• Short Summary

    THE BODY OF GENERAL DOUGLAS MAcARTHUR WAS TAKEN BY HEARSE FROM WASHINGTON TO NEW YORK YESTERDAY EVENING(SUNDAY).

  • Description

    THE BODY OF GENERAL DOUGLAS MAcARTHUR WAS TAKEN BY HEARSE FROM WASHINGTON TO NEW YORK YESTERDAY EVENING(SUNDAY). IT WAS ONLY A FEW HOURS AFTER THE 84-YEAR-OLD HERO OF TWO WORLD WARS HAD LOST A LONG BATTLE FOR LIFE.

    HE DIED IN WASHINGTON'S WALTER REED HOSPITAL. HIS WIFE, JEAN, WHO HAD BEEN AT HIS BEDSIDE DURING HOST OF HIS LONG ILLNESS, THANKED NURSES AS SHE LEFT THE HOSPITAL BY CAR.

    ALMOST IMMEDIATELY, THE FLAG-DRAPED HEARSE BEGAN THE TRIP TO NEW YORK, WHERE TODAY IT LAY IN REPOSE AT AN ARMOURY SO THAT NEW YORKERS COULD PAY THEIR FINAL TRIBUTE.

    TOMORROW (TUESDAY) THE BODY WILL BE TAKEN BACK TO THE CAPITAL, WHERE IT WILL LIE IN STATE FOR A FURTHER 24 HOURS. GEN. MAcARTHUR WILL BE BURIED IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA, ON SATURDAY.

    AMONG THE MANY TRIBUTES WAS THIS ONE FROM PRESIDENT JOHNSON, READ BY HIS ASSISTANT PRESS SECRETARY, MR. MALCOLM KILDUFF:-

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA609ZPPCUZZTXDAIUU0SPYIUL1
    Media URN:
    VLVA609ZPPCUZZTXDAIUU0SPYIUL1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1964
    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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