• Short Summary

    TODAY (SUNDAY) WAS THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF KARL MARX, AND IN LONDON, WREATHS WERE LAID AT HIS GRAVE IN HIGHGATE CEMETERY.

  • Description

    1.
    GV CROWD AROUND MEMORIAL
    0.04

    2.
    CU NAME ON MEMORIAL KARL MARX
    0.09

    3.
    LV SMIRNOVSKY WITH OFFICIALS CARRYING WREATH


    5.
    SV CHILDREN FROM EMBASSY
    0.33

    6.
    CU AMBASSADOR LOOKING ON
    0.38

    7.
    SV MEN LAY WREATH
    0.46

    8.
    CU AMBASSADOR
    0.52

    9.
    SV & CU WREATHS
    1.04

    10.
    SV & LV AMBASSADOR WITH CHILDREN AT MEMORIAL
    1.16

    11.
    GV PEOPLE AT MEMORIAL
    1.23



    Initials DHC/V/JH/PC



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: TODAY (SUNDAY) WAS THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF KARL MARX, AND IN LONDON, WREATHS WERE LAID AT HIS GRAVE IN HIGHGATE CEMETERY. THE SOVIET AMBASSADOR IN LONDON, MR. M. SMIRNOVSKY, WAS AMONG THOSE WHO PAID HOMAGE AT THE GRAVE.

    MARX WAS BORN IN GERMANY AND LATER SPENT MANY YEARS IN ENGLAND, MOST OF THEM IN POVERTY, WORKING ON THE ECONOMIC AND PHILOSOPHICAL THEORIES THAT WERE TO INFLUENCE THE COURSE OF THE WORLD. HE SPENT MONTHS IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM IN LONDON, MAKING NOTES FOR HIS ECONOMIC MASTERWORK, DAS KAPITAL. WHEN HE DIED, HE WAS BURIED IN HIGHGATE CEMETERY, AND A MEMORIAL WAS LATER ERECTED THERE TO HIS MEMORY.

    MR. SMIRNOVSKY WAS ACCOMPANIED BY MEMBERS OF THE SOVIET EMBASSY - AND THEIR CHILDREN -FOR THE WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY TODAY.

    THE LONDON CEREMONIES COINCIDED WITH OBSERVANCES OF THE ANNIVERSARY IN COMMUNIST COUNTRIES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA87GKV9TGP7YBO5TYZ56X90FQR
    Media URN:
    VLVA87GKV9TGP7YBO5TYZ56X90FQR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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