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).

Monday, May 15, 2017

Ceskoslovenska mesta (2)

Ceskoslovenska mesta (Czechoslovak Towns) by Jiri Hruza. Hardcover book published by Olympia Praha 1976, 211 pages with black and white and colour photographs.

BRATISLAVA

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

China Travel: Guangzhou and Foshan (6).

China Travel: Guangzhou and Foshan, compiled by China International Travel Service, Guangzhou Branch and Editorial Department of the Guangdong People's Publishing House. Paperback book published by Guangdong People's Publishing House 1977, 112 pages. All text is in English.

The Guangzhou Heavy Machinery Plant used to a be a small factory than could only repair and assemble farm implements. After expansion it now produces heavy equipment for the chemical, oil-refining and mining industries.

Guangzhou Paper Mill.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Deutsche Demokratische Republik (39)

Deutsche Demokratische Republik.  Hardcover book published by Sachsenverlag Dresden 1959.  All text is in German.  There is a booklet with Russian, English, French and Spanish translations.

VEB Sachring, motor-car works at Zwickau: Mass production of lorries.

VEB Sachring, motor-car works at Zwickau: Final assembly of the P 70 motor-car type

Friday, April 28, 2017

This is Poland (26)

This is Poland. Softcover book published by Interpress Publishers Warsaw 1972, 216 pages with colour and black and white photographs and illustrations. All text is in English.

Rescue operations in difficult conditions demand courage, skill and fitness

The Volunteer Mountain Rescue Organization has modern rescue equipment

Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Blue Adriatic (10)

The Blue Adriatic. Hardcover book published by Spektar, Zagreb (no date). Text is in Croato-Serbian, English, German, Italian and French.

Rijeka, Croatia

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Deutsche Demokratische Republik (38)

Deutsche Demokratische Republik.  Hardcover book published by Sachsenverlag Dresden 1959.  All text is in German.  There is a booklet with Russian, English, French and Spanish translations.

Scenes of the outstanding DEFA film “Ernst Thaelmann”

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Soviet Siberia (21)

Soviet Siberia by E. Klenov and G. Paderin. Hardcover book with pictorial boards (no dust jacket) published by Progress Publishers Moscow 1970, unpaginated with colour and black and white photographs.

Only the very old still remember the smoky rough dwellings of animal skins. The electric train has come to replace the deer and dog team.











Friday, April 7, 2017

Mockba Moscow Moscou Moskau Moscu (6)

Mockba Moscow Moscou Moskau Moscu. Hardcover book published 1963. Text is in Russian, English, French, German and Spanish.

Moskva Outdoor Swimming-Pool on the Kropotkinskaya Embankment

Krymsky Bridge across the Moskva River with the Frunzenskaya Embankment (right)

Sunday, April 2, 2017

The Grand Canal: An Odyssey (8)

The Grand Canal: An Odyssey. Hardcover book published by Foreign Languages Press 1987, 197 pages.





Hangzhou. Terminal of the Grand Canal.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Ceskoslovenska mesta (1)

Ceskoslovenska mesta (Czechoslovak Towns) by Jiri Hruza. Hardcover book published by Olympia Praha 1976, 211 pages with black and white and colour photographs.

NOVE MESTO NAD METUJI

SLAVONICE

BANKSA BYSTRICA


Sunday, March 12, 2017

China Travel: Guangzhou and Foshan (5).

China Travel: Guangzhou and Foshan, compiled by China International Travel Service, Guangzhou Branch and Editorial Department of the Guangdong People's Publishing House. Paperback book published by Guangdong People's Publishing House 1977, 112 pages. All text is in English.

The whole nation should learn from the People's Liberation Army and the Liberation Army should learn from the whole people”. A fighter on one of the P.L.A Guangzhou units giving extra curricular coaching to pupils of the Hot Springs Primary School.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Érdekes Kalendárium 1978 (16).

Érdekes Kalendárium 1978. Paperback book/magazine published by Kossuth Könyvkiadó Budapest 1978, 192 pages. All text is in Hungarian.


