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    M.ROBERT SCHUMAN, FORMER FRENCH PRIME MINISTER AND ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE COMMON MARKET,?

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    M.ROBERT SCHUMAN, FORMER FRENCH PRIME MINISTER AND ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE COMMON MARKET, WAS BURIED TODAY (SATURDAY).

    THE 77-YEAR-OLD STATESMAN DIED AFTER A LONG ILLNESS LAST WEDNESDAY MORNING.ON THURSDAY HIS BODY LAY IN STATE AT METZ PREFECTURE, AND FOR TWO DAYS PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE FILED PAST THE BIER TO PAY THEIR LAST RESPECTS.

    TODAY THE COFFIN WAS TAKEN TO METZ CATHEDRAL WHERE REQUIEM MASS WAS SAID BY THE ARCHBISHOP, MONSIGNOR PAUL SCHMITT.THOUSANDS LINED THE ROAD AS THE GREAT CATHEDRAL BELL TOLLED FOR THE FUNERAL.

    AT THE CEREMONY WERE FRENCH MINISTER OF STATE LOUIS JOXE, ITALIAN AND DUTCH FOREIGN MINISTERS SIGNOR EMILIO PICCIONI AND DR JOSEPH LUNS, BRITISH AND WEST GERMAN AMBASSADOR SIR PIERSON DIXON AND HERR HUBERT BLANKENHORN.WEST GERMAN MINISTER OF STATE HERR HEINRICH KRONE, EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT PRESIDENT SIGNOR GAETINO MARTINO, AND FORMER FRENCH PREMIERS ANTOINE PINAY, GUY MOLLET, RENE PLEVEN, PIERRE PFLIMLIN AND RENE MAYER.

    M.SCHUMAN WAS INTERRED IN A SMALL VAULT IN THE CEMETERY OF HIS VILLAGE, SCY-CHAZELLES.THE RESTING PLACE HOWEVER, WILL BE TEMPORARY, AS FRIEND HAVE DECIDED TO CONSTRUCT AMMAUSOLEUM IN HIS HONOUR ON A HILLSIDE OVERLOOKING THE RHINE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEC983S5PWR7Q8UZLL8J0NU1KS
    Media URN:
    VLVAEC983S5PWR7Q8UZLL8J0NU1KS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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