Gandhi's Funeral 1948

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    Story about Mahatma Gandhi's Funeral in India.

    Shots of Birla House where Gandhi was assassinated. M/S the actual spot where the assassination occurred. It is roped around. Holes in the ground where people have scooped up earth as souvenirs.

    More shots of the grounds. M/S Two exterior shots of Birla House.

    MS Interiors of the room where Gandhi lived showing flowers before a portrait of Gandhi at Birla House, New Delhi (slow turning in scenes where there are people.)

    MS. LS. Flag of India flying at half mast. People in the grounds of Birla House. British flag (Union Jack) flying at half mast.

    LS. A prayer meeting in session at the spot where Gandhi was cremated.

    An archway in New Delhi. VS of buildings in New Delhi. Government House, New Delhi.

    LS. Exteriors of a cinema - advertising the film The Foxes of Harrow with Rex Harrison and Maureen O'Hara. Pan down to show notice reading: "Regal - No Show Today." The cinema is shut.

    MS. Flags flying at half mast from various buildings including Stars and Stripes - American flag.

    MS. Hotel Imperial, New Delhi. CU. Notice saying Bar Closed.

    MS. Flag flying at half mast from the Hotel Imperial, pan to the notice in the foyer.

    (Mute Neg.)

    Note: alternative spellings for search purposes - Ghandi / Gandhi.

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    British Pathé
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    01:00:05:00 / 01:05:49:00
    UN 1902 B
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    UN 1902 B
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