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  • Short Summary

    Footage of burial service for children killed in air raids.

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    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.

    They New Not Why - November 1943. London

    Various shots of a large procession of parents and friends bearing wreaths and flowers, as they make their way to a burial service for children killed by a Nazi air raid. The procession is headed by clergy. Various shots of the burial service. Numerous shots of people laying wreaths next to the small graves. More shots of the funeral service being carried out. Numerous wardens are present. Shots of women being led away in tears after looking at the coffins on the children.

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    Film ID:
    1813.13
    Media URN:
    60658
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:08:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:40:00 / 01:33:58:00
    Canister:
    UN 322 B

Comments (1)

  1. AlanJM says

    This seems to be the 27th January 1943 funeral service for some of the thirty-eight children and six teachers killed at Sandhurst Road school, Catford, on January 20th (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFT78bNKVIM).
    Thirty-one children and one teacher were buried together at Hither Green Cemetery in a civilian war dead plot which has a rectangular stone surround containing a raised tablet with inscription.
    The burial was conducted by the Bishop of Southwark Bertram Simpson, and over 7,000 mourners attended. The full roll call of dead can be found here; http://lewishamwarmemorials.wikidot.com/names:catford-sandhurst-road-school-ww2-names

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