• Short Summary

    PRAGUE, OUTWARDLY, HAS BEGUN RETURNING TO NORMAL AFTER NINE DAYS OF OCCUPATION BY SOVIET AND WARSAW PACT FORCES.

  • Description

    1.
    LV PRAGUE STREET TRAFFIC
    0.09

    2.
    MV PEOPLE ALONG PAVEMENT (2 SHOTS)
    0.22

    3.
    CU POSTER PULLED OFF WINDOW
    0.28

    4.
    MV MAN & 2 GIRLS CLEANING POSTERS
    0.32

    5.
    CU DITTO
    0.37

    6.
    CU POSTER OF SVOBODA BEING REMOVED FROM WINDOW
    0.41

    7.
    MV DITTO
    0.48

    8.
    LV ST WENCESLAS STATUE WITH FLAGS
    0.51

    9.
    MV CROWD AT BASE OF STATUE
    0.54

    10.
    MCU FLOWERS LAID OUT PAN TO FLOWERS ON STEPS OF STATUE
    1.05

    11.
    CU CROWD WATCHING
    1.08

    12.
    MV GIRLS WITH CHECK FLAG
    1.10

    13.
    CU WOMAN
    1.13

    14.
    CU WOMAN PLACING OTHER FLOWERS
    1.20

    15.
    CU CANDLE BURNS IN FRONT OF FRAMED NAME
    1.21

    16.
    CU CANDLE BURNS IN FRONT OF MEMORIUM CARDS
    1.26

    17.
    CU MEMORIUM CARDS PAN TO WREATH
    1.34



    Initials PBS/V/BHH/SGM



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: PRAGUE, OUTWARDLY, HAS BEGUN RETURNING TO NORMAL AFTER NINE DAYS OF OCCUPATION BY SOVIET AND WARSAW PACT FORCES. THE OCCUPYING TROOPS HAVE NOW BEEN WITHDRAWN FROM THE MAIN AREAS OF THE CITY, AND THE POLITICAL POSTERS STUCK UP DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE CRISIS ARE DISAPPEARING AS THE BUSINESS LIFE OF THE CZECH CAPITAL RETURNS TO NORMAL.

    HOWEVER, BEHIND THE OUTWARD SIGNS OF NORMALITY THERE REMAINS AN ATMOSPHERE OF TENSION AND UNCERTAINTY, HEIGHTENED TODAY (FRIDAY) BY THE WARNING FROM THE PRIME MINISTER, MR CERNIK, THAT SOVIET AGENTS INTEND ROUNDING UP THOUSANDS OF INTELLECTUALS AND MODERATES AND TRANSPORTING THEM.

    THE PEOPLE OF PRAGUE ARE STILL CALCULATING THE EFFECTS OF THE SOVIET INTERVENTION, WENCESLAS SQUARE, TRADITIONAL HEART OF THE FAMOUS CITY, HAS AGAIN FULFILLED ITS ROLE AS A MEETING PLACE. THE GREAT STATUE OF KING WENCESLAS HAS BEEN DECORATED WITH FLAGS AND FLOWERS, HONOURING CZECHS WHO DIED DURING THE PAST WEEK WHILE SOVIET FORCES WERE PROMINENT IN THE CITY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEVBBX3CBLBU32F3GCCRO0WD09
    Media URN:
    VLVAEVBBX3CBLBU32F3GCCRO0WD09
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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