view troops lining up for food. CU
    soldier eating large biscuit. Gen. view Finns bathing naked in lake. Gen. views
    troops with kit going aboard raft at lake-side. Semi top view of troops boarding
    raft. CU top view of raft under bridge..crowded. Gen. top view of raft away up
    river. Long view & gen. view of soldiers with machine-guns etc. advancing thru'
    wood. Back view howitzer fires. Long howitzer fires thru' wood. Back view
    howitzer fires. Long view howitzer fires thru' bushes. Semi view armoured car
    thru' undergrowth. Long view & semi view men on ground firing machine-guns. Long
    view men at rangefinder. Semi view soldiers advancing with full kit.

    Helsinki, Finland, Westminster, England: Gen. view pan men
    advancing over rough ground. Long view, semi view & CU pose shot of M. Gripeberg
    posing by fireplace...silent.

    Westminster, London,
    England: Long view & CU Mr. Gripenberg posing by fireplace (silent). Semi view &
    CU Gripenberg talking.

    Sound Effects. Gripenberg says
    that Russian invaded Finland because Finland can not give up her Freedom, and
    that in their fight they have the sympathy of all men who stand up for Freedom
    and decency.

    Good Scenes. Long view, semi view &
    CU..silent pose shots of Mr. Gripenberg standing by fireside.

    Military - Active; Soviet Union; Russo-Finnish War 1939-1940



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