• Short Summary

    THE FUNERAL OF SENATOR ROBERT KENNEDY WAS DELAYED THREE HOURS YESTERDAY BY A FURTHER TRAGEDY IN WHICH TWO PEOPLE DIED AND ANOTHER FOUR PEOPLE WERE INJURED.

  • Description

    THE FUNERAL OF SENATOR ROBERT KENNEDY WAS DELAYED THREE HOURS YESTERDAY BY A FURTHER TRAGEDY IN WHICH TWO PEOPLE DIED AND ANOTHER FOUR PEOPLE WERE INJURED. AT THE SMALL TOWN OF ELIZABETH, NEW JERSEY, A TRAIN, TRAVELLING IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION TO THAT CARRYING SENATOR KENNEDY'S BODY PL??? INTO A CROWD OF PEOPLE WHO HAD SPILLED ON TO THE TRACK TO SEE THE KENNEDY TRAIN. A MAN AND WOMAN WERE KILLED AND THREE OTHERS WERE INJURED. AND, AT TRENTON, AN 18-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS CRITICALLY INJURED WHEN HE CLIMBED ONTO A FREIGHT CAR AND TOUCHED A LIVE WIRE.

    JUST BEFORE DARKNESS, THE FUNERAL TRAIN CARRYING THE FLAG-DRAPED COFFIN, THE KENNEDY FAMILY, AND SOME TWO-HUNDRED OTHER MOURNERS, ARRIVED AT UNION STATION IN WASHINGTON WHERE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAD WAITED PATIENTLY TO PAY THEIR LAST RESPECTS TO THE SLAIN SENATOR.

    THE CASKET WAS TRANSFERRED TO A HEARSE FOR THE JOURNEY THROUGH THE CAPITAL TO THE ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY.

    THE CORTEGE PAUSED BRIEFLY IN FRONT OF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, WHERE ROBERT KENNEDY HAD SERVED AS ATTORNEY GENERAL DURING THE PRESIDENCY OF HIS BROTHER, JOHN F. KENNEDY... AND AT THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL, ERECTED TO HONOUR THE FIRST AMERICAN PRESIDENT TO FALL TO AN ASSASSIN'S BULLET.

    AT ARLINGTON CEMETERY, FALL-BEARERS, INCLUDING THE FORMER SECRETARY OF DEFENCE, ROBERT McNAMARA, CARRIED THE COFFIN TO A PLOT BESIDE THAT OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY.

    ROBERT KENNEDY'S WIDOW, ETHEL, WAS COMFORTED AT THE GRAVESIDE BY HER BROTHER-IN-LAW, EDWARD KENNEDY, THE ONLY REMAINING BROTHER OF THE MURDERED MAN.

    AFTER THE BURIAL SERVICE, MRS JACKIE KENNEDY AND HER TWO CHILDREN, CAROLINE AND JOHN, LAID FLOWERS ON THE ADJACENT GRAVE OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY. MRS KENNEDY ALSO LAID FLOWERS ON THE GRAVES OF HER TWO DEAD CHILDREN, PATRICK BOUVIER, WHO DIED THREE DAYS AFTER BIRTH, AND THE UN-NAMED CHILD WHO WAS STILL-BORN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADSFBFURSAIDSKGCUNMGQ0YHLL
    Media URN:
    VLVADSFBFURSAIDSKGCUNMGQ0YHLL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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