This film was taken at CESKY TESIN the czech border town (17,000 people) on the other side, over the river OLSE is the polish town CIESZYN (25,000 people).
100 feet.... film shows the old czech border house... panning over to the new building, on the polish side, now used of both sides together... traffic... car coming over.... CU of picture showing russian tank with russian and czech flag on top... people looking over... another car ... and people coming back from Poland after seeing their relatives..
A NORMAL DAY ON THIS BORDER.... also on the trip on the czech side no army movements have been seen.....
THE FILM WAS TAKEN FROM THE CZECH SIDE OF THE BORDER, THE CZECH BORDER HOUSE IS NOT USED, THEY ARE TOGETHER WITH THE POLISH COMRADES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BRIDGE. I WENT OVER TO GET PERMISSION TO FILM, THE CZECH AGREED, BUT IS ON POLISH SIDE AND THEY REFUSED.... THEY ASKED ME TO GET PERMISSION FROM THE FOREIGN MINISTRY IN WARSAW. .... SO I JUST MADE A FEW SHOT FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BRIDGE.
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Background: This film was taken at CESKY TESIN the czech border town (17,000 people) on the other side, over the river OLSE is the polish town CIESZYN (25,000 people).
During the austrian hungarian monarchie and also during the german occupation in world war II both towns have been together.
This is the place where the friendship rally took place on thursday to celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the liberation from the nazis.
On the polish side, Krakov is only 150 km away, is the area where most of the russian troops have been concentrated during the last days.