• Short Summary

    VISNEWS filmed Washington May 26 as the body of John Foster Dulles was transferred from his home to Washington National Episcopal Cathedral, there to lie in state until the official funeral ceremonies the following day at Arlington cemetery.

  • Description

    VISNEWS filmed Washington May 26 as the body of John Foster Dulles was transferred from his home to Washington National Episcopal Cathedral, there to lie in state until the official funeral ceremonies the following day at Arlington cemetery.

    Film shows the hearse arriving at the cathedral and the catafalque set up, with a guard of four American Servicemen, in the cathedral's Bethlehem Chapel.

    The family of the former Secretary of State - including John Foster' brother Allen - and members of the Diplomatic Corps joined in a brief service at the cathedral. Then the doors were opened to the people who waited in a long queue to file past the catafalque.

    In Geneva it was announced May 25 that mr. Gromyko would join the three western Foreign ministers in attending Mr. Dulles' funeral. The attendance of so many Foreign Ministers is drawing comparisons with the funeral of President Roosevelt in 1945. As well as Mr. Selwyn Lloyd, M. Couve de Murville and Herr von Brentano, Italian Foreign minister Pella, Mr. Fujiyama of Japan, Mr. Luns of Holland and Mr. Wigny of Belgium are expected.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA57AWFYK1WTM1KOFY8BEZ9JXDA
    Media URN:
    VLVA57AWFYK1WTM1KOFY8BEZ9JXDA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/05/1959
    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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