• Short Summary

    The funerals of 20 of the 24 cadets killed by a bus takes place at Rochester. Kent.

  • Description

    Item title reads - The Last Parade.

    Funerals take place of 20 of the 24 cadets killed by a bus whilst out on a night march. Rochester, Kent.

    M/S Rochester cathedral. M/S's of relatives arriving at the cathedral. M/S Royal Marine officers outside cathedral. M/S of other cadets outside the cathedral. M/S Aldermen from Medway towns walking in procession. M/S cathedral. M/S mass of wreathes at graveside. C/U of one wreath. M/S as man places bunches of violets at head of each grave. C/U cross bearing name 'Burdett, John'. Royal Marines carry the draped coffins from the cathedral.

    L/S Marines with coffins walking towards naval lorries. Camera pans across coffin. M/S two sailors saluting. M/S of coffins on lorry as it moves away. M/S as Royal Marine pall bearers line up and stand to attention. M/S pan coffins as lorry moves past. M/S back view of lorries moving past pall bearers. M/S flag on Rochester Castle at half mast. C/U sailor at cemetery, saluting. M/S coffins being carried towards graves. M/S mourners, including a busman. M/S of coffins being placed by graveside. M/S pallbearers removing flags etc. from the coffins. Various shots of mourners crying as they stand by the graves. M/S of pall bearers stood with the coffins.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:15:00 / 01:26:50:00

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