Honecker's Last Hurrah:
East Germany's Military
On Parade DVD
October 7, 1989 --East Germany's Erich Honecker pulls out all the stops in staging huge celebrations of the German Democratic Republic's 40th anniversary, including the grand military parade shown here. As the GDR's armed forces file by crowds of subdued East German citizens, the cast of visiting dignitaries --including the leaders of all the Warsaw Pact nations --provides a twilight glimpse of a communist bloc on the brink of extinction. Just hours after this parade concluded, anti-government protests broke out across East Berlin, and massive demonstrations soon engulfed the country. Twelve days later, the Honecker regime was history. This is the actual GDR television broadcast of the event --news coverage the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung called a masterpiece of disinformation.
Color, 47 minutes, German Commentary.
NTSC Region 0 encoding (Entire World)
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