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  • Short Summary

    Khruschev receiving rapturous welcomes on his railway journey across Czechoslovakia.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Cierna nad Tisou on Czech-Soviet border, Czechoslovakia

    LS Steam passenger train passing at speed. MS Pan from guard of honour on station to train as it pulls in. MS Crowd applauding on station. MS Mr. Khruschev, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party and Prime Minister of the Soviet Union, descends from train and is warmly embraced by a man (not identified on dope sheet) in the Czech-Soviet border in Cierna nad Tisou. (Khruschev is visiting Czechoslovakia en route to Vienna where he will meet President Kennedy of the United Sates of America / USA.) CU Mrs. Khruschev with a woman. MS Schoolgirl presenting Mr. Khruschev with flowers. MS People applauding. MS Mr. Khruschev is given the traditional salt and bread. CU The unidentified man who greeted Khruschev. MS Mr. Khrushchev and others leaves the station platform waving to crowds as he goes. MS Top of Khrushchev's head and his hand as he waves from window of train.

    LS Train travelling at speed through countryside. Panning shot of crowd to train which is in the station. CU Welcoming banner to Khruschev. Various shots as Khruschev makes another stop and receives again the same tremendous welcome from the crowds (town possibly called Mier ?). Train drawing out of station with flags being waved in foreground.

    LS Train at speed. MSs From train as it passes crowds of children waving. CU Khruschev waving from train. MS From train showing large crowd. LS From window of train, showing front of train as it moves along. LS Crowd of schoolchildren waving as train passes, huge factory in background. LS Evening, as train passes through station, people waving. LS Sunset on water. MS Bratislava station neons at night . LS Crowd waving at station. MS Mr. Khrushchev alights from train and is warmly embraced by President of Czechoslovakia Mr. Antonin Novotny. LS Khrushchev and Novotny review guard of honour.
    Various shots, Khrushchev and Novotny make their way to platform, and both make speeches cut-in shots of crowd applauding. MS Young crowd applauding. Various shots, at night, as Khruschev and Novotny enter car and drive away. Elevated shot, long line of cars, at night.

    Note: Date on original paperwork reads: 05/06/1961.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:47:00 / 01:35:42:00
    UN 3502 C

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