say you want a revolution?
(c) 1999 John Borneman
& Linda Fisher, All Rights Reserved
Members of the National Salvation
Front broadcast from Romanian national television studio in Bucharest
during the revolution to claim they are now leading the government.
The flags in this photo, like those waved in the streets of Bucharest
during the events of December 1989, have had the center emblems
savagely cut out, to symbolize the overthrow of the Ceausescu regime.
(credits: TV news footage acquired from anonymous Romania friends)
Sound: sounds of the
Ceausescu's execution, Dec. 25, 1989. It is said that the execution
squad was so nervous at the prospect of approaching Securitate forces
still loyal to Ceausescu, that they shot the Ceausescus immediately
after leading them outside, not giving the cameraman time to aim
his camera. Although the sound of the machine gun fire was recorded,
the cameraman could only manage to focus on the two corpses seconds
after the gunfire ceased.(trial cameraman).
time: ~25 sec.