People visiting De Gasperi, coffin being taken to Borgo Val Sugana.
Sella di Valsugana.
Documentation states De Gasperi was placed in a wood and crystal coffin and moved to Borgo Val Sugana for funeral service. The secretary said his condition had worsened after a phone call that night with Premier Marie Scelba which brought him disappointing reports on the development of the European Defense community.
Three shots of Alcide de Gasperi (Prime Minister for 8 post war years) on his death-bed (after a heart attack). Visitors and children with flowers, groups of people going towards the village. Premier Scelba come out of de Gasperi's house with Cingolani (de Gasperi's secretary). Premier Scelba and Fanfani. Crowds carrying wreaths. Pan, shot from the funeral chamber of visitors before the entrance to the villa. Full shot of the villa. Premier Scelba among the crowd, enters the house with other Ministers. The corpse, carried on shoulders, comes out of the house to be placed in the van which will take it to Borgo Valsugana. Corpse is placed in the van. The van passes, going down to the valley towards Borgo Valsugana. Wreaths and flowers taken in the church in Borgo Valsugana. The brief funeral in Borgo Valsugana. Various shots of the funeral train. Various shots of the wreaths. The coffin carried on shoulders of Members of Parliament and Senators. The family (wife and daughters) in mourning. People lining the passage. (Lav.)