• Short Summary

    Funeral parade for the French woman aviator Helene Boucher.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Funeral of Mlle Helene Boucher In Paris.".

    Paris, France.

    Various shots of the funeral parade for the French woman aviator Helene Boucher. A short ceremony is held outside a building and several of the mourners can be seen crying. People file past the flower covered coffin to pay their respects. The dignitaries shake hands with members of the fliers family. CU medal won by Boucher.

    N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2737.09
    Media URN:
    80588
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1934 - 1935
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:50:00 / 01:12:02:00
    Canister:
    UNI GAZ ROLL 34

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    Helene Boucher died on 30 November 1934, allowing the clip's current date-range of 1930-39 to be changed.

    Presumably this funeral took place in early December 1934.

    "CU medal won by Boucher" - it's the Ordre National de la Legion d'honneur (or Legion of Honour), which she was posthumously awarded with.


  2. British Pathé says

    Very good detective work! We'll change those dates immediately.

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