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ITN Roving Report: Bulgaria, the last satellite

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Report from Bulgaria with a look at Communism and its relation to the Soviet Union. Footage of sometimes primitive farming techniques and construction projects, as well as historical beauty spots and a black sea coastal resort.

'Roving Reports' was a series of documentary reports produced by ITN News from around the world, broadcast between 1957 and 1964. Black and White B/W material.

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Reporter:David Holden
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Large building in Alexander Battenberg Square PAN David Holden standing by Mausoleum dedicated to Georgi Dimitrov (First Communist Leader of Bulgaria after World War II, NB the tomb was demolished in ...

Large building in Alexander Battenberg Square PAN David Holden standing by Mausoleum dedicated to Georgi Dimitrov (First Communist Leader of Bulgaria after World War II, NB the tomb was demolished in 1999) (and in front of National Bank of Sofia) then reporter to camera

Buildings decorated with large pictures and posters of Dimitrov
Mausoleum building

Reporter down steps and into car with female tour guide then car away down street past shops

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General views of Sofia: Statue of Liberator Czar Alex II of Russi...

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General views of Sofia: Statue of Liberator Czar Alex II of Russia on large plinth, city gardens with fountains and boating lake, Bulgarians and reporter taking the waters at sulphuric mineral spring (drinking fountain), man selling cooked corn on the cobn and swimming pool with people on diving boards and swimming

Bulgarians walking about in city streets and crossing cobble road Large square building with arches on Alexander Battenberg square, trolley bus and thin traffic along wide street and traffic policeman using whistle and directing traffic

Orthodox priest in black hat and robes talking to woman
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, St Nikolai Russian Church, Banya Bashi Mosque, Second World War liberation momunent to the Russian Red Army and building with large banner and inscription '9th September 1944 - 1963'

Crowd of little schoolchildren along street with teachers, some holding flags (girls all in similar dresses)
National Art Gallery bearing picture of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (Revolutionary leader of the Soviet Union) above entrance and other notable Communists (Soviet leader Nikita Kruschev and his politburo, Dimitrov, Zhivkov and his politburo) along building

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Balkan Hotel:
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Balkan Hotel:
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Couples dancing sedately in dance hall under small chandelier as band plays

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US Embassy:
Sign and eagle logo on building 'Legation United States of America'; and people looking through mesh protected windows at pictures and information

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Rural Bulgaria:
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Rural Bulgaria:
Car along empty tree-lined country road

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View of trees and rugged hills behind
Huge field of grain crop waving around in strong wind
Collective farm building, field and haystack
Shepherd with herd of shorn sheep kicking up dust as along
Agricultural workers (mainly women wearing headscarves) forking hay coming out of back of threshing machine

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Two oxen pulling full cart through field of crops and straining t...

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Two oxen pulling full cart through field of crops and straining to pull load up verge onto road
Field workers, mostly women wearing headscarves, along on ox carts and riding donkeys side-saddle
Female agricultural workers sitting on ground preparing tobacco for drying on sticks and high-quality tobacco hanging up to dry

Guide showing reporter through vineyard and examining and tasting grapes

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Electronic consumer items including white goods such as refigerator (Fridge door opened and Bulgarian food and drink items including wine and sausage seen inside), electric rings on cooker and dials washing mangle, tub and hoovers (vacuum cleaners), television sets, woman looking at radiogram and radio and tape recorder

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Plovdiv:
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Plovdiv:
Car along empty cobbled street in Old Town then reporter and guide emerging
General views of Plovdiv including Dzhumaya Mosque, narrow cobbled street with buildings with upper floors overhanging street, Plovdiv Ethnographic Museum (House of Agir Koyumdjioglu aka Royal House) with elaborate detail painted on it and empty narrow street near city fortification walls

Veliko Turnovo:
General views including city walls (citadel) and fortress, houses and mosque seen in background on hill, old houses with slate roofs, locals inlcuding elderly women climbing up cobbled road

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FRANCE:
New tourist office with sign above 'Balkantouriste, bureau de voyage et de touriste'

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Modern hotel or 'rest house' (residence or holiday apartment) buildings

Black Sea coast:
Beachside hotel and holidaymakers relaxing on beach, lying about in the sun and under sunshades, paddling and wading in sea as strong waves roll in, strong high waves breaking as man with lilo (airbed) pulling up swimming trunks after nearly losing them and couple looking out to sea

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