• Short Summary

    More than 300 motorcyclists, with their headlamps draped in black, formed a cortege through the streets of Johannesburg on Monday (26 April) at the funeral of two South African step-brothers killed by guerrillas in Rhodesia during a motorcycling holiday.

  • Description

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    GV Church entrance
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    2.
    SV Motorcycles with flowers on handlebars (2 shots)
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    3.
    SV Coffin out of church with riding gauntlets and crash helmets on lid
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    4.
    SV Mourners walk behind coffin
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    5.
    SCU Motorcycles with black covers over headlamps (2 shots)
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    6.
    SV Hearse leaving church
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    7.
    SV Motorcycles join funeral procession as crowd looks on (3 shots)
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    Initials BB/2120 YA/JB/BB/2130



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: More than 300 motorcyclists, with their headlamps draped in black, formed a cortege through the streets of Johannesburg on Monday (26 April) at the funeral of two South African step-brothers killed by guerrillas in Rhodesia during a motorcycling holiday.

    With crash helmets and riding gauntlets placed on top of the coffins,the bodies of the two brothers were taken to the cemetery followed by a procession of motorcyclists.

    Aged 17 and 25, the two did when guerrillas opened fire on them at a roadblock as they were returning to South Africa.

    A third man, a journalist, was also killed in the incident. His body was cremated.

    Every man with a military or reserve commitment in the south-eastern region of Rhodesia where the attack took place, has been called out to hunt down the guerrillas who killed the three men.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4WDL3PLK566BQZADNJ60CIIG9
    Media URN:
    VLVA4WDL3PLK566BQZADNJ60CIIG9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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