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  • Short Summary

    Huge procession and crowds in Warsaw.

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    Warsaw, Poland. Date not listed in paperwork - probably 1949.

    LS. Elevated shot massed parade through crowded streets (3 shots). LMS. Sailors carrying ship in parade. Elevated (2 shots). MS. Banners held above heads passing camera. MS. Boy cadets in parade. LS. Elevated civilians carrying banners in procession. MS. Placards on top of passing truck. MS. Truck passing followed by civilians with banners. LS. Elevated view of section of parade showing globe borne aloft. LS. MS. Various shots of civilians in procession. (9 shots). LS. Elevated service women in parade. (4 shots). LS. Civilians in procession. LS. Elevated view of massed gathering in Victory Square.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:50:00 / 01:08:51:00
    UN 2127 D

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  1. Unknown user says

    Someone has written in with a very good point - since Poland was under occupation, would such celebrations have been possible? Is this clip actually from the 1950s?

    Is anyone able to help out here?

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  2. Unknown user says

    I would suggest that the shots are post war. There is a picture of Stalin being held high in the procession which would only have happened after the occupation of Poland (post War). The May Day parades were for the 'socialist workers', I believe.

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