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    Moscow Airport, Russia: Shot Russian Generals in f.g. plane taxying in b.g. CU Chief of General Staff of Armed Forces. Marshal A.M. Vassilevsky. SV Monty stepping down from plane and greeted by Marshal Vassilevsky. SV Monty being greeted. CU ditto. SV Monty walking with Soviet Generals towards. SV Russian guard of Honour at present arms. LV Monty and others saluting. FCU Monty saluting. SCU Russian Guard of Honour at salute. Side view Monty inspecting Russian Guard of Honour. SV Monty walking to mike. SCU Monty speaking (Nat.sd) SCU Monty talking to Marshal Vassilevsky. SV Soviet band marching past (Nat. sd) BV band marching past. - Generals in f.g. saluting (Nat.sd) SV Monty and Marshal Vassilevsky saluting. SV Soviet troops marching past. FCU Monty saluting.


    SCU Monty speaks "I am anxious establish friendly contact with the Soviet Army, and I hope, that from that friendly contact will develop and grow a mutual understanding, a mutual confidence, and a happy relationship between our armies which will before the mutual benefit of us all. Good day to you all (and says two Russian words)

    GOOD SCENES GV pan York landing (Monty's plane) SV taxying towards. CU Chief of Military Mission, in military uniform. SV Marshal of the Soviet Union Vassilevsky and General Catroux French Ambassador to the U.S.S.R. (wearing French General's uniform) and shaking hands. CU Vassilevsky. SV Russian general wearing fur hat. CU British Ambassador Sir Maurice Peterson wearing fur cap with ear guards. SV Russian and British flag side by side. SV Monty walking away from plane. GV Monty wearing fur coat saluting with officials. CU Monty in beret saluting. CU Russian General. CU Chief of Military Mission. LV Monty and Chief of Military Mission saluting. SV Monty speaks (Nat.sd)


    Monty speaks "I come to Russia as a soldier and I want to pay my respects to the Soviet Army that great and mighty army which played such a big part in the victories of the Allies over the Axis powers in the late war. That war was long and terrible, and very great devastation was caused and when peace came we had to build a new world out of the ruins of the old. And in the early days of peace some nations used to think, used to plead that they had suffered in the war most severely than any other nation and must therefore receive preferential treatment. But my view for what it is worth is that the nation which suffered, most severely in the late war, was Soviet Russia. And her people did not complain. they bore their suffering in great silence and fought on against a treacherous German invader"

    Soviet Union; Personalities - Armed Forces; Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein (1887-1976)



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