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    St Mary and St Blaise Churchyard, Boxgrove, West Sussex.

    RAF (Royal Air Force) troops slow marching, leading funeral procession through a village. Coffin is draped in both US and UK flags - this is the funeral of the first American airman to die in England, his name is William "Billy" Fiske.

    Various shots of the funeral - coffin is laid, Guard of Honour fires, officers salute at grave etc.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    sound
    Media URN:
    70818
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1653.03
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:50:00 / 01:06:34:00
    Canister:
    UN 262 C
    Sort Number:
    UN 262 C
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    Categories
    Religion & Politics War & Revolution
    WorkSpaces
    BFH Ryan - BFH
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    The funeral seen here is for American pilot William "Billy" Fiske. Fiske was also the 1928 and 1932 Olympic champion bobsled driver.

    The date of the funeral is not 1941, but 20 August 1940.

  2. jamied says

    The location of the funeral is St Mary and St Blaise Churchyard, Boxgrove, West Sussex.

  3. British Pathé says

    Very helpful indeed. Many thanks.

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