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    Funeral of Krupp factory workers killed during demonstration. Essen, Germany.

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    Funeral of workers in Essen; who were killed at a demonstration; March; 1923. Germany.
    German workers at the Krupp factory walked off the job; protesting among other things the French Army occupation of the Ruhr Valley; in the midst of the demonstration a French soldier fired at the workers.

    Shot from above: procession in progress coming down road; over bridge; with factory chimneys in distance. Men (fellow workers?) walking down street carrying many fringed banners and flags with elaborate designs - maybe trade union banners? Closer shots men and boys walking; small marching band playing; etc. Liberty Equality Brotherhood banner.

    A star with hammer and sickle emblem held up on a pole; then later a bigger floral version of the same - almost certainly some communist / socialist group. This leads off a succession of people carrying wreaths. Then larger marching band. MS teams of horses pulling wagons carrying the coffins. Large crowd walk slowly behind the procession.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    01:21:45:00 / 01:23:32:00
    ON 491 B

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