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    IN LONDON TODAY MEMBERS OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT AND UNITED STATES OFFICIALS PAID THEIR LAST RESPECT TO THE UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS, MR ADLAI STEVENSON, WHO DIED SUDDENLY IN LONDON LAST NIGHT.

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    IN LONDON TODAY MEMBERS OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT AND UNITED STATES OFFICIALS PAID THEIR LAST RESPECT TO THE UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS, MR ADLAI STEVENSON, WHO DIED SUDDENLY IN LONDON LAST NIGHT.

    THE UNITED STATES VICE-PRESIDENT, MR HUBERT HUMPHREY, WAS AMONG THE FIRST OFFICIALS TO VISIT MR STEVENSON'S COFFIN WHICH THIS MORNING LAY IN THE HALL OF THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY IN LONDON. LATER, THE PRIME MINISTER, MR WILSON, THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION, SIR ALEC DOUGLAS HOME, AND MEMBERS OF MR STEVENSON'S FAMILY VISITED THE COFFIN.

    MR STEVENSON'S FUNERAL WILL BE HELD TOMORROW AT THE EPISCOPAL CATHEDRAL IN WASHINGTON. MR STEVENSON WAS ON A SHORT VISIT TO BRITAIN. HE WAS RETURNING TO THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY AFTER MAKING A RECORDED TELEVISION INTERVIEW WHEN HE COLLAPSED. HE DIED IN AN AMBULANCE TAKING HIM TO HOSPITAL.

    THROUGHOUT THIS MORNING HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WENT TO THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY TO PAY THEIR RESPECT TO THE LATE AMERICAN DIPLOMAT. MANY OF THOSE WHO VISITED THE EMBASSY WERE AMERICANS HOLIDAYING OR LIVING IN BRITAIN.

    THE DELEGATION FROM THE UNITED STATES WHO ESCORTED MR STEVENSON'S BODY BACK TO WASHINGTON ARRIVED ONLY A MATTER OF HOURS AFTER NEWS OF HIS DEATH REACHED THE UNITED STATES. MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY, INCLUDING HIS THREE SONS, WERE ALSO FLOWN IMMEDIATELY TO LONDON ABOARD A PRESIDENTIAL AIRCRAFT.

    HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE STOOD IN SILENCE OUTSIDE THE EMBASSY AS MR STEVENSON'S COFFIN WAS CARRIED SLOWLY TO A HEARSE. OTHER PEOPLE STOOD IN RESPECT AT LONDON AIRPORT AS THE COFFIN WAS CARRIED TO A WAITING AIRCRAFT FOR THE FLIGHT TO WASHINGTON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA17UVXGIS9Q6RR7F2PI1I1ALT1
    Media URN:
    VLVA17UVXGIS9Q6RR7F2PI1I1ALT1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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