• Short Summary

    THE BODY OF PALMIRO TOGLIATTI, LEADER OF THE ITALIAN COMMUNIST PARTY, WILL BE FLOWN TO ROME TODAY (SATURDAY) FROM YALTA, IN THE SOVIET UNION, WHERE HE DIED YESTERDAY AT THE AGE OF 71.

  • Description

    THE BODY OF PALMIRO TOGLIATTI, LEADER OF THE ITALIAN COMMUNIST PARTY, WILL BE FLOWN TO ROME TODAY (SATURDAY) FROM YALTA, IN THE SOVIET UNION, WHERE HE DIED YESTERDAY AT THE AGE OF 71.

    TOGLIATTI, WHO HEADED THE BIGGEST COMMUNIST PARTY IN THE WESTERN WORLD, DIED EIGHT DAYS AFTER SUFFERING A STROKE WHILE ON A HOLIDAY ON THE BLACK SEA.

    HIS BODY WILL BE ESCORTED BY SEVERAL HIGH RANKING MEMBERS OF THE ITALIAN COMMUNIST PARTY WHO WENT TO RUSSIA WHEN S. TOGLIATTI FELL ILL. OTHER SENIOR MEMBERS WILL BE AT ROME'S CIAMPINO AIRPORT TO RECEIVE THE COFFIN WHEN IT IS FLOWN IN ABOARD A SOVIET AIRLINER.

    IN THE MEANTIME, ARRANGEMENTS ARE BEING MADE FOR THE FUNERAL, BUT COMMUNIST PARTY OFFICIALS SAY THAT FINAL DETAILS WON'T BE ANNOUNCED UNTIL THE TERMS OF TOGLIATTI'S WILL ARE KNOWN.

    IF IT WAS HIS WISH THAT HE BE GIVEN BURIAL, IT IS PLANNED TO STAGE THE FUNERAL NEXT TUESDAY IN THE PROTESTANT CEMETERY WHERE KEATS, SHELLEY AND ANTONIO GRAMSCI, FOUNDER OF THE ITALIAN COMMUNIST PARTY, ARE BURIED.

    HOWEVER, IF TOGLIATTI WISHED TO BE CREMATED, THIS WILL BE DONE AND HIS ASHES PLACED IN AN URN NEAR GRAMSCI'S GRAVE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4WGG0WTKG8ZF29LMASL4DGM69
    Media URN:
    VLVA4WGG0WTKG8ZF29LMASL4DGM69
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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