• Short Summary

    Dr. Konrad Adenauer, first German Federal Chancellor, is given a State funeral. Germany.

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    No title - State funeral of First German Federal Chancellor, Dr. Konrad Adenauer. Cologne, Germany.

    L/S spires of cathedral, pan down to door with crowds outside. M/S as they queue to file past coffin. Interior M/S zoom back to soldiers and candles around coffin. Various shots as people file past the coffin. C/U German soldier. M/S British Prime Minister Harold Wilson arriving. L/S crowds. M/S American President Lyndon B. Johnson arriving and going into cathedral. Pan as French President Charles de Gaulle arrives and goes into cathedral. Pan down from stained glass windows of the cathedral to the high pontifical Mass in progress. M/S President Lyndon B. Johnson and Federal Chancellor Kurt Kiesinger with others watching. M/S's priests administering incense. Pan down showing Mass in progress.

    Various shots military Colonels carrying Dr. Adenauer's orders and decorations. M/S of the coffin being carried from the cathedral draped in the German flag. M/S President de Gaulle and President Johnson watching. M/S as the coffin is carried out to the entrance. L/S mass crowds. L/S coffin being carried down the steps of the cathedral. Various shots relatives and statesmen on the steps watching. Various shots of the procession moving away from the cathedral with the coffin on the motorised gun carriage. M/S relatives following, behind them the statesmen. M/S of the procession moving towards the quayside. M/S's Guard of Honour in foreground as the coffin approaches the West German frigate. M/S President de Gaulle and Johnson with others watching. M/S as the coffin is piped aboard the German frigate. M/S people watching. M/S as the frigate leaves the quayside to go down the river Rhine. M/S three German fighters flying overhead. M/S gun firing salute as frigate moves slowly down Rhine. L/S as the procession enters the picturesque cemetery at Rhondorf. M/S as coffin is carried to graveside. M/S priests. L/S as coffin is lowered. M/S's priests performing service. M/S as male relative stands at the graveside and drops in a sprig of flowers. M/S wreaths and flowers.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:50:00 / 01:42:15:00

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