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  • Short Summary

    Shots of Himmler's corpse and phial of poison he used to commit suicide.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    Death of Heinrich Himmler, head of SS, Luneburg, Germany.

    Himmler commits suicide by poisoning whilst under arrest. L/S of the room. M/S of Himmler's corpse lying on the floor, half covered by blanket. C/U his face (moustache shaved as a disguise to elude arrest). A British soldier stands guard. C/U phial in which he secreted the poison. L/S the house in Luneburg in which he was held prisoner.

    Date on dope sheet is 04/06/1945. Cuts from 45/45.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2411.05
    Media URN:
    66836
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:45:00 / 01:22:05:00
    Canister:
    UN 1778 C

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Himmler died on 23 May 1945.

    The poison referred to was potassium cyanide.

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