• Short Summary

    THE FLOW OF MOURNERS COME TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS TO THE REMAINS OF ROGER CASEMENT IN DUBLIN'S CHURCH OF THE SACRED HEART, ARBOUR HILL, CEASED FOR A WHILE TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AS LEADING ARMY AND GOVERNMENT FIGURES CELEBRATED A MASS IN HONOUR OF THE DEAD PATRIOT.

  • Description

    THE FLOW OF MOURNERS COME TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS TO THE REMAINS OF ROGER CASEMENT IN DUBLIN'S CHURCH OF THE SACRED HEART, ARBOUR HILL, CEASED FOR A WHILE TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AS LEADING ARMY AND GOVERNMENT FIGURES CELEBRATED A MASS IN HONOUR OF THE DEAD PATRIOT.MOURNERS TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THE PLOT OF GROUND IN WHICH CASEMENT'S LAST WISH WILL COME TRUE.HIS FINAL REQUEST BEFORE EXECUTION WAS TO BE BURIED IN IRELAND.)
    INSIDE THE SACRED HEART LIES THE COFFIN OF CASEMENT.IT IS COVERED BY THE IRISH FLAG; AT EACH CORNER STANDS A SOLDIER KEEPING VIGIL.THE COFFIN WILL REMAIN AT THE LYING-IN-STATE FOR FOUR DAYS.ON MONDAY THERE WILL BE A STATE FUNERAL.

    CASEMENT WAS EXECUTED IN BRITAIN IN 1916.THE EIRE GOVERNMENT HAD REQUESTED THE RETURN OF THE REMAINS OF THE MAN WHOM THE BRITISH CONDEMNED A TRAITOR BUT WHOM THE IRISH REGARDE AS A PATRIOT IN HIS ATTEMPTS TO GAIN INDEPENDENCE FOR HIS NATIVE COUNTRY.MR HAROLD WISON, THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, ANNOUNCED IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS LAST NIGHT THAT THE REMAINS HAD BEEN DISINTERRED ON MONDAY NIGHT AT PENTONVILLE PRISON AND FLOWN DURING THE NIGHT, AFTER A BRIEF MIDNIGHT MASS AT THE GRAVESIDE, TO DUBLIN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3Y8QRV9M9TP7T4A13K16O7WDS
    Media URN:
    VLVA3Y8QRV9M9TP7T4A13K16O7WDS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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