Star Item
This video has no sound
  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    Gandhi's last rites - funeral of Mahatma Gandhi in India.

    Gandhi's ashes are immersed in the river Jumna. M/S Pandit Nehru awaiting the arrival of the train bearing Gandhi's ashes. L/S arrival of the train and crowds. M/S Mrs. Naidu walking along the railway line. Various shots urn containing the ashes being carried from the station surrounded by huge crowds. Various shots the urn being transferred to float. L/S the float with women mourners in foreground. L/S cavalry in the procession. Tracking shot of crowd lining the route. C/U military representatives in the procession. Various shots the float in the procession. C/U Indian cameraman turning hand camera. More shots crowds lining the route. Travelling shot under bridge. L/S aeroplanes dropping petals onto the procession. L/S procession halting. C/U crowds. C/U urn on the float in the procession. Various shots transferring the ashes to the white painted (for mourning) amphibious vehicle. Various shots procession of boats leaving for the immersion in midstream. Back view of the boats leaving for the immersion. L/S crowds on the banks of the river. L/S boats in procession. Crowds on bank. M/S boats getting into line for the ceremony. L/S crowds on mud flats. L/S immersion of the ashes, camera follows passage of ashes through water. M/S boats returning, empty casket which held urn can be seen. Crowds on bank. C/U the empty holder. L/S boats, crowds and empty holder. Item is cuts from newsreel story "Gandhi's Last Rites", in Gazette issue 48/15.

  • Tags

  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:52:00 / 01:35:27:00
    UN 1897 B
    Sort Number:
    UN 1897 B
  • Appears in...

    Lifestyle & Culture Religion & Politics
    Mahatma Gandhi indian dream Laurent 2 Anita India Independence Mohandas Gandhi Indian Independence
  • Stills

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

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment