• Short Summary

    THE KING AND QUEEN OF THAILAND ON MONDAY (DEC 9) PAID THEIR LAST RESPECTS TO THE LATE PRIME MINISTER, FIELD MARSHAL SARIT THANARAT, WHOSE BODY NOW LIES IN STATE AT THE MARBLE TEMPLE IN BANGKOK.

  • Description

    1.
    GV TEMPLE
    0.04

    2.
    GV OFFICERS LINED UP
    0.07

    3.
    GV ANOTHER ANGLE..OFFICERS
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    4.
    MV ELDERLY PRIEST UP STEPS
    0.15

    5.
    SV OTHER PRIESTS ARRIVE
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    6.
    GV REAR V..PRIESTS
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    7.
    SV & CV..KING AND QUEEN ARRIVE
    0.28

    8.
    GV REAR V..KING AND QUEEN UP STEPS
    0.33

    9.
    GV OFFICERS INSIDE TEMPLE
    0.36

    10.
    MV OTHER OFFICERS
    0.39

    11.
    GV OTHER MOURNERS
    0.43

    12.
    SV WREATH LAID ON COFFIN
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    13.
    CU WIDOW
    0.50

    14.
    SV ANOTHER WREATH LAID
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    15.
    SCU WIDOW
    0.58

    16.
    MV WREATH AND COFFIN
    1.03



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE KING AND QUEEN OF THAILAND ON MONDAY (DEC 9) PAID THEIR LAST RESPECTS TO THE LATE PRIME MINISTER, FIELD MARSHAL SARIT THANARAT, WHOSE BODY NOW LIES IN STATE AT THE MARBLE TEMPLE IN BANGKOK.FIELD MARSHAL SARIT, AGED 54, DIED ON SUNDAY AFTER A CEREBRAL COMPLICATION FOLLOWED A LINGERING LUNG INFLAMMATION WITH A KIDNEY AND HEART DISEASE.

    A SEVEN-DAY PERIOD OF NATIONAL MOURNING HAS BEN PROCLAIMED,AND, FOR THE CUSTOMARY 100 DAYS BEFORE CREMATION, THE BODY IS EXPECTED TO LIE INSTATE AT THE TEMPLE -- THE FIRST COMMONER ACCORDED THE HONOUR.THE THAI ARMED FORCES HAVE BEEN PLACED ON HE ALERT "TO FORESTALL THE DANGER OF SUBVERSION".

    GENERAL THANOM KITTIKA CHORN, THE NEW PRIME MINISTER, IS DUE TO FORM HIS CABINET WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.AGED 52, HE IS EXPECTED TO FOLLOW THE PRO-WESTERN FOREIGN POLICY OF THE PREVIOUS GOVERNMENT, RETAINING MOST OF THE FORMER CABINET.

    FIELD MARSHAL SARIT, WHO SEIZED POWER IN A BLOODLESS COUP IN 1957, HAD KEPT TIGHT CONTROL OF THE GOVERNMENT AND MILITARY MACHINERY BY ASSUMING MANY RESPONSIBILITIES.OBSERVERS SAY THIS DEATH IS LIKELY TO RESULT IN A WIDER DISTRIBUTION OF POWER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4Z9XL7MD9B0QP622B35LRZNUY
    Media URN:
    VLVA4Z9XL7MD9B0QP622B35LRZNUY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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