• Short Summary

    General of the Army Douglas MacArthur began his last journey Wednesday (8 April) -- trip that took him from New York City to Washington where his body will lie in state in the rotunda of the Capitol until Thursday afternoon (9 April) when it will be flown to Norfolk, Virginia, its final resting place.

  • Description

    General of the Army Douglas MacArthur began his last journey Wednesday (8 April) -- trip that took him from New York City to Washington where his body will lie in state in the rotunda of the Capitol until Thursday afternoon (9 April) when it will be flown to Norfolk, Virginia, its final resting place.

    MacArthur's body was drawn through the heart of New York City under overcast skies, along streets wet from earlier showers, and past thousands of onlookers, to New York's Pennsylvania Railroad Station where a train waited for the trip to Washington and ceremonies in the nation's capital.

    The Coffin rode a freshly painted artillery caisson drawn by six horses.

    Drawn up in front of the station were the Corps of Cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

    Marching behind the caisson were high-ranking officers of all branches of the armed services, the West Point band, and a colour guard from the 42nd Division which MacArthur helped organize and command in France in World War I.

    Mrs. MacArthur and other members of the family, diplomats and government and civic leaders rode in limousines.

    At the station the coffin was carried inside and Mrs. MacArthur followed. It was then taken down a freight elevator and placed in the baggage car of the train. The MacArthur family and associates occupied two passenger cars and a diner on the train.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA241P4ZYZXDF74IZLFHMICTNR3
    Media URN:
    VLVA241P4ZYZXDF74IZLFHMICTNR3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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