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  • Short Summary

    Burial service for Col. O.A. Fitzgerald; friend of Lord Kitchener; who died with him when their ship; the 'Hampshire'; hit a German mine.

  • Description

    Eastbourne, East Sussex.

    Burial service for Col. O.A. Fitzgerald; friend of Lord Kitchener; who died with him when their ship; the 'Hampshire'; hit a German mine. Film of the procession going down the street in Eastbourne: 6 horses pulling cart with the coffin; draped with Union Jack and wreath; and soldiers walking alongside. Shot of two mourners in civilian clothes; an old man and a young man; at the head of a line walking between rows of soldiers with bowed heads. Soldier-pallbearers follow with the coffin. Pointed roofs in BG. CU of the men carrying the coffin; and many more men of all branches of the military; and of all ranks; with black armbands. Great shot: More than a 21-gun salute; this is 50 or 100 guns. Shot of long row of soldiers; who have just fired; they bring their guns down; reload; then raise them all at once and fire again. Then repeat. And there is a cross on a pillar; sticking up from behind just above their heads. Really amazing looking. Quite an honour; and all that.
    Ceremonies; funerals; death. World War One.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1850.19
    Media URN:
    71294
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1916
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:14:00 / 01:19:24:00
    Canister:
    ON 012 C aka G 0379 B

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Lt. Col. O.A. Fitzgerald" is Oswald Arthur Gerald Fitzgerald.

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  2. griff1961 says

    Where can I find photographs of Lt Col O A Fitzgerald, anyone one have any idears..

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