The German Democratic Republic is 25 Years Old (1974)

Documentary №7486, 4 parts, duration: 0:37:49
Production: CSDF (RCSDF)
Director:Bessarabov I.
Camera operators:Kochetkov A. S., Filatov I.
Anouncers:Kolychev U.
Text authors:Novikov N.


The film is about the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the GDR (German Democratic Republic ), about the stay of Leonid Brezhnev in the GDR during these days.

Temporary description:

GDR. General view of the city of Berlin. The crowd in the streets. Type of Dresden. The opening of the monument to Lenin. Meeting 1 st Secretary of the CC SED Erich Honecker with the people. Arrival in Berlin General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev and members of the Soviet Party and government delegation. How to get cars with the Soviet delegation in the city and lay a wreath at the monument to the victims of fascism and militarism, the Monument to Soviet Liberator Soldier in Treptow Park in Berlin. Brezhnev awarded the Order of the GDR. The ceremonial meeting the SED Central Committee, State Council, the Council of Ministers, devoted to 25 - anniversary of the GDR. Speakers (synchronously) A. Honecker, Brezhnev. A military parade in Berlin, a torchlight procession. The film used newsreels of World War II: storming Berlin (1945).

Reel №1

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Berlin - LS. and from the top of the helicopter.

Central Square, PNRM. on the TV tower - LS.

Newsreel 1945:

Ruined Berlin - LS. (The plane), MS., PNRM.

Burning the Reichstag - MS., PNRM. the destroyed homes - MS.

Soviet soldiers running up the stairs Reichstag, hoisting the flag over it - MS., CU.; Stand and wave at the foot of the Reichstag - MS.

Soviet soldiers tear fascist banner, talk to the people of Berlin - MS., LS.

Berliners come out of the basement - MS.

Female Soviet soldier gives bread German citizens - CU.

German girl eats - CU.

Soviet soldiers handed out food - MS., CU., PNRM.

Berliners - "activists of the first hour" work at a volunteer to restore Berlin, restore factory - different.

The car driven by furniture and household goods - MS., PNRM.

The man on the bike carries a goat in a box - MS., PNRM.

The streets of Berlin, fountains - LS., MS.

Passers-by, women with children in the street - MS., CU.

Workers go to the factory - LS., PNRM.

Pipe plant - LS., PNRM.

River port, ships in port - LS., PNRM.

Flying the flag of the GDR - CU.

The streets of Berlin - MS.

Tram passes - LS.

Children with a dog sitting on the stairs - CU.

Children paint on asphalt - different.

Worked as a welder and the other workers - CU.

Industrial landscape - LS.

First secretary of the regional committee of the SED Kotbuskogo Wald presents diplomas to the winners of socialist competition - CU., MS.

Workers celebrate - MS., CU.

Panel with the number "25" on the building - MS.

First Secretary of the Central Committee of the SED, Erich Honecker awards honor Red Flag representatives of one of the best teams - MS.

Workers carry the banner - MS., LS.

The participants applauded - CU., PNRM.

Working dance - MS., CU.

Spouses, Ruth and Gary Noack, marking the silver anniversary together with the 25-th anniversary of the GDR, kissing girl - LS.

Ruth and Gary Noack in the port and on the streets of Rostock - different.

A ship in port - LS.

Festival in Rostock - LS.

Wedding Photography spouses Noack - CU.

Dresden during the anniversary celebrations - LS.

Monument VI Lenin made the project Soviet sculptor Yastrebinetskogo - LS., CU.

Poster in honor of the 25th anniversary of the GDR - CU.

Erich Honecker on the streets of Berlin, talking with workers, with the pioneers - different.

Boy hands Erich Honecker gift - MS.

The people on the street during the anniversary celebrations - LS.

Portraits LI Brezhnev and Erich Honecker on the street - CU.

Flags of the Soviet Union and East Germany at the airport Schönefeld - CU.

Soviet aircraft taxis "IL» - LS.

The welcoming ceremony: greetings, the performance of the national anthem, the report and bypassing the guard of honor.

Are pioneers with flowers.

LI Brezhnev kissing a girl - CU., PNRM.

The people at the airport and in the streets of Berlin welcomes LI Brezhnev, waving flags - Various.

Posters: "Welcome Comrade Brezhnev", "Friendship" and other Russian and German.

LI Brezhnev and Erich Honecker and others, accompanied by an honorary escort of motorcyclists passing through the streets.

Read the cameramen - CU. (With motion), MS., PNRM.

Berliners welcomed the Soviet and German leaders from balconies and standing on the street - are different.

Reel №2

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Passage solemn procession to the residence of L. Brezhnev greeting residents of Berlin (on the streets and in the stands) - Various., With traffic

Panel with the NDP "Friendship" (Russian and German).

Flags of the USSR and the GDR on the building - LS.

Hour at the monument to the victims of fascism and militarism in Unter den Linden - MS., CU.

Eternal flame - CU.

Monument (sculpture) - LS., CU.

Soviet party and government delegation lays a wreath at the monument.

LI Brezhnev and Erich Honecker and other bow.

