THE RETURN OF OUR AIRMEN FROM ENGLAND - rushes [Allocated Title]
Rushes of the parade through Prague by the Czech airmen who have just returned from England after fighting in the RAF, and of their parade before Benes.
Czech airmen still in their RAF uniforms march down Wenceslas Square past large crowds who give them a triumphant welcome. Crowds include a few Russian soldiers but more prominent are the Czech girls in their national costume who press flowers into the hands of the airmen and join the increasingly relaxed march through the city centre. Camera reveals a partially destroyed building on the route to the old town square where President Benes arrives by car to inspect, decorate and address the assembled airmen who then march past. Benes, with wife Magda, is surrounded by government and military figures, including Prime Minister Fierlinger, Generals Svoboda and Bocek, Russian and French officers and the British Ambassador Peter Nichols. A returning Liberator flies overhead. Benes delivers a speech, after which all stand as a band plays the national anthem. Airmen march past, then crowds surge forward to catch a glimpse of the departing President and other VIPs.