• Short Summary

    Workers pack Wenceslas Square in Prague as the communist government takes power in Czechoslovakia, and Klement Gottwald (Communist Premier) speaks

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    Gaumont British Ident

    SLATE INFORMATION: Crisis in Czechoslovakia

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Prague: Wenceslas Square:
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    BENES AND WIFE Receives Gottwald and Zapotocky and Nosek at Prague Castle and agrees to receive resignations of Socialist partys


    CZECHOSLOVAKIA Shots of Wencelas Sq., Prague when people from factories etc fill sq. to overflowing. Gottwald arrives, joins members of his cabinet on balcony. States that Pres. Benes has "bowed" to will of the people. Next day, at assembly of Trades Union committees, Premier Gottwald states the new proposals for country. Delegates give vote of agreement by raising an arm


    CZECHOSLOVAKIA Benes, receives Klement Gottwald, Minister of Interior Nosek, Chairman of Czech trade unions Zapotocky at Prague Castle. Accepts resignation of other ministers


    GOTTWALD - PRIME MINISTER OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA Arrives in Wencelas Sq. huge crowds gathered for meeting. States that Pres. Benes had "bowed" to will of the people. Seen on balcony with un-named members of his cabinet. Next day, at Assembly of Trade Union Committees. Thousands listened as Gottwald outlines Governments proposals. Delegates raising arm in agreement


    PRAGUE Workers from all factories gather in Wencelas Sq. Prague as new Communist government comes into power. On platform stood members of the new cabinet. Premier Gottwald arrives amid storm of cheers. He outlines the country's programme stating that Benes had "bowed" to will of the people.


    TRADE UNIONS Meeting of Trade Union Committees in Prague after Red Coup. Premier Gottwald states new proposals for country. Delegates seen raising an arm in agreement with proposals


    Government and Politics; Cold War

    communism, Edvard Benes (Leader of Independence Movement, President of Czechoslovakia)
    Background: Workers pack Wenceslas Square in Prague as the communist government takes power in Czechoslovakia, and Klement Gottwald (Communist Premier) speaks

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    Film ID:
    VLVABZPQDYVKTK74H2AMTAM7T5P6S
    Media URN:
    VLVABZPQDYVKTK74H2AMTAM7T5P6S
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/03/1948
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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