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ITN Roving Report: Czechoslovakia Today

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Report on Czechslovakia after 14 years of communism. Both women and men work in industry and earn reasonable money but it does not go very far as food clothes and consumer goods are very expensive. However industry is thriving and it is the sixth ...

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CZECHOSLOVAKIA (now CZECH REPUBLIC): Prague:
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People along on...

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CZECHOSLOVAKIA (now CZECH REPUBLIC): Prague:
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People along on busy city street / Crowds along through Wenceslas Place, including man wearing sunglasses and old man with cigarette / More shots of people along and standing in square / Statue of Stalin / City streets with people and trams

Lidice:
Sign for Lidice / Thin cross with barbed wire round the cross part / Rose flower in bloom / Memorial garden on site of village wiped out by Nazi forces in 1942 / People visiting memorial garden (survivors of Nazi attack)

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Hitler in uniform / Columns of German soldiers marching along roads / Adolf Hitler...

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Hitler in uniform / Columns of German soldiers marching along roads / Adolf Hitler

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Tram along rails in cobbled road (at site where place where SS man Reinhard Heydrich was killed by bomb thrown by two Czech resistance fighters) / Marks and holes by memorial stone on church ...

Prague:
Tram along rails in cobbled road (at site where place where SS man Reinhard Heydrich was killed by bomb thrown by two Czech resistance fighters) / Marks and holes by memorial stone on church wall (where the two Czech men were shot and killed by Gestapo)

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Armed communist soldier on guard (wearing sunglasses) / Window of Czech Foreign Ministry building (from which Foreign Minister Yan Masaryk fell to his death after Communists took over)...

Armed communist soldier on guard (wearing sunglasses) / Window of Czech Foreign Ministry building (from which Foreign Minister Yan Masaryk fell to his death after Communists took over)

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Large Lenin banner hanging in car factory TILT DOWN to man wo...

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Large Lenin banner hanging in car factory TILT DOWN to man working on car / SEQ Men and women in overalls working on production of Skoda cars / Men wearing protective goggles welding with sparks flying / United happy workers banners

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Communist star symbol over factory sign above building TILT DOWN to car factory workers leaving / Guard in uniform with peaked hat with star emblem on front / More men and women workers leaving factory as guard watches them

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Bare chested man glass blowing / Man wearing shirt glass blowing / Various shots of hot glass being worked on and blowed (male and female workers) / Engraving being made on glass bottle

Pils:
Bottles of alcohol on conveyor belt going past brush sticking labels down / Man and woman watching bottles on conveyor / Bottles of beer along conveyor

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Old woman in field collecting crops by hand using small scythe / Two women along carrying heavy basket of crops between them and one carrying another full basket on her back / Czech children by field as women work on farm / More of women farm workers

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Tractor along muddy track on collective farm / Stationary horse d...

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Tractor along muddy track on collective farm / Stationary horse drawn farm cart, three tractors parked / Close ups different pigs, close up calf eating / Young woman along in boots and carrying white bucket / Close up boy in army style uniform and hat / Man speaking (not heard) / Two young Czech girls / Male farm workers raking hay / General view of countryside and village with church / Man forking hay up onto cart in field pulled by two horses, close up the two horses in harness / Man forking up piles of hay up onto cart

Machine (combine harvester) cutting crops in field / Woman down farm track chasing geese and goslings along / Goose in field with young ones huddled beside / Cows in field, as watched by young boy

Two storks on large nest / Small thatched house with the storks on nest on chimney / Neat country houses in village street / Older housing and few chickens on lane / More thatched single storey houses / General views of new houses / Man filling watering can from water pump with modern village house in background / Man along carrying full bucket and watering can / Old man wearing peaked hat / Man sitting on seat by stone wall with two old women wearing headscarves / Little girl in spotty dress with frilly sleeve tops / Old woman wearing headscarf / Czech women in village street

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Women at vegetable stall selling large cabbages / Old woman in he...

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Women at vegetable stall selling large cabbages / Old woman in headscarf and apron TILT DOWN to box of tomatoes / Sack of potatoes

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Jars and tins of fish and other food items for sale in shop / Wines and spirits on shelves and counter / Food counters and women shopping / Butter (very expensive) wrapped / Woman at cash register and handing change to customer / Shots of portable typewriter, washing machine, vacuum cleaners, several television sets

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Man and woman carrying heavy box between them / General views of shops / Shop window displaying womens clothing / Price tags / More of window displays

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Long queue outside butchers shop, people chatting / Various foods for sale and price tags, including meat, cherries and tomatoes, pineapples and price tag / Woman selling pineapples

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Crowded cafe with people sitting at tables eating / People ea...

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Crowded cafe with people sitting at tables eating / People eating meals in restaurant / Men clinking glasses of beer together / Men drinking pints of beer / Czech woman drinking pint of beer in one go and men applauding when she finishes

Shots of housewife preparing food in very basic kitchen / Saucepans on gas cooker / Woman working in kitchen PAN round flat to her husband and Tom St John Barry sitting at table talking and smoking

Sequence St John Barry sitting eating with Czech couple

General views of different rooms around apartment and basic furniture

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General views of construction sites where new flats under construction / Grand office building / New factory under construction / Modern builidng in middle of town with people along in street / Multi storey hotel under construction

Prague:
Wide main quiet street with trams and statue of St Vaclav on horse at one end (filmed at midday)

Bratislava:
Empty street in city centre

Prague:
View from moving vehicle showing empty road ahead past good houses

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Prague:
Football played on Spartak Prague football ground / Men ...

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Football played on Spartak Prague football ground / Men and women watching from stands including man holding transitor portable radio

Vera Sukova (1962 Wimbledon finalist) / Sukova coaching young male tennis players at her Club

Three very fit/athletic young men wearing swimming trunks along grass past sunbathers / Two girls in bikinis sunbathing by river

Boat on lake and people swimming close by / Two men fishing with rods from boats / Little girl with rubber ring round her swimming along, naked toddler playing in the water / Boats moored by waterfront and ironwork bridge in background

Kampa (Little Venice):
View down river with old buildings beside and waterwheel by one of them / More views of rivers with old buildings including view of Charles Bridge / Stately building / Modern statue of couple entwined / War memorial in square

Tourists in square (mixture of people wearing modern and traditional clothes)

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Fountain jet of water in large bowl structure in Bohemian Spa / Vistors collecting spa water from pepetual tap and drinking from china vessles with spouts

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Girls dancing on stage in nightclub / Woman singing at microphone / Dancing girls performing / Girls dancing the Can Can

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Huge statue of Stalin / Streets scenes including Czech people walking along busy streets in summer clothing / Communist soldier / Old man smoking cigarette in holder / Two women talking / Old man wearing glasses / Communist soldiers and people walking in street / Bootblack man cleaning man's shoes / Independent/private shop in Prague, shopworker outside

Steam engine train pulling goods trucks

Shots of Asian and African men along / Asian man and white woman along together

Newspaper kiosk on pavement / Newspapers in different languages

Religious statue on plinth of figure with halo and a tree on each side / Towers and frontage of St Vitus Cathedral

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Young Czechoslovak men / Young adults along in street, some wearing modern dress, hairstyles

Young bare chested man playing guitar (rock music) in park surrounded by group of young people in beachwear, relaxing, smiling

Young women with hair pinned up / People along in street

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