• Short Summary

    A number of high-ranking Egyptian officials--including same of cabinet rank--were on hand in Cairo on Saturday (25 December), to attend the funeral of Marshal Mahmoud Hamdy, Egypt's first-ever Minister for Maritime Transport.

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    A number of high-ranking Egyptian officials--including same of cabinet rank--were on hand in Cairo on Saturday (25 December), to attend the funeral of Marshal Mahmoud Hamdy, Egypt's first-ever Minister for Maritime Transport. The Minister died on Friday (24 December) and the funeral in his honour was a military event.

    SYNOPSIS: The Mosque of Omar Makram in Cairo....it was put to a sombre purpose on Saturday when the funeral of Egypt's first-ever Minister for Maritime Transport was held there.

    A number of high-ranking personalities came to pay their last respects to Marshal Mahmoud Hamdy...who died on Friday. Prime Minister Mahmoud Fawzi was among these present.

    Hussein El Shafei, a former War Minister was there.

    General Sadek, Egypt's War Minister, arrived.

    In 1952, Marshal Hamdy was commander of the ship which took King Sarouk from Egypt to exile. In 1967, he became a high-ranking official in Egypt's maritime fleet. Models marking highlights of the Minister's career were displayed. President Sadat sent a personal representative to the funeral.

    Many of those who walked behind the coffin bearing the Minister's body were former colleagues who had worked with him during his long career of government service.

    The military forces were well-represented in the funeral procession.

    Wreaths were very much in evidence, many from men who had worked with the Minister.

    The procession then slowly took Marshal Hamdy for his final ride to a Cairo cemetery.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAQCWDLDUTHIKLPON69N77TTO6
    Media URN:
    VLVAAQCWDLDUTHIKLPON69N77TTO6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/12/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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