Liberated Czechoslovakia.. (1975)

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Director: Kopalin I.

Script writers: Kopalin I.

Operators: Dobronickiy V. (elder), Krichevskiy A., Goncharov L., Kiselev S.

Anouncers: Khmara L.

Text writers: Aganov B., Karavkin U.


A film about the history of the Czechoslovakian Socialist Republic, newsreel of various years is used.

Historical background

The film "liberation of Czechoslovakia" was created during the Great Patriotic War and was first shown to the spectators in 1945. In 1975 celebrates its 30 th anniversary of the Great Victory over fascism. By that date, prepared a new version of the film, which tells of modern Czechoslovakia, of its cities and people on the transformations in the country, the friendship between the Soviet and Czechoslovak people. More episodes of the film is devoted to the President of Czechoslovakia, L. Svoboda. Central to the film given to historical material period 1938-1945 period, to the dramatic events of the Second World War and tells about the struggle of the Czechoslovak Soviet soldiers against Nazi Germany.

History of foreign countries | World War II

Reel №1

Mountain landscape.

A general view of a hydroelectric dam.

Types of Czechoslovak towns and villages (above).

View Karlstejn Castle in the Czech Republic (top).

Types of resorts in the foothills of the Tatra Mountains (the top).

Views of Prague.

People on the streets of Prague.

People walk across the Charles Bridge.

The statues on the Charles Bridge.

The artist writes cityscape standing on the bank of the Vltava.

Spin the wheel of old watermill.

View of Prague Castle from Vltava.

People on the banks of the Vltava.

People on the streets of Prague.

Jan Hus Monument in Prague.

View square in front of the monument, people feed the pigeons.

People on the streets of Prague.

People in the square in front of the Prague City Hall.

The clock on the town hall.

Statue at the clock.

Children look at the clock.

View clock face, moving figures.

Those people in the square.

People look at the moving figures in hours.

Types of old Prague streets from the car window.

Types of Prague Castle.

Types Prague area.

Panorama and types of Bratislava.

People on the streets of Bratislava.

Types of ancient streets of Bratislava.

People on the streets of the city.

Monument to those killed in the struggle against the fascist invaders.

Types of graves and memorial dedicated to Soviet soldiers.

Cemetery of Soviet soldiers in Prague.

Honor guard at the monument to fallen Soviet soldiers lay a wreath at the monument.

Eternal flame burns at a memorial.

The soldiers of the Czechoslovak army standing with a wreath in the hands.

G. Husak and his entourage lay wreaths at the monument to the fighters against fascism.

Pass members of the Soviet delegation.

Laying a wreath at the memorial hall.

It should honor guard.

G. Husak, the leaders of Czechoslovakia and the members of the Soviet delegation during the minute of silence.

Towns and countries

Reel №2

Map capture Nazi Germany European countries in 1938 (animation).

Newsreel, 1938: Participants of the meeting welcomed the fascist leader of the Czechoslovak Nazi Henlein.

Czechoslovak fascist event in Karlovy Vary.

Henlein of the floor.

The face of a young fascist.

The speaker on the podium.

Czechoslovak storm troopers marching through the streets.

The consequences of the pogroms.

Medics take out the corpse out of the house.

The consequences of the pogroms.

The patrol walks past a broken shop windows.

Panorama of the anti-fascist rally in Prague.

Military equipment of the Wehrmacht moved to the borders of Czechoslovakia.

Moves the German infantry.

Aircraft at the airport.

People on the streets are reading classified ads partial mobilization.

Czechoslovak military unit is put forward to meet the enemy.

Czechoslovak cavalry and infantry on the march.

Artillery of the rises in the mountains.

Artillery positions in the mountains.

Czechoslovak border guards lowered barrier.

Czechoslovak border post.

All the post.

People at newsstands on the streets of Prague.

The text of the Soviet-Czechoslovak agreement.

An article in the newspaper about the Czechoslovak Soviet aid.

