• Short Summary

    Ceylon pays last tribute to former Prime Minister

  • Description

    Colombo, Ceylon.

    Funeral procession of Mr. Don Stephen Senanayake, first Prime Minister of Ceylon (later Sri Lanka).

    LV. Funeral Cortege Procession towards camera. SV. Pan coffin in ornate Hearse being pulled by Naval Ratings. GV. Soldiers in parade. SV. Towards: Coffin travelling Dais. SV. Side view coffin travelling dais. MV. dignitaries following in cars. CU. Pan dignitaries in car. LV. Cortege being pulled by ratings and people alongside coffin throwing temple flowers onto coffin. & SV. CU. Coffin going past camera. GV. Crowds waiting for arrival of coffin and procession SV. nurses walking in procession. SV. People looking on from top of tree. GV. Pan massed crowds assembled in Independence Square pan to Funeral pyre. LV. Funeral pyre burning at night. SV. Funeral pyre burning at night. pan up,out of frame.
    (Orig. Dupe Neg.) (Title Scene "G")

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2.18
    Media URN:
    26657
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1952
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:25:00 / 01:25:55:00
    Canister:
    52/31

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