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  • Short Summary

    Footage of funeral of Indian soldiers.

  • Description

    Indian soldiers funeral. Location of events unknown.

    Funeral of a French Colonial soldier killed in World War One. Probably Indian; from French India (just a few tiny spots in southern India); otherwise North African - but we'll say Indian here. Opens w/ man in long robes; rt. FG speaking a eulogy or prayer; as crowd listens; several other Indian men in front row. Brief shot people start to walk. Procession moves toward camera & to left. French official walks in front of coffin. Indian pallbearers; carry coffin; followed by another man w/ long white robe; combination turban/headdress; who looks more Arab.

    Various others; include French military men follow. GV brick street or yard outside building: Indians carry coffin out door; toward camera; between lines of people; mostly French. They set coffin down in courtyard; side view from camera - coffin is draped w/ French flag and has some long leaves across top. Closer shot of coffin; w/ various mourners standing behind it.

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    Film ID:
    2330.07
    Media URN:
    74871
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1910 - 1918
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:54:00 / 01:12:27:00
    Canister:
    ON 193 H

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