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    Corruption investigation into Polish Catholic aid organisation.

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    Unissued / unused material.

    Polish titles.

    Investigations into the organisation of the "Caritas" - Polish Catholic aid organisation, Warsaw and Wroclaw, Poland.

    Exterior shots of the Caritas organisation building in Wroclaw. CU sign "Caritan". Various shots items to be distributed to poor: piles of clothing, tins of food, medical supplies (including Coramine, vitamin capsules, Scarlet Fever Streptococcus toxin, sodium penicillin). Various shots hand riffling through Caritas paperwork and invoices.

    Various shots former director of the organisation, Paszenda (also former Gestapo agent) and Priest Samulski (also former Gestapo agent) testifying at tribunal, both are accused of profiteering from the organisation. More C/Us Caritas paperwork - files and letters. Exterior views of Warsaw branch of Caritas. CU name-board on wall. CUs records and newspapers with headlines about the organisation (7 shots).

    Exterior and interior shots people arriving for a meeting of the Warsaw branch (super titles), including nuns. Various shots of meeting. Prelate Lemparty, new Director General of Caritas, speaks. Member of Parliament, Frankowski, addresses meeting. Various shots of audience (6 shots). Dabrowski speaks. Priest Zalewski speaks. Sulwinski speaks. 2 shots audience. 2 priests address audience. Elevated shot Prime Minister of Poland, Cyrankiewicz arriving at meeting. General shots meeting. Various shots Cyrankiewicz addressing meeting, intercut with shots of audience listening. Priest Pasternak then addresses meeting. Shot of audiences. People on platform standing. CU priests.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:22:00 / 01:29:39:00
    UN 2241 A

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