• Short Summary

    Funeral of Czech student who killed himself in protest against Russian occupation.

  • Description

    No titles. Funeral of Czech student Jan Palach.

    Prague, Czechoslovakia.

    Several shots of people filing past Jan Palach's coffin outside a church (?). He was a philosophy student who killed himself as protest against the Russian occupation of his country. Shot of mass of wreaths on the ground. M/S of girl weeping at window. C/U of photograph of Jan Palach.

    Several shots of the hearse moving along the streets, followed by the mourners and mass of people. Huge crowds line the streets. The hearse is followed by mother of dead boy and relatives.

    C/U of cross in cemetery. Side view of coffin beside grave surrounded by people, pan to clergyman reading service. M/S of mother and close relatives weeping. M/S of the coffin. C/U of old woman weeping. C/U of boy's mother weeping, pan to wreath.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2091.17
    Media URN:
    57087
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1969
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:45:00 / 01:21:01:00
    Canister:
    69/10

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