• Short Summary

    Ex-Nazi Grand-Admiral Karl Doenitz - last Fuehrer after Hitler's end - attended the funeral at the North German naval base of Kiel, 11 Nov, of Grand-Admiral Erich Raeder, architect of the pocket battleships and the Navy with which Germany faced the sea-power of Britain in World War Two.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Flag bearers emerge from church.
    0.04

    2.
    CU Sailors salute.
    0.06

    3.
    MV Coffin borne along.
    0.10

    4.
    CV Coffin past camera.
    0.16

    5.
    CU Sailor salutes.
    0.18

    6.
    MV Coffin laid by grave.
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    7.
    CU Karl Donitz.
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    8.
    CU Cadet salutes.
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    9.
    CV Coffin lowered into grave.
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    10.
    CU Tombstone.
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    11.
    CU Donitz wreath ribbon.
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    12.
    CU Marines wreath ribbon.
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    13.
    CV Mourners look at grave.
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    14.
    GV Ditto.
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    Initials JRG/V/JF/PB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Ex-Nazi Grand-Admiral Karl Doenitz - last Fuehrer after Hitler's end - attended the funeral at the North German naval base of Kiel, 11 Nov, of Grand-Admiral Erich Raeder, architect of the pocket battleships and the Navy with which Germany faced the sea-power of Britain in World War Two. Raeder, a freed war criminal, died after a long illness in a Kiel hospital, Nov 6. He was 85.

    Inspector of the West German Navy, Vice-Admiral Rogge, paid a graveside tribute as a personal mourner. He said Admiral Raeder "kept the Navy clean" by opposing extension to it of Nazi racial laws.

    Several hundred sailors of Germany's peace-time Navy attended the funeral. After the Protestant Church service, the coffin was laid in the cemetery near to the German Navy Memorial.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD8FAOK2CBTYH825WGTVIZ0KK5
    Media URN:
    VLVAD8FAOK2CBTYH825WGTVIZ0KK5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/11/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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