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, February 27, 2011

Slovensko (1)

Slovensko (The Beauties of Slovakia: The Past and the Present).  Hardcover book published by Osveta 1975.  Text is in Czech with Russian, German, English etc translations in the back of the book.


Monday, February 21, 2011

China Travel: Shanghai Hangzhou Nanjing Wuxi Suzhou (2)

China Travel: Shanghai Hangzhou Nanjing Wuxi Suzhou, edited by China International Travel Service.  Paperback book published by China Travel and Tourism Press Beijing 1975.  Text is in English.

Shanghai workers criticize Lin Piao and Confucius
A farm machinery plant run by a Shanghai rural people’s commune

A barefoot doctor in rural Shanghai treating poor and lower-middle peasants

Cadre School Members doing manual labour

Hangzhou silk parasols

Educated youth in the countryside
Pupils of the Chengxian Street Primary School of Nanjing learning farm work

A good harvest of silkworm cocoons

A bumper harvest of sweet juicy peaches

(Workers’ Sanitarium of Wuxi)

The Suzhou Dongfanghong Silk Weaving Mill used to be a small back street workshop.  After liberation, its equipment increased from 30 to more than 730 pieces, and the number of workers from 90 to over 2,000. (etc.)

Yuhuatai used to be a tourist spot in Nanjing.  But after 1927 when Chiang Kai-shek betrayed the revolution, it was turned into an execution ground. (etc.)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Mountains and Rivers Make Way: The Chengtu-Kunming Railroad in Photographs.

Mountains and Rivers Make Way: The Chengtu-Kunming Railroad in Photographs.  Paperback booklet published by Foreign Languages Press Peking 1976.  All text is in English.

Following the route of the Red Army on its Long March in 1934-35, fighters of the PLA railway corp scale steep cliffs

In the spirit of self-reliance and hard work, the railway builders grow vegetable in order to lighten the burden of supply on the local inhabitants.

Carrying heavy equipment up a mountain.

The way to the work-site was often perilous.

Each step forward is made with tremendous effort.

Battling on the face of a sheer cliff.

A passageway carved deep into a cliff and a chain bridge spanning a rock chasm.

Large machinery on the way to a work-site.

Piping water up a mountain.

The project received the active support of the local people.  Militia women here take on a job of quarrying rock.

Precipitous cliffs and perilous terrain cannot hold back these workers, determined as they are to drive through the hundreds of mountains.

Complex geological conditions made the round-the-clock work of tunnelling extremely difficult, and the intrepid railway builders exerted untiring efforts to accomplish the task.

Battling in water.

A 60-metre pier under construction.

Working at high altitudes on a rope ladder.

Clearing treacherous rocks to ensure safe passage.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Warszawa: o zniszczeniu i odbudowie miasta (2)

Warszawa: o zniszczeniu i odbudowie miasta by Adolf Ciborowski.  Hardcover book published by Wydawnictwo “Polonia” Warszawa 1964.  Text is in Polish with a small amount of text in English.

Fragmenty osiedla Bielany III – realizacja 1962 r. Arch.: M. i K. Piechotkowie

Osiedle Plac Teatrainy – ul. Miodowa – realizacja 1959 r. Arch. arch.: J Czyz, J. Furman, L. Robaczynski, A. Skopinski

Osiedle Grochow – realizacja 1958-59 r. Arch. arch.: B. Lewandowski i M. Szawernowski

Osiedle Plac Teatralny – realizacja 1959-62 r. Arch. arch.: J. Czyz, J. Furman, L. Robaczynski, A. Skopinski

Skota podstawowa przy ul. Elektoralnej. Arch. T. Weglarski, Konstrukcja: J. Ostermann

Skota podstawowa przy ul. Slaskiej dzielnica Wtochy

Osiedle Mtodych – realizacja z lat 1957-62. Arch. arch.: S. Ciechanowicz i T. Kobylanski

Ulica Kredytowa – “I Mister Warszawy” z 1959 r. Arch. arch.: W. Klszewski J. Mokrzynski E. Wierzbicki

Blok na Osiedlu Praga II. Arch. arch.: J. Gieysztor i J. Kumelowski

Glowny Urzad Statystyczny. Arch. R. Gutt

“Supersam” Arch. arch.: J. Hryniewiecki, M. Krasinski; konstrukcja: W. Zalewski

Osiedle Plac Teatralny. Arch. arch.: J. Czyz. J. Furman. L. Robaczynski, A. Skopinski

Friday, February 4, 2011

Belgrade: Pictorial-Guide (3)

Belgrade: Pictorial-Guide, edited by Ljubica Trajkovoc.  Hardcover book published by Turisticka Stampa no date.  Text is in English.

Members of a voluntary youth working brigade on the site of Novi Beograd.

Until not so long ago, there were only marshes and reeds here.  Work on draining and raising the level of this area began in 1948. Voluntary youth working brigades performed most of the preliminary ground work in the area of present Novi Beograd.

Belgrade’s new airport has been built at Surcin, 14 km. from the city. Owing to its geographical position, the design of its runway and buildings it is one of the most important airports in traffic between Europe and the East. It was designed by a group of young Belgrade architects. In the picture: the interior of Belgrade Airport’s reception hall.

Airliners of the Yugoslav Air Transport Company (JAT) link Belgrade with many Yugoslav and foreign cities.

Greeting the May Day procession.

Kalenic market-place, one of the largest in Belgrade.  Hundreds of tons of fruit are bought to the market every morning.

The “Beograd” socialist farm is the capital’s main food supplier.  It covers over 13,000 hectares of arable land and grows vegetable, fruit and wheat.  It supplies the citizens of Belgrade with more than 25 million litres of milk annually.

The “Zmaj” Works near Zemun us the biggest producer of agricultural machines in the country.

Consultation of workers in the “Ivo Lola Ribar” Machine Tool Factory.

Freedom-loving Belgrade reacts to all important political events.  In the picture: a public meeting in Marx and Engels Square.