On August 31, President Tito of Yugoslavia comes to the end of his extended four-year term of office.
SV Kaunda and Tito on rostrum
SV Kaunda awarding Tito Grand Award of Companion and Freedom
SV & CU Tito and Kaunda (2 shots)
AERIAL VIEWS Belgrade (2 shots)
SV PAN Mass crowd of soldiers
LV Tito on rostrum
CU Soldiers listening
SV Tito and officers walk through Belgrade (2 shots)
SV Tito with Churchill
LV Conference building
SV Khrushchev & Tito on steps
CU Cheering crowd
SV PAN Khrushchev and Tito away in car
LV Car arrives
SV Children present flowers to Khrushchev
TV Khrushchev and party through crowd
CU Nasser at conference table
SV Various delegates
SV Tito taking his place
GV Crowd waving flags
SV Tito steps from aircraft greeted by Dubcek
CU Tito PAN TO Dubcek
KLADOVO YUGOSLAVIA 1969
SC Tito and Ceausescu meet workers
CU Woman presents bouquet to Ceausescu
SV Tito introduced to delegates
ASWAN, UAR, 1970
SV Tito down steps of airport greeted by Nasser (3 shots)
SV Tito and Nasser
ADDIS ABABA 1970
GV Guests seated
SV Emperor reads speech
LV Tito reads speech
SV Principles toast each other
DAR ES SALAAM 1970
GV University grounds
SV INT. guests and delegates
GV Delegates (2 shots)
GV Conference hall interior
Initials DS/1353 OS/1618
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Background: On August 31, President Tito of Yugoslavia comes to the end of his extended four-year term of office. Approaching his eightieth birthday, the wartime guerrilla leader who toppled the Yugoslav royal family in 1945, has announced his intention of handling over to power to a new ??? leadership.
Nearly a year ago, President Tito outlined plans for setting up new state leadership that would ensure ??? equality for the ??? six federal republics -- Serbia, Croatia, ??? Hercegovina, ???ion Slovenia and Montenegro -- thus removing a ??? in the country.
A considerable question mark still hangs over President Tito's own plans for retirement. A month before his four-year team was due to ??? April, his Presidency was extended until the end of August to allow completion of the constitutional reform. But with a major change in the power structure of Yugoslavia imminent, it seems an opportune time ??? our profile of the men who, for 25 years, has shaped Yugoslavia's destroy.
This library compilation concentrates particularly on the non-sl??? policies which President Tito has spearheaded in recent years. But it ??? cont???ins footage from the great formative years, when Tito led his partisans against the Nazis in 1944 and later tried to balance loyalties during the Cold War by maintaining relations with East and West.
SYNOPSIS: A year ago, Yugoslavia's President Tito was in Zambia, canvassing support for a summit of non-aligned nations and being decorated by President Kaunda. Now nearly eighty, the indefatiguable President Tito ends an extended four-year term of office in August, and has announced the intention of handing over power to a new collective leadership.
Tito has shaped Yugoslavia's destiny for over twenty-five years. leading wartime partisans against the Germans in 1944, and over-throwing the Yugoslav royal family the following year to set up a socialist state. Now he wants to see the country governed by a twenty-two member Presidency, ensuring maximum equality for the nation's six federal republics, and an end to recent internal tension.
In 1953 -- the time of this visit to Winston Churchill, a wartime ally -- President Tito's main concern was international tension. Throughout the cold war, the Yugoslav leader tried to maintain relations with both East and West. Here he visits Krushchev in 1956. But he steadfastly resisted efforts to bring Yugoslavia back within the Soviet bloc. the policy of non-alignment was born.
In 1961, a conference of non-aligned countries was held in Belgrade. Yugoslavia was interested in supporting other countries, many of them newly independent former colonial states in Asia and Africa, who wanted to remain outside the great power blocs. Like many other world statesmen Tito envisaged a vital role for the thi??? world -- as a force between the feuding superpowers.
But Tito still had problems of his own. In August 1968 he visited Prague to boost morale for Mr. Dubcek's Government. Only weeks later Warsaw Pact troops occupied the country. Yugoslavia, also, felt threatened and Tito warned that his country would resist interference with force.
Here Tito meets President Ceausescu of Rumania, the other major non-conformist Socialist nation in Eastern Europe. Both countries have resisted Soviet interference.
Tito continued also to lock to non-aligned countries outside Europe. 1969 as a second non-aligned conference in Belgrade and countries present decided to seek a full summit conference. The movement was gathering strength.
Early last year Tito set out on a remarkable tour of the Middle East and Africa. Here he meets President Nasser and one major topic on the agenda was the possibility of the non-aligned summit.
In Addis Ababa, Tito talked with Emperor Haile Selassie. Both leaders agreed on the importance of a top-level conference of States not committed to the great power blocs. Tito was enthusiastically received in Africa for in many ways he embodies the policy of non-alignment.
Following President Tito's initiative, representatives from more than fifty countries met in Tanzania to work out details for the summit. The summit, itself, followed later in Lusaka -- the culmination of a lifetime's struggle in the cause of non-alignment. When Yugoslavia's new collective leadership takes over power, they will be taking the place of a man who has proved himself one of the century's outstanding statesmen.