• Short Summary

    GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR WAS BURIED YESTERDAY IN NORFOLK - THE VIRGINIA CITY HE HAD SELECTED AS "MY HOME BY CHOICE".

  • Description

    GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR WAS BURIED YESTERDAY IN NORFOLK - THE VIRGINIA CITY HE HAD SELECTED AS "MY HOME BY CHOICE". HE WAS LAID TO REST WITH FULL MILITARY HONOURS AFTER A SERVICE IN ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH.

    FROM THE CHURCH, HIS BODY WAS CARRIED IN CEREMONIAL PROCESSION TO THE MACARTHUR MEMORIAL, A GIFT FROM THE CITY OF NORFOLK. HIS WIDOW, MRS JEAN MACARTHUR, WAS AMONG THE MANY DIGNITARIES AND OLD COMRADES WHO ATTENDED THE BURIAL.

    TO THE SOUND OF MUFFLED DRUMS. THE HORSE-DRAWN CAISSON, ACCOMPANIED BY THE TRADITIONAL RIDERLESS CHARGER, MADE ITS WAY TO THE MEMORIAL.

    THERE, FOLLOWING A BRIEF SERVICE, A HOWITZER BATTERY BOOMED OUT A 19-GUN SALUTE. THEN, THE GREAT AMERICAN SOLDIER TOOK HIS LAST BUGLE CALL - "TAPS".

    THE FINAL CEREMONY WAS THE FOLDING OF THE AMERICAN FLAG TO BE PRESENTED TO MRS MACARTHUR. IN THE MEANTIME, THE AMERICAN NATION OBSERVES ANOTHER SIX DAYS OF MOURNING FOR GENERAL OF THE ARMY DOUGLAS MACARTHUR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADEGC0SFN5O6VOTRCOCZ621VR1
    Media URN:
    VLVADEGC0SFN5O6VOTRCOCZ621VR1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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