• Short Summary

    Body of Polish leader, General Wladyslaw Sikorski, being brought to England from Gibraltar and lying in state at Polish London headquarters.

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: Gen. Sikorski Lies in State

    ENGLAND: Plymouth:
    EXT
    Polish destroyer arriving
    Polish flag at half mast
    Coffin of General Wladyslaw Sikorski (Prime Minister of Poland - killed in air crash) on deck with Naval Guard of Honour
    Military officials waiting
    Military officials waiting showing new Polish Commander-in-Chief Kazimierz Sosnkowski
    Various of coffin being lifted from deck
    Polish sailors at present arms
    Close shot of Kazimierz Sosnkowski
    Coffin on gun carriage and Polish sailors walking alongside
    Coffin on gun carriage Pan to Sosnkowski and others walking behind

    FILE: DATE UNKNOWN
    Gibraltar:
    Various of General Wladyslaw Sikorski inspecting Polish troops
    END FILE

    London:
    INT
    Sikorski in coffin lying in state with Military Guard of Honour
    Officers laying wreath PAN to coffin
    Coffin
    Background: Body of Polish leader, General Wladyslaw Sikorski, being brought to England from Gibraltar and lying in state at Polish London headquarters. Sikorski was killed in an air crash in Gibraltar in July 1943, during the Second World War.

    (Rites of Passage; Personalities - Politicians; Exiles; Poland; Ceremonies - Funerary; Wladyslaw Sikorski (1881-1943), Great Britain)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9YDAG8I38ZE25NEOXO6B6F9IE
    Media URN:
    VLVA9YDAG8I38ZE25NEOXO6B6F9IE
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/07/1943
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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