Bus Tragedy Funeral 1951

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    Item title reads - Bus tragedy funeral.

    Funeral of 3 of the 24 cadets killed by a bus whilst marching at night. Gillingham, Kent.

    M/S of first coffin leaving catholic church "Our Lady of Gillingham". C/U of the church sign. M/S as the second coffin leaves the church, they are borne by men of the Royal Marines. Various shots of the mourners standing outside. M/S as the third coffin is put in the hearse. Various shots of mourners leaving the church and choirboys following with candles. C/U small cadet saluting. The funeral procession makes its way down the road past crowds lining the street. M/S Union Jack flag at half-mast.

    M/S of choirboys and clergymen walking in procession through the cemetery. Camera pans to marines carrying the coffins. M/S as coffins are placed in their graves. Various shots of the graveside service. M/S of children by gravestones. C/U's crosses bearing the names 'Cunningham, James Francis', 'Walker, K' and 'Murphy, Laurence Peter'. C/U woman blessing graves with Holy Water.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/12/1951
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    48606
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1491.08
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:09:00 / 01:11:45:00
    Canister:
    51/100
    Sort Number:
    51/100
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    Religion & Politics War & Revolution
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  • The tragedy occurred on 4 December 1951.

    "Walker, K" was 12-year-old Keith Walker.

    jamied 16th Mar 2012

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