• Short Summary

    THE BODY OF SIR ROGER CASEMENT -- IRISH PATRIOT HANGED BY THE BRITISH FOR TREASON NEARLY FIFTY YEARS AGO -- HAS BEEN TAKEN TO THE CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL IN DUBLIN FOR TOMORROW'S (MONDAY'S) STATE FUNERAL.

  • Description

    THE BODY OF SIR ROGER CASEMENT -- IRISH PATRIOT HANGED BY THE BRITISH FOR TREASON NEARLY FIFTY YEARS AGO -- HAS BEEN TAKEN TO THE CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL IN DUBLIN FOR TOMORROW'S (MONDAY'S) STATE FUNERAL.IRELAND'S PRESIDENT.MR.DE VALERA, AND THE PRIME MINISTER, MR.LEMASS, WERE AMONG THOSE FOLLOWING THE COFFIN TODAY AS IT WAS BORNE ON A GUN-CARRIAGE THROUGH THE STREETS OF THE CAPITAL.

    THE COFFIN WAS ESCORTED BY 1,200 TROOPS AND A MILITARY BAND AS IT WAS TAKEN FROM THE GARRISON CHURCH OF THE SACRED HEART.THERE, AN ESTIMATED 25,000 PEOPLE HAS PAID TRIBUTE DURING A FOUR-DAY LYING-IN-STATE.MANY THOUSANDS MORE PACKED DUBLIN'S STREETS AS THE COFFIN MADE ITS 45-MINUTE JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF THE CITY.

    TOMORROW, DUBLIN WILL PAY ITS HIGHEST TRIBUTE - A STATE FUNERAL - TO THE MAN WHO WAS EXECUTED IN BRITAIN IN 1916 FOR SEEKING GERMAN AID FOR IRELAND'S REBELLION AGAINST BRITAIN RULE.

    PRESIDENT VALERA WILL SPEAK AT SIR ROGER CASEMENT'S GRAVESIDE WHEN THE REMAINS ARE RE-BURIED IN GLASNEVIN CEMETERY AFTER A REQUIEM MASS IN THE CATHEDRAL.

    THE MASS WILL BE ATTENDED BY TWO OF SIR ROGER'S NIECES WHO HAVE FLOWN TO DUBLIN FOR THE CEREMONY FROM AUSTRALIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3UJ2NSS23EHPMII2K71X2LPLV
    Media URN:
    VLVA3UJ2NSS23EHPMII2K71X2LPLV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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