• Short Summary

    Visnews filmed Feb 18
    the Danish royal family attending memorial service at Holmens Church,
    Copenhagen, for the 95 passengers and seafarers of the Danish motor vessel Hans
    Hedtoft, lost without trace after striking an iceberg off Southern Greenland Jan
    30.

  • Description

    1.
    LV People outside the Holmens
    church.
    3 ft

    2.
    SV Ditto.
    1.5 ft

    3.
    SV Pan The Greenland girls whose father was on board the Hans Hedtoft
    arrive.
    3.5 ft

    4.
    SCU Relatives enter church.
    1 ft

    5.
    SV German Captain: Albert Sierch and German
    ambassador in Denmark Herbert Schulz arrive
    3 ft

    6.
    LV Relatives carrying floral tributes walk towards church.
    2 ft

    7.
    SV Prince Knud and Princess Mathilde of Denmark arrive at
    church.
    2 ft

    8.
    LV Pan King Frederik and Queen
    Ingrise arrive and enter church.
    5.5 ft

    9.
    TV Pan
    Int...Service in progress.
    3.5 ft

    10.
    LV Pan
    Cross...pan down to congregation.
    4 ft

    11.
    SV Priest
    conducting service.
    3 ft

    12.
    STV Marines.
    3.5 ft

    13.
    TV Int Congregation.
    2.5 ft



    Initials JRG/WS/RL


    Editors see: 1104/59, 1121/59, 0831/59

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Visnews filmed Feb 18
    the Danish royal family attending memorial service at Holmens Church,
    Copenhagen, for the 95 passengers and seafarers of the Danish motor vessel Hans
    Hedtoft, lost without trace after striking an iceberg off Southern Greenland Jan
    30.

    King Frederik, 59, recovering from a lung ailment, was accompanied by Queen
    Ingrid; Princess Margarethe, heir to the throne; Prince Knud, the King's
    brother; other members of the Royal family; Prime Minister HC. Hansen and
    members of the Government.

    Holmens is traditionally the seaman's church. The Bishop of Copenhagen, Fulsang
    Damgard, officiated.

    At the service were two girls from Greenland who lost their father in the Hans
    Hedtoft; some 600 relatives of the victims; the master of the German trawler
    Johannes Kruss, Captain Albert Sierch, leader of the initial search for
    survivors; members of the diplomatic corps of Canada, USA, Germany, Britain and
    Iceland - the nations talking part in the air and sea search.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9HOKVDC933ZSED0R55N4YH7ZI
    Media URN:
    VLVA9HOKVDC933ZSED0R55N4YH7ZI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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