Funeral Of The King Of Greece 1920

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    Athens, Greece.

    Intertitle: "Funeral of the King of Greece. ... who died as a result of a monkey bite".

    C/U of the King lying in an open coffin covered in flowers, a man in military uniform bends down and kisses the King's head.

    High angled L/S of the funeral cortege. M/S of part of the procession - there are lots of men in very ornate ceremonial robes. M/S of the coffin on the back of a truck driving slowly past a line of soldiers, the 'hearse' is followed by a car carrying the chief mourners.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/11/1920
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    22001
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    222.28
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:59:00 / 01:48:33:00
    Canister:
    G 722
    Sort Number:
    G 0722
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  • Funeral of King Alexander. The King at his death bed, lying in state. A member of the palace guard (Evzones) bends over and kisses him. The King died of blood poisoning following an attack by a pet monkey on October 12th (25th by the "New" Gregorian Calendar) 1920.

    Mandoum 21st Apr 2013

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