• Short Summary

    The funeral took place in Buenos Aires, the Argentine capital, on Tuesday (May 1) of the retired rear admiral who was shot down on Monday (April 30) by urban guerrillas.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Admiral's car and bullet hole (2 shots)
    0.11

    2.
    SV Weeping sister of assassinated Admiral
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    3.
    GV & SV Funeral procession with police escort (2 shots)
    0.29

    4.
    GV Naval guard of honour outside military cemetery (2 shots)
    0.32

    5.
    SV Hearse comes to standstill and band plays
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    SV Coffin and mourners including Press. Lanusse
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    7.
    CU Statue of crufix
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    SV & CU Coffin into tomb past President Lanusse
    1.07

    9.
    CU Cameramen
    1.09

    10.
    SV Family mourners
    1.14



    Initials BB/0512 RS/JB/BB/0530



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The funeral took place in Buenos Aires, the Argentine capital, on Tuesday (May 1) of the retired rear admiral who was shot down on Monday (April 30) by urban guerrillas.

    Admiral Hermes Quijada was shot in the head after guerrillas drew abreast of his car in a central Buenos Aires street and fired several shots.

    It was the third attack on top naval officers in the last four months in apparent retaliation for the deaths of 16 urban guerrillas last August shot down in what the authorities described as an attempt to escape from the Trelew Naval Base.

    The funeral procession had a police escort through the city. And there was a large Naval guard of honour when Admiral Quijada was interred in the naval section of Chacarita cemetery in the city area of Buenos Aires.

    Argentina's military leader, General Alejandro Lanusse attended the funeral.

    Since the killing of the Admiral, the military regime declared a state of emergency in the capital and five provinces of Argentina.

    On the day of the funeral the death penalty was re-introduced for acts of terrorism in the federal capital and the province of Buenos Aires.

    The People's Revolutionary Army, the country's most active guerrilla group have claimed responsibility for the killing of the 52-year-old admiral who was a former head of the joint chiefs of staff.

    SYNOPSIS: It was in this car that Admiral Hermes Quijada was fatally shot on Monday as he travelled down a street in the Argentina capital, Buenos Aires.

    The Admiral's sister was there soon after the shooting -- and was taken weeping into a building nearby to be comforted.

    There was a police escort as the Admiral's funeral cortege went through the streets of the city on the way to Chacarita Cemetery.

    Admiral Quijada was hit in the head after several bullets were fired at him from close range by urban guerrillas, through the window of his car.

    Since the killing Argentina's military regime declared a state of emergency in the capital and five provinces of the country. The death penalty has also been re-introduced for acts of terrorism in the federal capital and the province of Buenos Aires.

    Admiral Quijada, who is a former head of the joint chiefs of staff, was interred in the naval section of the cemetery. Argentina's military leader General Alejandro Lanusse was at the grave-side.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6B82W1U4Q54G1Q6AP0KQ930QR
    Media URN:
    VLVA6B82W1U4Q54G1Q6AP0KQ930QR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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