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    Full title reads: "Rome. Pope Laid To rest".

    Rome, Italy. Funeral service for Pope Pius XII.

    GV Masses of people in St. Peter's Square waiting for the cortege to arrive. GV Crowds outside St. Peter's. SV Group of nuns waiting behind barrier. GV Pan, hearse with motor cycle escort, en route to St. Peter's, hearse passes camera. SV Pan, hearse. GV Pan, from walls of the Colosseum to squads of soldiers marching in procession LV Soldiers marching.

    GV Hearse. LV Pan, Hearse going by, walking beside it are Guards. GV Two lines of priests walking in procession. GV Massed crowds following cortege. LV Hearse. GV Procession moving through massed crowds in St. Peter's Square. GV Priests walking in procession. GV hearse driving through St. Peter's Square. LV Funeral procession moving into St. Peter's.

    GV Int. altar of Confession with giant columns, behind which lies the Pope's body. LV Pope's body surrounded by guards and huge candlesticks. CU Guard's plumed helmets. SV Pope's body flanked by guards. Angle shot looking up at dome of Basilica. SV Cardinal blessing body before it is lowered into vault. LV Guards standing to attention. LV Coffin being lowered into vault. CU Polished elm coffin with plaque on top. CU Another plaque on coffin. LV Coffin in vault being attended to by men. GV Towards altar of Confession inside St. Peter's.


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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:12:00 / 01:52:56:00
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  • Appears in...

    Religion & Politics
    Italy 1900-1960 Pope Pius XII
  • Stills

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

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