Czech newsreel item about Army Day in Prague.
Unissued / unused material.
Czech newsreel item.
Army Day in Czechoslovakia, Lany Castle, Prague.
Interior shot gathering of army officers rising to feet and clapping. M/S troops lined up outside building. C/U two soldiers. M/S Dr. Alexei Cepicka, Minister of National Defence and Army General, walking past troops saluting, followed by other officers. Back view troops saluting, Cepicka and other officers in background. C/U copy of oath. C/U head and shoulder of Cepicka. M/S President Klement Gottwald listening as Cepicka taking oath. C/U high ranking officers listening. Back view of Gottwald, pan to Cepicka. M/S officers lined up. C/U Cepicka signing, pan up to Gottwald watching. C/U Cepicka. M/S Gottwald shaking hands with and kissing Cepicka. C/U Cepicka's signature on oath.
M/S officer signing. C/U Cepicka. C/U other officer signing. M/S Cepicka looking on. C/U other officer reading the oath. L/S Cepicka. C/U hand signing oath. C/U document. C/U ditto. C/U soldier reading document. L/S soldiers reading copy of the document. C/U army officer. C/U soldier. M/S soldiers preparing to sign copies of the oath. C/U hand signing. L/S set of troops marching away from signing table. L/S another batch of troops taking their places. Elevated shot ditto. L/S spectators at ceremony. M/S ditto. M/S troops. L/S troops lined up. M/S officer saluting them and addressing them. C/U soldier type cheering. L/S troops lined up. L/S line of flags.
Date on original dope sheet is 18/10/1950.