• Short Summary

    THE BODY OF PALMIRO TOGLIATTI, LEADER OF THE ITALIAN COMMUNIST PARTY, WHO DIED IN YALTA ON FRIDAY, RETURNED TO ITALY YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) IN A SOVIET AIRCRAFT.

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    THE BODY OF PALMIRO TOGLIATTI, LEADER OF THE ITALIAN COMMUNIST PARTY, WHO DIED IN YALTA ON FRIDAY, RETURNED TO ITALY YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) IN A SOVIET AIRCRAFT.

    LARGE CROWDS OF MOURNERS PACKED THE TERRACES OF ROME'S MILITARY AIRPORT AT CIAMPINO.

    SIGNORINA NILDA JOTTI, CONSTANT COMPANION OF THE ITALIAN LEADER AND SIGNOR LUIGI LONGO, TIPPED AS TOGLIATTI'S SUCCESSOR, ACCOMPANIED THE BODY ON ITS LAST JOURNEY. WITH THEM SOVIET COMMUNIST PARTY SECRETARY, LEONID BREZHNEV.

    SIGNOR TOGLIATTI'S BODY WAS TAKEN TO THE PARTY HEADQUARTERS IN VIA DELLE BOTTEGHE OBSCURE (STREET OF THE DARK SHOPS), WHERE MOURNERS AND PART FOLLOWERS FILED PAST THE COFFIN TO PAY THEIR LAST RESPECTS TO THE MAN WHO LED THE ITALIAN COMMUNIST PARTY FOR NEARLY 40 YEARS.

    ARRANGEMENTS ARE BEING MADE FOR HIM TO BE BURIED AT THE ENGLISH CEMETERY,ON THE SOUTHERN OUTSKIRTS OF ROME, ALONGSIDE THE TOME OF ANTONIO GRAMSCI, THE PARTY FOUNDER.

    GRAMSCI, WHO DIED IN A FASCIST PRISON, WAS BURIED THERE AT THE REQUEST OF HIS FAMILY. THE CEMETERY, WHERE KEATS AND SHELLEY - THE ENGLISH POETS - HAVE THEIR GRAVES, IS USUALLY RESERVED FOR NON-CATHOLIC FOREIGNERS.

    SIGNOR TOGLIATTI, 71 YEAR-OLD LEADER OF ITALY'S 1,700,000 COMMUNISTS, THE WESTERN WORLD'S BIGGEST COMMUNIST PARTY, DIED EIGHT DAYS AFTER SUFFERING A STROKE WHILE ON HOLIDAY IN THE SOVIET UNION. HIS PERSONNEL MAGNETISM HELD HIM AS UNCHALLENGED LEADER IN ITALY AND WON HIM RESPECT THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. TRIBUTES, FOLLOWING HIS DEATH, HAVE NOT ONLY COME FROM THE COMMUNIST WORLD. THE VATICAN NEWSPAPER SAID OF HIM: "THOSE WHO IN THE NAME OF THE CATHOLIC FAITH RADICALLY OPPOSED AND OPPOSE THE VISION OF COMMUNIST ATHEISM, PAUSE BEFORE THE MEMORY OF THE SINGULAR PERSONALITY OF THE MAN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA75JN2VP413XDWBNK9RT047FYI
    Media URN:
    VLVA75JN2VP413XDWBNK9RT047FYI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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