People on the streets of Prague view masks in shop windows.

People read classified ads in newspapers mobilization.

Czechoslovak infantry on the march.

It takes cyclists unit.

The soldiers sit in a truck.

Passing artillery.

The pilots are going to airplanes, sit in them.

Czechoslovakian aircraft and tanks.

Waving national flags of Germany, France and the UK.

French President Daladier after arriving in Munich.

Meeting Ribbentrop and Daladier at the airport.

Ribbentrop and Daladier talking, sitting in the car.

Ribbentrop and Daladier of vehicles are responsible for greeting.

The arrival of the British Prime Minister Chamberlain in Munich.

National flags of the participating countries over the entrance to the palace in Munich.

Delegates gather at the conference.

A. Hitler talks with Daladier.

Hering G. and R. Hess discuss the future borders of Germany.

Map dismemberment of Czechoslovakia by the Munich Agreement.

Newsreel, 1938: Hitler, Goering and members of the German delegation during the conference.

Map territories, formed as a result of the Munich Agreement.

Newsreel, 1938: B. Mussolini and Chamberlain signed the Munich Agreement.

Those leaders of the independent Slovakia J. Tiso and Tuka V.

Map section of Czechoslovakia in 1938 (animation).

Newsreel 1938: protests against the Munich Agreement on the streets of Czechoslovakia.

The demonstration in the streets of Prague.

Texts of articles in support of Czechoslovakia in the Czechoslovak and Soviet newspapers.


Adolf Hitler - a German statesman and political figure
Hermann Goering - German statesman and political figure
Rudolf Hess - German statesman and political figure
Benito Mussolini - the Italian statesman and political figure
Edouard Daladier - French statesman and politician
Neville Chamberlain - British statesman and politician
Konrad Henlein - German and Czechoslovak politician
Jozef Tiso - Slovak statesman and political figure
Vojtech Tuka - Slovak statesman and political figure




Karlovy Vary



Daylight of Czechoslovakia under the German control; Political figures; Foreign policy; Demonstrations

Reel №3

Newsreel, 1938: Nazi troops enter the Sudetenland.

People on the sidewalks throw their hands in the Nazi salute.

Passing trucks with infantry.

The women wiped tears.

German soldiers are in order.

An elderly woman wipes her tears.

Those German soldiers.

Woman with child.

German soldiers carry guns on his shoulder.

President E. BeneЕЎ signed a decree on the resignation of Sway.

Articles in newspapers about the resignation of Benes and ban political organizations.

Newsreel, 1938: people at the window of the bookstore.

Books Hitler's shop window.

German soldiers on the streets of the Czechoslovak cities.

The new president of Czechoslovakia, Hacha E. smokes cigar.

Swastika flag flying over Prague Castle.

Column bus rides on the street.

Stripping museum exhibits and rare books.

Refugees from the Sudetenland.

The woman's face.

The refugees on the roads of Czechoslovakia.

Map section and the seizure of Czechoslovakia.

Newsreel, 1939: Nazi troops enter Prague on March 15.

German military equipment on the streets of Prague.

Germans come to the territory of Hradcany.

A flag with a swastika on Hradcany.

German officers raise their arms in a Nazi salute.

Representatives of the Prague administration welcomed Neurath.

The fighting in Poland in September 1939.

German planes bombed the territory of Poland.

Crumbling walls of buildings.

Hitler on the plane looking out the window.

Children fleeing the bombing.

Hitler, on the plane.

Burning town under the wing of the aircraft.

Women see off French soldiers in 1940.

Weeping Woman.

Discounted homes.

Mothers send their children to evacuate.

Hitler against the background of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

German soldiers reinforce banner on the Eiffel Tower.

Destruction on the streets of London after the bombing.

People come out of the bombed area.

Children are sent to evacuate.

Those women.

English sentry on duty.

Chamberlain goes through the park with a gas mask.

Messages in foreign and Soviet newspapers of Hitler's attack on the Soviet Union.

