Item showing funeral of Jan Masaryk, former President of Czechoslovakia. Prague.
Unissued / Unused material.
Former President Jan Masaryk's funeral. Prague, Czechoslovakia.
CU Jan Masaryk lying in state. MS the coffin being borne out of the cathedral escorted by military personnel. MS a military guard of honour. MS troops at the salute next to a statue. Elevated LS of the cortege, showing the coffin on a gun carriage. MS members of holy orders and civic officials following the cortege. MS standing around grave with priest giving blessing. CU priest. MS mourners. MS coffin on ground with guard of honour at the graveside. LS graveside scene. CU mourners, Klement Gottwald, Premier is in the background. MS scene including priest preaching and coffin on the ground. CU an official speaking into microphone. MS side view of people in procession passing camera. MS military representatives in the procession. Various shots crowds watching the procession. LS procession. MS side view coffin and escort in procession. MS the Swiss flag at half mast on a building. MS an American flag at half mast. MS a Tricolour at half mast. MS a building with flags flying outside. LS street scene in Prague.
MS coffin lying in cathedral surrounded by flowers. LS congregation at burial service inside cathedral. MS flag bedecked coffin. Various shots Klement Gottwald addressing the congregation. CU coffin. MS bronze statues in church. Various shots congregation. Elevated MS coffin and floral tributes.
MS burial procession passing in the street. MS's flag bearing section and military section. Elevated LS crowds viewing funeral in the street. CU burial procession military section. Various shots as the procession moves down street. MS coffin being taken from church. MS graveside scene. MS coffin, with people filing past courtyard of the hotel Masaryk jumped from. CU the window he jumped from. MS the room. CU Masaryk's desk with floral tribute. LS crowds waiting to file in to see him lying in state. Various shots procession passing down long, straight street with military escort. LS street scene showing back of procession. CU people in the crowd including servicemen and girls.
LS side of building with people viewing procession from balcony. Various shots procession passing. LS general view of Prague seen across river, panning to procession. MS coffin in procession. CU weeping women in crowd. MS coffin passing in procession. LS full procession passing through street. LS vast crowds. MS woman handing floral tribute to one of the escort who places it on coffin. MS crowds viewing. LS crowds lining the route. Good elevated LS of Prague. MS crowds lining the route. MS troops en route presenting Arms. Elevated LS procession with coffin moving along street. MS building. MS flag flying half mast. MS officials standing outside cathedral. MS crowds waiting. CU woman in veil. MS man watching. LS troops presenting Arms outside cathedral. LS coffin entering cathedral. MS soldiers presenting Arms. MS as coffin is taken off carriage. MS people watching. MS military men saluting. MS as hearse drives along with military escort besides it. CU woman crying. MS hearse passing. LS crowds watching. Various shots as procession drives past crowds. MS as coffin is carried to graveyard.
Library footage of Jan Masaryk's country house. MS flags flying above it. LS Masaryk and group inside for conference. CU President Edouard Benes leaning forward. MS Masaryk and Gottwald chatting. CU's Benes in chair chatting. CU Masaryk. LS crowds outside building. MS flag flying half mast.
Cuts for 48/23.
Amendment April 2011: Jan Masaryk is incorrectly identified as the former president of Czechoslovakia. He was foreign minister when he was killed in 1948