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  • Short Summary

    Massive funeral for top Nazi and Governor of occupied Czechoslovakia - Reinhard Hydrich.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates unclear or unknown.

    Prague, Czechoslovakia.

    Pan down from Church tower to large Nazi insignia. VS of crowds gather in city square to pay tribute to Chief of SS and Protector of Bohemia and Moravia - Reinhard Heydrich. (aka the Butcher). Unidentified man speaks from podium (mute). VS people listening.

    VS of floral tributes being laid by people in memory of Heydrich. Long queues of people walk past - many give Nazi salute. Wreaths are laid.

    VS of coffin being bourne through Prague streets on gun carriage. Crowds turn out and salute. Coffin is loaded onto train for journey to Germany.

    Germany.

    VS of the Swastika bedecked coffin at the church service held in Germany. The service is attended by Adolf Hitler (the Fuhrer), Hermann Goering and Heinrich Himmler.

    Himmler rises to speak about his SS colleague. Shot of two boys listening - Heydrich's sons. Before leaving, Hitler speaks to young sons of Heydrich.

    CU of wreath.

    More shots of huge crowds paying silent tribute in Prague.

    Captured German Footage. Some shots scratched and dupey.

    N.B. Heydrich was assassinated in June 1942 on the orders of the British Government.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    602.10
    Media URN:
    58252
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:34:00 / 01:32:23:00
    Canister:
    UN 185 E

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