Communist Propaganda of the 20th Century

Communist Propaganda of the 20th Century

propaganda - 'noun', information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view (Compact Oxford Dictionary).

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Czechoslovak Spartakiades (4)

Czechoslovak Spartakiades by Julius Chvalny.  Hardcover book published by Orbis Press Agency, Prague.  Text is in Russian, English, German, French and Spanish.

In the composition for parents and children 4,000 pairs took part in the Strahov stadium in Prague, while 23,821 pairs performed in county Spartikiades

The composition for the youngest boys and girls (5-7 years) brought a total of 66,753 participants to the county Spartikiades, and 4,000 to the one in Prague

Younger pupils showed off in an untraditional exercise with flying saucers and skipping ropes.  In the county Spartikiades 55,798 pupils took part, while 6,912 performed in Prague

Younger girl pupils (from 8-11 years) numbered 67,125 in the county Spartikiades and 13,824 performed in the Prague finale

The charm of the composition performed by younger girls was shown especially in the colourful dancing figures

In the exercises the girls were divided into groups of gymnasts and dancers; there were 42,859 participants in the county Spartikiades and 6,912 in Prague

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