The passage of honor

Newsreel 1930-1939 years:

On the streets of Berlin are columns of anti-fascists - LS., MS.

Flag with the hammer and sickle - CU.

Are the police - MS., CU.

Speaks German Communist Party leader Ernst Thalmann - CU.

Antifascists listen E. Thalmann - LS., CU.

Passing a police car - LS.

The police dispersed and arrested antifascists - LS., MS.

Run anti-fascists - LS. the top point, MS.

The funeral of the victims of police violence - workers carry the coffin - LS.

Speaks German Communist Party leader Walter Ulbricht - CU.

Are anti-fascists - MS., PNRM.

The monument to the victims of fascism in Buchenwald - CU., MS.

Cemetery - LS.

Barbed wire - LS.

The place where he was killed E. Thalmann - LS.

Tombstone board with the NDP in German - CU.

Eternal flame - CU.

Newsreel of 1941-1945:

Soviet soldier hugging a woman - CU.

Soldiers take off the helmet - CU.

Soldiers carry a wounded man on a stretcher - MS., PNRM.

Wounded go by boat - MS., PNRM.

The Soviet soldiers are sitting in the tank.

Go across the bridge, run into the attack, crossing the river - MS., LS.

Sitting soldier - CU.

Monument to Soviet soldiers in Treptow Park in Berlin - CU., MS.

Treptow Park - LS.

The Soviet delegation, headed by LI Brezhnev, Erich Honecker and other leaders of the GDR lay wreaths at the monument to Soviet soldiers.

Worth of Soviet and German honor guard.

Military band.

Berliners are with banners past the monument, bring flowers and lay them at the monument - different.

Views boy - CU.

Children paint on asphalt - LS.

Children play with a ball - CU., PNRM.

Skittles - CU.

Children riding a roller coaster - MS.

Boxers in the ring - MS.

The people on the streets of Berlin - LS., MS.

Ceremony of LI Brezhnev, the highest award of the GDR - the Order of Karl Marx, Erich Honecker stands, hands LI Brezhnev order, Erich Honecker and Leonid Brezhnev kiss present applauded, LI Brezhnev speaking.

Children on the street watching, clapping - CU., MS.

Girls dancing in the street - MS.

The people in the area - LS., PNRM.

Newsreel 1949:

A man hangs a poster - CU.

Young people with banners - MS.

Performs the first President of the GDR Wilhelm Pieck - LS., CU.

People welcome, applauding - different. (Evening).

Reel №3

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Panel with the number "25» - CU.

Berlin Hall of Werner Zeelenbindera during the solemn meeting of the SED, the State Council, the Council of Ministers and the National Council of the National Front of the German Democratic Republic

LI Brezhnev and Erich Honecker on the podium.

First Secretary of the Socialist Unity Party Erich Honecker delivers a speech on the 25th anniversary of the GDR (simultaneously in German).

Room listening, applauding - different.

The General Secretary of the CPSU, LI Brezhnev (synchronously).

LI Brezhnev and Erich Honecker kissing.

Reel №4

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National People's Army soldiers are preparing for the solemn military parade in honor of the anniversary of the GDR - check out the equipment.

Flags and banners on the building - CU., PNRM.

Spectators in the stands at the festival on October 7, waving flags.

Erich Honecker, LI Brezhnev, Soviet and German leaders on the podium.

Member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Socialist Unity Party Minister of National Defence, Army General G. Hoffman parade commander receives the report.

G. Hoffman and go around the parade commander of the National People's Army, congratulated the soldiers.

By area, are students of the Academy, cadets of military schools, sailors, passing tanks, missiles and other military equipment - different.

People's Army soldiers talk to the people of Berlin - CU.

Female orchestra plays - LS., PNRM., MS.

The people in the area - LS., PNRM.

On the stage are the dance ensemble, jazz, singing girl - different.

Little girl claps - CU.

Dance artists in traditional costumes - CU., LS. (Evening).

See the spectators - LS., PNRM.

Ball for the "Birthday of the Republic" (born October 7): are birthdays of all ages - LS.

Birthdays are children with toys - CU.

Young men and women dancing - LS.

Applauds mechanic Bernd Maday, born October 7, 1949, the day of the GDR - CU.

Friends shake B. Madai, carrying him in her arms - CU., MS.

Torchlight procession of German youth on Unter den Linden - LS. (Evening).

The column is B. Maday - MS.

The participants of the procession pass by government platform.

LI Brezhnev and Erich Honecker, the members of the Soviet delegation at the podium.

First Secretary of the Central Council of the Free German Youth (SSNM) Egon Krenz says the oath of allegiance (simultaneously in German) - CU.

The demonstrators carried portraits E. Thalmann, leaders of the GDR, the banners.

Newsreel 1949:

Youth protesters held on Unter den Linden - different.

on the podium of the first President of the GDR Pieck and chairman of the Central Council of SSNM Erich Honecker - CU., MS.

LI Brezhnev and Erich Honecker from the podium welcoming youth.

LI Brezhnev kissing German girl, prepodnesshuyu him flowers.

Demonstrators waving bear children.

By area, is the orchestra.



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