• Short Summary

    ACADEMICIANS, FRIENDS AND MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS GATHERED TODAY (THURSDAY) IN THE COURTYARD OF THE FRENCH INSTITUTE TO PAY THEIR LAST RESPECTS TO FRENCH AUTHOR AND ACADEMICIAN ANDRE MAUROIS.

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    ACADEMICIANS, FRIENDS AND MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS GATHERED TODAY (THURSDAY) IN THE COURTYARD OF THE FRENCH INSTITUTE TO PAY THEIR LAST RESPECTS TO FRENCH AUTHOR AND ACADEMICIAN ANDRE MAUROIS.

    MAUROIS, WHO DIED ON MONDAY (9 OCT) AT THE AGE OF 82, TWO WEEKS AFTER UNDERGOING A SERIOUS STOMACH OPERATION, WAS BEING BURIED LATER TODAY IN THE NEUILLY CEMETERY ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF PARIS.

    WREATHS, SOME SIX FEET (TWO METRES) HIGH, WERE PILED ON THE STEPS OF THE DOMED 17TH CENTURY BUILDING -- HOME OF THE FRENCH ACADEMY -- ON THE BANKS OF THE SEINE. BUT ONLY ONE WREATH, THAT OF THE ACADEMY, ACCOMPANIED THE COFFIN INTO THE COURTYARD.

    THE ACADEMICIANS, AMONG THEM WRITERS MARCEL PAGNOL, JULES ROMAINS AND FRANCOIS MAURIAC, FOLLOWED BY REPRESENTATIVES OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS, FILED IN FRONT OF THE COFFIN, DRAPED WITH MAUROIS' ACADEMICIANS ROBES AND THE INSIGNIA OF HIS LEGION D'HONNEUR.

    IN THE SEMICIRCULAR FORECOURT, A GUARD OF HONOUR FORMED BY THE REPUBLICAN GUARD PRESENTED ARMS WHILE THEIR BAND PLAYED A FUNERAL MARCH, AS THE FUNERAL CORTEGE ACCOMPANIED BY MEMBERS OF MAUROIS' FAMILY LEFT FOR NEUILLY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA19OMTBDSO2GO358FYZB48P8CR
    Media URN:
    VLVA19OMTBDSO2GO358FYZB48P8CR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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