• Short Summary

    Thousands of people lined the Lisbon streets on Tuesday (28 July) to see the funeral cortege of Dr Antonio de Oliveira Salazar pass on its way to Jeronimos monastery where the body of the former Premier will lie in State until the funeral on thursday (July 30).

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    Thousands of people lined the Lisbon streets on Tuesday (28 July) to see the funeral cortege of Dr Antonio de Oliveira Salazar pass on its way to Jeronimos monastery where the body of the former Premier will lie in State until the funeral on thursday (July 30).

    The current Prime Minister of Portugal Dr Marcello Caetano and members of his Government, intimate friends and the diplomatic corps attended a brief religious ceremony at Dr Salazar's residence before the body was removed to the National Assembly Palace. The former President died on Monday (July 27) aged 81. He held absolute power as Prime Minister for 36 years until he suffered a stroke in 1968.

    Soldiers carried the coffin from the National Assembly Palace to a waiting Army lorry for its drive through the streets of Lisbon. On its arrival at the monastery, they again shouldered the coffin which was taken inside for another brief ceremony before the lying in State.

    After the funeral service on thursday, the body will be taken by train to Vimieiro, Dr Salazar's home village, where he will be buried in accordance with his wishes.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA233R4E253PSHV8P1NGF44C5L6
    Media URN:
    VLVA233R4E253PSHV8P1NGF44C5L6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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