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  • Short Summary

    Funeral of Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi.

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    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

    New Delhi, India. Funeral of Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi.

    VS of Gandhi's funeral pyre burning. Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Pandit Nehru can be seen urging the crowds to move back. Crowds are moving closer to the pyre - various family members and leaders try to hold the crowds back.

    CU of Mohandus Gandhi's body surrounded by mourners.

    VS at Birla House where Gandhi's body is on show. Crowds come by to pay respects. VS of funeral procession through crowds lined streets. Shots of Viceroy of India Lord Louis Mountbatten, his wife Edwina Mountbatten and their daughter Patricia. Various Indian leaders are also there. More shots of procession. Massive surround pyre. Mountbatten has to force his way through. Shots of the burning pyre.

    Possibly connected with 48/12 - MD.

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    Film ID:
    1514.36
    Media URN:
    59614
    Group:
    Unknown sel originals
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:59:00 / 01:43:44:00
    Canister:
    UNSO Reel 017 H

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