Newsreel 1941: Soviet troops are fighting.

The signing of the July 18, 1941 in London, the Soviet-Czechoslovak agreement.

Teachings in the Czechoslovak military unit in winter 1942 in Buzuluk.

The machine-gunners and mortar during the exercise.

Czechoslovak soldiers in the ranks.

Presentation of the flag of the Czechoslovak Republic commander Lieutenant Colonel L. Svoboda

Freedom to recite the oath at the flag.

Freedom kisses banner.

Persons Czechoslovak officers.

Czechoslovak military units in service with the banner.

Playing a brass band.

Parade of the Czechoslovak military unit in Buzuluk.

Persons Czechoslovak officers and local leaders.

Pass soldiers.

Loading Czechoslovak part in echelon.

Soldiers climb into cars.

The soldiers waving from cars.

The woman's face in the Czechoslovak form.

Echelon sent.

He drives a tank with soldiers in armor.

Flying Soviet planes.

Soviet artillery crew firing at the enemy.

Units of the Czechoslovak team are fighting.

Freedom of watching the fight.

Czechoslovak infantry pushed into position.

Forcing water obstacles.

Brings together officers studying maps of the combat situation.

The text of the decree on awarding orders and medals of the USSR soldiers of the Czechoslovak team.

Newsreel, 1943: Freedom congratulates the awardees.

The texts of the agreement between the USSR and Czechoslovakia, published in the newspapers.

Newsreel 1943: Soviet troops on the march.

Strengthening anti-Nazis in the foothills of the Carpathians.

Soviet troops moving on the roads in the Carpathians.

The soldiers pushed the car out of the mud.

Artillery overcome the mountain passes.

Soldiers climb mountains.

The division of the Red Army is moving along a mountain trail.

Equipment artillery positions in the mountains.

Artillery firing at the enemy.

The soldier carries a wounded comrade on the back of a mule.


Edvard Benes - Czechoslovak statesman and political figure
Emil Hacha - Czechoslovak statesman and political figure
Konstantin von Neurath - German statesman and political figure
Neville Chamberlain - British statesman and politician
Freedom Ludwig - Czechoslovak statesman and political leader, military leader


1938-1941 1943-1944





Daylight of Czechoslovakia under the German control; Political figures

Reel №4

Newsreel 1944: A column of Soviet tanks and armored vehicles moving towards the Czechoslovak border.

The machine-gunners take positions.

The gunners firing at the enemy.

Doctor bandaging the wounded.

Self-propelled artillery firing.

Infantry and tanks go on the offensive.

Soldiers climb the cliff.

Flying Soviet planes.

Slovak guerrillas on the march.

Pictures of Slovak partisans.

Portraits of members of the illegal Communist Party of Slovakia, Mr.

Husak, Shmidke K., New Town B. Photo Slovak partisans.

Newsreel 1944: German troop train passes.

German soldiers on the train platform.

Hands partisan cooking undermine railway tracks.

Face driver of the locomotive.

Explosions on the rails.

The result of the collapse of the military echelon.

Panorama of one of the Nazis burned Slovak villages.

Presentation banner 2nd Czechoslovak brigade.

Soldiers in the ranks.

K. Gottwald, speaking to soldiers (synchronously).

Banner 2nd Brigade sneaked down the line.

Parade units of the 2nd Czechoslovak Brigade before leaving for the front.

Officers welcomed the passing of the.

Passing motorcyclists company.

Go light armored vehicles.

Armored vehicles and motorcycle parts on the march.

Self-propelled artillery "Captain Otakar Yarosh" on the march.

It passes through the tank with infantry to armor.

Passes division of the Red Army with the banner.

Soviet and Czechoslovak units to enter the territory of Slovakia in 1945.

Soldiers walk past anti-structures.

Tractor towing anti-aircraft gun.

People welcome the Red Army.

Faces of Slovak peasants.

Parts of the Red Army's advance into the territory of Slovakia.

Drive through the self-propelled artillery.

