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  • Short Summary

    Funeral of Sir Dudley Pound, Admiral of the Fleet.

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    Location Unknown / Unclear.

    Various shots of the cortege with the body of Sir Dudley Pound, Admiral of the Fleet, moving through the streets with escort of Naval Cadets. Coffin is carried aboard a ship, sailors with wreaths follow. Various shots of high ranking military officers arriving onboard ship for the funeral ceremony. Various shots of the ceremony. Military men throw wreaths into sea, Guard of honour fires in the air three times.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:50:00 / 01:15:37:00
    UN 743 A

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Location Unknown / Unclear." - What we see in this clip is that, following Dudley Pound's funeral service at Westminster Abbey on October 26th 1943, the next day a cruiser set off from Portsmouth. Then, in mid-Channel, two small bronze coffins containing the ashes of Sir Dudley and his late wife were consigned to the sea.

    At 02:30 we see two wreaths being cast overboard by their two sons.

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