• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 2,000 MOURNERS, WITH THE SWEDISH ROYAL FAMILY AT THEIR HEAD, CROWDED THE CENTURIES-OLD GOTHIC CATHEDRAL IN THE SMALL UNIVERSITY TOWN OF UPPSALA, SEPT 29, FOR THE STATE FUNERAL OF MR.

  • Description


    SCENES INSIDE CATHEDRAL AND AT THE CEMETERY.



    ROLL I



    IN THE CHURCH



    FLOWERS - ALSO FROM CYLONS PEOPLE - ALTAR - FLOWERS - COFFIN - KING ARRIVE



    DAGS BROTHERS - AND BROTHER DAUGHTER.



    PRIEST SPEAK



    OUT OF CHURCH - MRS NEHRY-TRY???



    ON GRAVEYARD



    COFFIE DOWN




    Initials KJ/V/MMcG


    FOR MORE DETAILS SEE DOPESHEET NO. 7078/61

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: MORE THAN 2,000 MOURNERS, WITH THE SWEDISH ROYAL FAMILY AT THEIR HEAD, CROWDED THE CENTURIES-OLD GOTHIC CATHEDRAL IN THE SMALL UNIVERSITY TOWN OF UPPSALA, SEPT 29, FOR THE STATE FUNERAL OF MR. DAG HAMMARSKJOELD, UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL KILLED IN AN AIR CRASH IN NORTHERN RHODESIA.

    FORMER ARCHBISHOP ERLING EIDEM, AGED 81, PAID TRIBUTE TO MR. HAMMARSKJOELD AS "A FAITHFUL SON TO HIS FATHERLAND AND A DEVOTED SERVANT OF THE WHOLE HUMANITY" AND PREACHED ON THE THEME OF THE IMPORTANCE OF SERVICE TO FELLOW HUMAN BEINGS. THE QUOTED A SWEDISH HYMN: "EVERYBODY IS MY BROTHER, EVERYBODY ON THE EARTH." AFTER A PRAYER, DR. EIDEN PROCEEDED TO THE LUTHERAN RITUAL OF SPRINKLING EARTH THREE TIMES OVER THE COFFIN WITH A SMALL SILVER SPADE.

    THEN THE COFFIN WAS PLACED ON THE ROYAL CATAFALQUE CARRIAGE, AND THE STATE PROCESSION BEGAN TO WALK THE HALF-MILE ROUTE THROUGH THE STREETS TO THE CITY CEMETERY AND THE HAMMARSKJOELD FAMILY GRAVE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3AJFUW8Z0G0FDEM68PTJGE6RI
    Media URN:
    VLVA3AJFUW8Z0G0FDEM68PTJGE6RI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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