The people welcomed the Soviet soldiers.

The farmer treats the soldier driver milk.

Girls from the roadside waving Soviet tank crews.

Slovak farmer tills the soil.

Flowering apple tree.

Farmers plow the land.

Czechoslovak soldiers helping farmers plowing.

Tanks are on the road.

Soviet and Czechoslovak flags fluttering over the peaks of the Tatra Mountains.

Mountain landscape.

Flying Soviet planes.

Artillery firing at the enemy.

Marshal Rodion Malinovsky studying the military situation on the map with staff officers.

Types of Bratislava.

Danube Flotilla boats are on the river near Bratislava.

Type part of Bratislava (above).

Infantry and tanks go on the attack.

Killed Hitler's soldiers.

Soviet planes bombed the enemy.

Army General Eremenko liberated Ostrava.

Residents of Ostrava welcomed the Soviet soldiers.

Soldiers and workers Ostrava climb the tower to install banners.

Flying Soviet planes.

Artillery firing at the enemy.

Soviet troops are fighting in Czechoslovakia.

Views of the City of Brno.

Czechoslovak and Soviet flags on the building in Brno.

Moravian peasants welcomed the Red Army.

Flying Soviet planes.

View Prague street (above).

German troops in the streets of Prague.

Start of the uprising in the streets of Prague.

German tanks patrolling the streets of the city.

The rebels run across the street under enemy fire.

The bodies of dead civilians.

Fight in Prague between rebels and the German troops.

Rebels captured on the streets of the central districts of Prague.

People build a barricade.

View street barricade partitioned.

Barricades in front of the town hall.

The barricades in the streets of Prague.

Rebels from the barricades.

People build a barricade passes patrol rebels.

The rebels on the barricades.

The barricades in the streets of Prague.

German patrol gun sets.


Rodion Malinovsky - commander
Eremenko Andrei Ivanovich - commander
Klement Gottwald - Czechoslovak statesman and political figure




Czech Republic



Uprising in Prague.Prague operation; Generals and war heroes

Reel №5

Newsreel 1945: uprising in Prague, the insurgents on the streets.

The rebels patrol the streets.

Rebels take out a wounded comrade.

In the streets of Prague are arrested accomplices of the Nazis and Gestapo agents.

From the windows of the building of the Gestapo discarded documents.

The burning of the archives of the German occupiers, portraits of Hitler and Nazi banners.

Troops categories Schoerner moving to Prague.

German troops and armored vehicles in the suburbs of Prague.

Doctors and nurses of the Red Cross to help civilians and the injured.

Killed by the rebels.

German aircraft in the skies over Prague.

Types Prague streets, burning buildings.

Types of burning areas of Prague.

Marshal Konev IS fighting over the map.

General Rybalko explains staff officers combat mission.

Soviet tanks coming to the aid of the Prague insurgents.

Flying Soviet planes.

Tanks and infantry attacks.

Attack aircraft hit ground targets.

Solid German armored vehicles.

Soviet troops moving across the plain to Prague.

Rebels fighting in the streets of Prague.

Soviet troops on the march.

View of the Prague district (above).

Soviet troops to march on Prague.

Face tanker.

Burning buildings in Prague.

Doctors carried the wounded rebels.

Soviet tanks to march.

The rebels are wounded on a stretcher, people hiding from the shelling.

Soviet tanks on the march.

Soviet troops entered Prague.

Soviet tanks on the streets of Prague, the people welcomed them.

Type of dilapidated buildings.

Wounded loaded into an ambulance.

Soviet tanks on the streets of Prague.

Types liberated Prague.

Residents of Prague welcome Soviet soldiers.

Soviet soldiers talking to the residents of Prague.

A soldier holds a child.

Children climb on tanks and vehicles.

Residents of Prague waving from the windows, welcoming Soviet soldiers.

Soviet troops passing through the city streets.

Residents of Prague welcome the Red Army.

People are beaten with sticks bronze head of Hitler.

