• Short Summary

    Marshal Zhukov presides the annual Red Square parade to commemorate October Revolution.

  • Description

    Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union (USSR).

    Annual parade commemorating October Revolution is taking place at Moscow's Red Square. GV. Troops lined up in Red Square as car arrives at foot of dais carrying Marshal Zhukov, Soviet Minister of Defence. SV. Russian sailors standing to attention. SV. Car coming to standstill. Marshal Zhukov steps from it (band playing in background - men playing long trumpets), pan with him as he walks towards a reviewing stand. LV. Large clock on building showing time, 10 o'clock. GV. Troops marching past. SV. Mass of troops marching past, with eyes right. GV. Back view, the troops march past. SV. Parade of sailors marching by with fixed bayonets, band in background. SV. Soldiers marching towards with fixed bayonets. LV. Russian officials lined up on stand saluting, Zhukov in the centre. GV. Mobilised section of the army starts to come through. SV. & past, trucks with tank-like wheels (sort of armoured cars) rumbling past with troops sitting in the back drawing what looks like antiaircraft equipment. SV. & past, heavy lorries with tank-like wheels pulling very large guns. SV. Section of the crowd. LV. & past, column of athletes going by carrying flags. SV. & past, group of girls dressed in heavy sweaters. (One nearest camera looks like Nina Ponomareva). GV. Athletes going by. SV. Officials waving including Communist Party Leader Nikita Khruschev, Soviet Prime Minister Nikolai Bulganin and Soviet Commissar for Power Stations Georgi Malenkov. GV. Civilians marching past carrying flowers and banners. SV. Part of crowd going by with "Hands off Egypt" banner. SCU. & SV. Part of the marching crowd cheering and waving flowers. SV. Three of the leaders waving back, including Bulganin and Khruschev. GV. Zoom out of the procession going by.

    (Dupe.Neg.) (Title scene D.)

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:53:00 / 01:50:25:00

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