Liberated Czechoslovakia. (1975)

Documentary №7679, 6 parts, duration: 0:55:13, black-white
Production: CSDF (RCSDF)
Director:Kopalin I.
Screenwriters:Kopalin I.
Camera operators:Dobronickiy V. (elder), Krichevskiy A., Goncharov L., Kiselev S.
Anouncers:Khmara L.
Text authors: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.

Reel №1

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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.

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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

Calendar: 1938

Locations: Prague [879] Munich [872] Karlovy Vary [878]

Seasons: Autumn [826]

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Newsreel of 1938: German-fascist troops enter the Sudetenland.

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

Passing trucks with infantry.

The women wipe away their tears.

German soldiers are in the ranks.

An elderly woman wipes away her tears.

The faces of German soldiers.

A woman with a child.

German soldiers carry machine guns on their shoulders.

President Benes E. signs a decree on his resignation.

Newspaper articles about Benes ' resignation and the ban on political organizations.

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

Hitler's books in the shop window.

German soldiers on the streets of Czechoslovak cities.

The new President of Czechoslovakia, Gacha E., smokes a cigar.

A swastika flag flies over the Prague Kremlin.

A column of buses passes through the city street.

Taking away museum exhibits and rare books.

Refugees from the Sudetenland.

A woman's face.

Refugees on the roads of Czechoslovakia.

Map of the partition and capture of Czechoslovakia.

Newsreel of 1939: German-fascist troops enter Prague on March 15.

German military equipment on the streets of Prague.

The Germans enter the territory of Hradcany.

Flag with a swastika over Hradcany.

German officers raise their hands in a Nazi salute.

Representatives of the Prague administration welcome Neurath.

Fighting in Poland in September 1939.

German planes bomb the territory of Poland.

The walls of buildings are collapsing.

Hitler on the plane looks out the window.

Children escape from the bombing.

Hitler is on the plane.

A burning settlement under the wing of an airplane.

Women see off French soldiers in 1940.

A crying woman.

Burning houses.

Mothers send their children to evacuate.

Hitler on the background of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

German soldiers reinforce the banner on the Eiffel Tower.

Destruction on the streets of London after the bombing.

People come out of the bombed-out area.

The children are being evacuated.

Women's faces.

English sentry on duty.

Chamberlain walks through the park with a gas mask.

Reports in foreign and Soviet newspapers about Hitler's attack on the USSR.

Newsreel of 1941: Soviet troops are fighting.

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

Exercises in the Czechoslovak military unit in the winter of 1942 in Buzuluk.

Machine gunners and mortar men during the exercises.

Czechoslovak soldiers in the ranks.

Presentation of the banner of the Czechoslovak Republic to the commander of the unit, Lieutenant Colonel Svoboda L.

Freedom says the oath at the banner.

Freedom kisses the banner.

Faces of Czechoslovak officers.

Czechoslovak military unit in the ranks with the banner.

A brass band is playing.

The parade of the Czechoslovak military unit in Buzuluk.

Persons of Czechoslovak officers and local leaders.

Soldiers pass by.

Loading of the Czechoslovak unit in the echelon.

The soldiers climb into the cars.

Soldiers wave their hands from the wagons.

The face of a woman in a Czechoslovak uniform.

The train is leaving.

A tank with soldiers on armor passes by.

Soviet planes are flying.

The Soviet artillery crew is firing at the enemy.

Units of the Czechoslovak Brigade are fighting.

Svoboda watches the battle unfold.

The Czechoslovak infantry is moving into position.

Forcing a water barrier.

Svoda, together with the officers, studies the maps of the combat situation.

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

Newsreel of 1943: Svoboda congratulates the awardees.

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

Newsreel of 1943: Soviet troops on the march.

Anti-tank fortifications of the Nazis in the foothills of the Carpathians.

Soviet troops are advancing along the roads in the Carpathians.

Soldiers push cars out of the mud.

Artillery overcomes mountain passes.

The soldiers go up into the mountains.

A Red Army unit is moving along a mountain trail.

Equipment for an artillery position in the mountains.

Artillery is firing at the enemy.

A 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

Calendar: 1938-1941 1943-1944

Locations: Prague [879] Paris [850] Poland [177] London [870] USSR [863]

Seasons: Autumn [826] Spring [825] Summer [824] Winter [823]

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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

Calendar: 1944-1945

Locations: USSR [863] Prague [879] Slovakia [198] Czech Republic [59]

Seasons: Spring [825]

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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

Calendar: 1942 05.1945

Locations: Prague [879] Czech Republic [59]

Seasons: Spring [825]

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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

Calendar: 1975

Locations: Prague [879] Czechoslovakia [877]

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