First news of the new republic
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Summary: Date (Afghan Calendar): 1357
Shows the week immediately after the Sawr coup, with tanks (intact and destroyed) all over Kabul and the Arg (renamed the People’s House) opened to the people, who stream over the grounds.
Footage Source: Afghan Films 35mm positive
Translated by Rajni Prakash
This is the yarn of history in the interest of hard working people of the country.
These tanks portend an epic full of honor; the epic of releasing the nation from bloody hands of professional executioners.
There is an end to every beginning. This is nature's rule. Look at these scorched faces that they look proudly at each other. They are bringing message of end of a dark and bad period, the period of terror and crime.
On the morning of 7th of Sawr (27th April) people started hearing the sound of bullets and shots all of a sudden. These were bullets of soldiers of Afghanistan People's Revolution that were fired and that confronted the criminals. They removed lots of huge limitations and blockages. These are our heroes and are those patriotic men who put their heads on their hands and didn't bother for their own lives for the sake of their hard working nation.
Brave and patriotic sons of Afghanistan, played the songs of democracy and rescue of their compatriots with sound of cartridges of their arms. And the tanks surrounded them completely, firing their bullets for the sake of ending the life of the Naderi clan.
Way of deliverance was in hands of these brave men - in hands of National Armed Forces of Afghanistan who hold their heads in their hands and had safeguarded honor and dignity of the people.
Nader's clan wrecked thousands and thousands of households and killed families. These are our brave men who revolted courageously against unjust people in broad daylight and eliminated the enemies of Afghan people. They gave freedom and eminence to our nation forever. We salute our revolutionary heroes. We salute youth of our armed forces. We salute Democratic Republic of Afghanistan which eliminated criminals' 5000 year old crimes. Salute the heroes and salute these tanks which never shot at people. These tanks fired at the enemies of the nation and country on will of people of our country and order of soldiers. They brought death to the nest of bloodthirsty people. These tanks presented us a life full of human pride and free of any kind of insult and humiliation and quickly accomplished a very big historic task. They fought against cruelty and invasion. Their humanitarian and glorious duty terms them as makers of history. The battle with their existence gave a new direction to future of history.
These burned tanks are the marks of the Dauodi system's last crimes as soldiers of these tanks have been martyred. Successful revolution of 7th of Sawr (27th April) selected revolutionary chain breaking victims and registered honored names of few martyred brave heroes on the topmost annals of the history of the country. May the glorious diligence and hard work of revolutionaries martyred on 7th Sawr 1357 (27th April, 1978) remain forever. Public and country will never forget their heroes.
You - martyred heroes! Your honored memory will always remain with your hard working compatriots and children will be proud of your names. Your death brought life for others. Salute to you all!
With your epic battle, you have become a role model for others. Today's and patriots of the future will take lessons of patriotism from you. Salute to you - the martyrs of the path of relief to people.
Cruelty didn't know any other way. This is Arg (Presidential Palace). This palace is witness to lots of human crimes. Hard working and helpless people were being attacked from these towers. Attacks would be like burglary etc. They drank blood of hard working men, women and children like bloody tigers. Residents of this palace that was built with cruelty had a luxurious life and were mean jugglers and cheaters. One of them called himself as star of God, but dear compatriot, he was traitor and burglar. He would cry for injustice but he was himself involved in injustice and cruelty. Who could enter inside this sanctum? Only traitor members of the Naderi clan and companions of their plunders; But today public have come to visit this crime-filled center and are watching it. All are happy and pleased because the palace of cruelty and oppression is demolished and it now belongs to Afghanistan - that community which loves it and is the real owner of it.
This is Arg (Presidential Palace) of Naderi clan. This is the center of the storehouse of conspiracy and of that which was robbed from our poor public. This was the only place where big criminals were living in.
... were sent to prison. Public remembers Nadir's crimes and homicide. Shah Mahmood didn't have a rival in swindle, cheating and artificial weeping. Yes, people are very good exponents of the reality of life.
And people, our aware and noble people who knew their friends and enemies very well welcomed the 7th Sawr 1357 (27th April 1978) revolution with happiness and realism.
Oh, compatriots, congratulations on your freedom
Oh, compatriots, congratulations on your serendipity
People stood everywhere to welcome the revolutionaries. They made it clear that contrary to the speech of Sardar Mohammad Dauod who used to claim that our public has not yet reached their natural maturity, they have lots of political and historical wisdom. The revolution of 7th Sawr (27th April), sound of happiness and unity of our brave people dazzled the eyes of our country's enemies. Our public make the enemies understand that Afghanistan is nest of those high flying eagles who are and have been always supporting the truth entirely with their high ambition. Democratic Republic of Afghanistan is your government as you are hard working and patriotic.
Be united and together for strength of pillars of this democratic republic and break the faces of traitors of the countries like a strong fist. Proceed on the way of serving the people of Afghanistan.
I envy the rosary, which has a scenic appearance, as I am son of a farmer