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    The lying in state and Funeral of President Zapotocky of Czechoslovakia.

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    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.

    Funeral of President Zapotocky. Prague in Czechoslovakia.

    GV Statue of horseman seen through sheets of flames. CU Cluster of gas lamps. GV Evening shot of bridge. Various shots of large queue of people waiting to enter castle. MS Flag at half mast. GV Room in which president lies in state. CU Crowd of Czechoslovakians walking slowly passed camera. LS Over crowd, of Antonin Zapotocky lying in coffin. CU President's body lying in open coffin. Panning shot of heaps of wreaths and flowers. GV Coffin with star at its head. GV Leaders of the Czech Communist party and Presidents wife Madame Marie Zapotocky standing behind the coffin, pan to close up.

    CU Crowd filing passed. GV Spanish Hall of Prague Castle, in which the body is laid. CU Candelabra. Various shots of President's wife, seated with her back to camera, shaking hands with mourners. High angle shot looking down onto the coffin. Various shots of mourners seated. MS Steel helmeted soldiers leading horse-drawn gun carriage that bears the coffin. CU Young girls in crowd. CU Coffin followed by military and other leaders passing the camera. Various shots of funeral procession passing through densely crowded streets. CU Czech soldier. Two general views of tanks and their crews, pan to line of lorries.

    MS Funeral coming towards the camera. Various shots of Russian aircraft, including bombers and fighters flying over the procession. CU Relatives walking behind the coffin. Various shots of funeral procession passing through streets, including cut ins of crowds. Various shots of Prague landmarks at night, i.e. bridge, statues etc. High angle shot of extremely large queue which winds through streets. CU Immediate relatives standing beside the coffin. GV Lying in state, pan to two Czech soldiers both of whom are steel helmeted and are carrying tommy-guns.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:00:00 / 01:07:00:00
    UN 3020 A

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