Uniformed and armed partisans marching through the streets of a town and across a field. Shots of male partisans receiving instructions from a commander (close-ups of commander), then saluting. The commander chats with the troops; good close-ups of male and female partisans. The scene switches to the interior of a partisan barracks. British, American and Soviet flags are visible on the walls. The soldiers are at leisure, sitting or lying on the floor, smoking and reading. One writes a letter. Outdoors again, two female partisans are shown helping two small girls down a flight of steps. The cameraman's notes indicate that one of the women rescued and adopted one of the little girls, Viasma, after finding her beside her dead mother's body. The two are shown in a very close-up shot, then the two little girls together. The next scene shows a large group of partisans dancing in a circle; the camerman describes the dance as a popular national dance called the "Kolo." Nice shots of the soldiers singing; one plays an accordian. Shots of soup being dished out of a large pot, then an all-female group marching, and three female snipers with rifles lying in a rocky field. A close-up of a portrait of Tito hanging in the living quarters, then a shot of the Yugoslavian, American, British and Soviet flags, and portraits of Tito, Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill. A banner hanging over the flags and portraits reads "Long live our allies England, America, and the USSR."
Biography / History:
2004.723.1 The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased the film excerpts from the National Archives and Records Administration in July 2004.
The March of Time, Ltd.
National Archives & Records Administration (NARA), 200 MTT 1025 GG
Video Master; b/w
DigiBeta; Betacam SP; VHS
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