• Short Summary

    AIR FORCE COLONEL YURI GAGARIN, THE WORLD'S FIRST SPACEMAN WAS KILLED IN AN AIRCRAFT CRASH YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) NEARLY SEVEN YEARS AFTER HIS HISTORIC ORBIT OF THE EARTH ON BOARD VOSTOK-1.

  • Description

    1.
    CU GAGARIN. PAN TO BABY.
    0.06

    2.
    SV CROWD AT AIRPORT.
    0.10

    3.
    SV GAGARIN DOWN FROM AIRCRAFT AND WALKS TO DAIS. (2 SHOTS)
    0.35

    4.
    SV KHRUSHCHEV MEETS GAGARIN.
    0.43

    5.
    GTV CROWD WITH PORTRAIT OF GAGARIN.
    0.46

    6.
    GTV KHRUSHCHEV AND GAGARIN EMBRACE.
    0.56

    7.
    GTV CHILDREN RUN FORWARD WITH FLOWERS.
    1.00

    8.
    SV GAGARIN KISSES MRS. KHRUSHCHEV.
    1.09

    9.
    GV CROWD.
    1.12

    10.
    GV GAGARIN AND KHRUSHCHEV WALK WAVE TO CROWD.
    1.38

    11.
    SV TRACKING SHOT - CROWD LINING THE ROUTE.
    1.42

    12.
    SV GAGARIN, WIFE AND KHRUSHCHEV WAVE FROM CAR.
    1.49

    13.
    SV CROWD WAVING.
    1.54

    14.
    SV SPECTATORS UP LAMPOST.
    1.57

    15.
    LV HELICOPTER OVERHEAD.
    2.00

    16.
    GV PAN: CROWD IN RED SQUARE.
    2.14

    17.
    SV GAGARIN AND KHRUSHCHEV ON BALCONY. GAGARIN WAVES.
    2.27

    18.
    SV CROWD WITH PORTRAIT OF GAGARIN.
    2.30

    19.
    SV MISSILE CARRIED IN PROCESSION.
    2.40

    20.
    SV PAN: PROCESSION.
    1.48

    21.
    SV GAGARIN ON BALCONY.
    2.56

    22.
    SV BANNER WITH PICTURES OF LENIN AND GAGARIN. PAN TO PROCESSION.
    3.07

    23.
    LV EXT: BUCKINGHAM PALACE.
    3.12

    24.
    GV CROWD OUTSIDE PALACE.
    3.18

    25.
    GTV CAR AND ESCORT OUT OF PALACE GATES.
    3.23

    26.
    SV CAR PAST CAMERA - GAGARIN WAVING.
    3.28

    27.
    CV GAGARIN FILMS.
    3.29

    28.
    CV WIFE HOLDS FLOWERS.
    3.31

    29.
    CV GAGARIN IN BOAT ROWING AWAY FROM CAMERA.
    3.40



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    Background: AIR FORCE COLONEL YURI GAGARIN, THE WORLD'S FIRST SPACEMAN WAS KILLED IN AN AIRCRAFT CRASH YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) NEARLY SEVEN YEARS AFTER HIS HISTORIC ORBIT OF THE EARTH ON BOARD VOSTOK-1.

    AN ANNOUNCEMENT ON MOSCOW RADIO SAID COLONEL GAGARIN, WHO WAS 34, DIED WHILE TEST-FLYING A NEW AIRCRAFT WITH AN ENGINEER-COLONEL NAMED VLADIMIR SERGEYEVEICH SERYOGIN.

    GAGARIN MADE MAN'S FIRST FLIGHT IN SPACE ON 2 APRIL, 1961 - A ONE-ORBIT TRIP LASTING 108 MINUTES.

    THE SUCCESS OF HIS MISSION WAS REFLECTED IN THE TUMULTUOUS WELCOME HE RECEIVED ON HIS RETURN TO MOSCOW'S VNUKOV AIRPORT ON 14 APRIL. THERE WAITING FOR HIM, IN ADDITION TO THE THOUSANDS OF JUBILANT WELL-WISHERS, WAS THEN PREMIER NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV, MR.BREZHNEV, MEMBERS OF THE SOVIET PRAESIDIUM AND OTHER HIGH-RANKING OFFICIALS.

    AFTER A WARM EXCHANGE OF GREETINGS WITH MR. KHRUSHCHEV, COLONEL GAGARIN, JOINED BY HIS WIFE, VALENTINA, SAT IN AN OPEN, FLOWER-BEDECKED CAR FOR A TRIUMPHANT DRIVE TO RED SQUARE WHERE HE WAS GIVEN SOME OF RUSSIA'S HIGHEST HONOURS INCLUDING THE TITLE OF HERO OF THE SOVIET UNION.

    THE BOYISH-LOOKING COSMONAUT WITH A DISARMING SMILE AND TWINKLING EYES MADE MANY GOODWILL VISITS TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES AND WHENEVER HE WENT HE RECEIVED AN ENTHUSIASTIC RECEPTION FROM LARGE CROWDS.

    ONE OF THE FIRST WESTERN COUNTRIES HE VISITED AFTER HIS SPACE FLIGHT WAS BRITAIN. THERE HE WAS MOBBED BY TEENAGER, MET THEN PREMIER HAROLD MACMILLAN AND HAD A SURPRISE INVITATION TO LUNCH AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE WITH QUEEN ELIZABETH AND PRINCE PHILIP.

    A KEEN FAMILY MAN - OUR LIBRARY FILM SHOWS HIM ON HOLIDAY WITH HIS WIFE AND THE FIRST OF TWO DAUGHTERS ON THE BLACK SEA - GAGARIN WAS THE SON OF A CARPENTER ON A COLLECTIVE FARM. HE BECAME A PILOT IN THE SOVIET AIR FORCE IN 1957 AND JOINED THE COMMUNIST PARTY IN 1960.

    ALTHOUGH GAGARIN, WHO LIKE MOST SOVIET COSMONAUTS OFTEN ACTED AS A TEST PILOT, NEVER MADE A SECOND SPACE LIGHT, HE PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE IN PREPARING AND TRAINING OTHERS.

    THE SOVIET NEWS AGENCY, TASS, SAID THAT GAGARIN WOULD BE BURIED AT THE KREMLIN WALL IN RED SQUARE, AND A SPECIAL GOVERNMENT FUNERAL COMMISSION HAS BEEN SET UP TO MAKE THE ARRANGEMENTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2RM6SEMQNVC4BYC84CF84MM6K
    Media URN:
    VLVA2RM6SEMQNVC4BYC84CF84MM6K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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