People break busts of Hitler.

Part of a city street type (top).

Soviet tanks are on the streets of Prague.

Residents of Prague welcome Marshal Konev.

Those children.

Konev from the car responds to the greeting residents of Prague.

Residents of Prague welcome Konev.

Residents of Prague lay flowers on the coffin of the deceased Soviet soldiers.

The funeral of Soviet soldiers and Czech patriots who died during the liberation of Prague.

Honor guard at the grave.

Kind of place where was the village of Lidice, cemetery.

Burning houses of Lidice in 1942.

Photos of the atrocities of Nazi executioners in Lidice.

Newsreel 1942: burning houses of Lidice.

Explosion at home.

Mass grave of Lidice residents.

Memorial service in Lidice in 1945.

Soviet soldiers in the ranks at the memorial meeting.

Weeping women.

The priest reads the prayer for the dead.

Weeping women.

People stand at the mass grave.

General view of the mass grave.

Parts of the Czechoslovak Corps in the streets of Prague.

Gen. L. Svoboda on horseback welcomes people of Prague.

Parts of the Czechoslovak Corps in the streets of Prague, the people welcomed the soldiers.

A column of armored cars moving on the streets of Prague.

Soviet and Czechoslovak troops on the streets of liberated Prague.

The national flag of Czechoslovakia Hradcany.

A general view of the square with jubilant people (above).

Panorama Square.


Ivan Stepanovich Konev - commander
Paul S. Rybalko - commander
Freedom Ludwig - Czechoslovak statesman and political leader, military leader


1942 05.1945


Czech Republic



Uprising in Prague.Prague operation; Generals and war heroes

Reel №6

Panorama industrial Czechoslovakia (at the top).

Type of oil and gas pipeline along the road.

Employees of a company dispatcher at work.

Types of industrial enterprises in Czechoslovakia.

People on the streets of the city.

Laying flowers at the monument to Lenin in Prague.

All at the foot of the monument.

Wreaths at the foot of the monument.

Honor guard at the foot of the monument.

Laying wreaths at the monument.

Children at the monument to Lenin.

Soviet tank on a pedestal in Prague.

Plaque with the inscription on the pedestal.

Children play on the playground.

Types Prague streets.

People come to the metro station.

View of the metro station.

Passengers in the car of the Prague metro.

The train arrives at one of the subway stations.

Passengers on a train.

Passengers board the train.

Interior view of one of the subway stations in Prague.

People climb the escalator.

Panorama of new urban areas (above).

Forms new village of Lidice.

Children playing on the front lawn.

Pupils kindergarten walking down the street accompanied by a caregiver.

Those children.

Types of memorial in Lidice.

Types of historical center of Prague.

Flying the flag of Prague.

Newsreel, 1975: Freedom of speech L., sitting at a desk in the office of the Presidential Palace (synchronously).

View of Prague Castle.

The new president of Czechoslovakia G. Husak takes the oath in Vladislav Hall of Prague Castle.

The deputies of the Federal Assembly of Czechoslovakia applauded.

Husak signed text of the oath.

Husak receives congratulations.

Delegates Husak presented bouquets of flowers.

View of Prague Castle (above).

LI Brezhnev and Gander are in the hall for the signing of the Soviet-Czechoslovak agreement.

Husak and Brezhnev signed the Treaty of Friendship between the USSR and Czechoslovakia.

People in the square greet Brezhnev and Husak.

Brezhnev and Husak from the balcony are responsible for greeting people.

A general view of the area during the solemn meeting (above).

State flags of the USSR and Czechoslovakia on the buildings and streets of Prague.

View of Prague Castle (above).

People in the square during the solemn meeting.

May Day demonstration in Prague.

Pass Czechoslovakian pioneers.


Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev - statesman and political figure
Freedom Ludwig - Czechoslovak statesman and political leader, military leader
Gustav Husak - Czechoslovak statesman and political figure





International cooperation; Political figures; Rallies