Monday, February 27, 2017

Podomju Latvija (Soviet Latvia) (9)

Podomju Latvija (Soviet Latvia). Hardcover book published by Riga Avots 1985, 215 pages with colour photographs throughout.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Blue Adriatic (9)

The Blue Adriatic. Hardcover book published by Spektar, Zagreb (no date). Text is in Croato-Serbian, English, German, Italian and French.

Rabac, Croatia

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sputnik: Digest of Soviet Press: 1 January 1978. (8)

Sputnik: Digest of Soviet Press: 1 January 1978. Paperback magazine published by Novosti Press Agency. All text is in English.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Deutsche Demokratische Republik. (37)

Deutsche Demokratische Republik.  Hardcover book published by Sachsenverlag Dresden 1959.  All text is in German.  There is a booklet with Russian, English, French and Spanish translations.

The youth of the Magdeburg county undertook to drain the Wische (marshy area) in order to reclaim 16,000 hectares of arable land

Monday, February 13, 2017

Mockba Moscow Moscou Moskau Moscu (5)

Mockba Moscow Moscou Moskau Moscu. Hardcover book published 1963. Text is in Russian, English, French, German and Spanish.

View of the Red Square from Zamoskvprechye with the Kremlin (left) and St. Basil's Cathedral (centre) (16th cent.)

Monday, February 6, 2017

Red Detachment of Women – A Modern Revolutionary Ballet: Revised collectively by the China Ballet Troupe (May 1970 script). (10)

Red Detachment of Women – A Modern Revolutionary Ballet: Revised collectively by the China Ballet Troupe (May 1970 script). Hardcover book published by the Foreign Lanuages Press Peking 1972, 169 pages with black and white and colour photographs. Text is in English.

Wu Ching-hua and a group of fighters use the favourable terrain of a mountain pass to intercept the enemy as cover for the transfer of the army's main force.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

This is Poland (25)

This is Poland. Softcover book published by Interpress Publishers Warsaw 1972, 216 pages with colour and black and white photographs and illustrations. All text is in English.

Masurian lakes – peaceful oasis of unspoilt nature, favourite rendezvous of holidays-on-water enthusiasts

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

China Travel: Guangzhou and Foshan (4).

China Travel: Guangzhou and Foshan, compiled by China International Travel Service, Guangzhou Branch and Editorial Department of the Guangdong People's Publishing House. Paperback book published by Guangdong People's Publishing House 1977, 112 pages. All text is in English.

The Memorial Part ot the Martyrs of the Guangzhou Uprising was built in 1957 to commemorate those who died in the Guangzhou Uprising of December 1927, during which a people's political power was born.

Friendships first, competition second” - A friendly match between the Guangzhou and Liaoning football teams held in Yuexiushan Stadium, Guangzhou.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Érdekes Kalendárium 1978 (15).

Érdekes Kalendárium 1978. Paperback book/magazine published by Kossuth Könyvkiadó Budapest 1978, 192 pages. All text is in Hungarian.

Nyari vendegeini












Thursday, January 12, 2017

Soviet Siberia (20)

Soviet Siberia by E. Klenov and G. Paderin. Hardcover book with pictorial boards (no dust jacket) published by Progress Publishers Moscow 1970, unpaginated with colour and black and white photographs.

Only the very brave venture into the water in the winter time. But young and old love fishing through the ice, and are not to be put off by the severest of frosts.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Podomju Latvija (Soviet Latvia) (8)

Podomju Latvija (Soviet Latvia). Hardcover book published by Riga Avots 1985, 215 pages with colour photographs throughout.

Agricultural production in the republic has been fully industrialized. There are agroindustrial unions in all the districts. More than 50 interkolhoz enterprises and organizations as well as 237 cattle breeding complexes are successfully functioning. Only pedigree stick is reared in the state and collective farms.





Thursday, January 5, 2017

New China (18)

New China. Hardcover book published by Foreign Languages Press 1953, unpaginated with black and white photographs. All text is in English.

Jung Kuan-hsiu, peasant delegate, casts her vote at the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, the supreme political body of the nation. Famous as a labour heroine, she is an outstanding representative of our new peasantry which, in the course of the land reform movement, elected its own local governments and local assemblies