A number of high-ranking Egyptian officials--including same of cabinet rank--were on hand in Cairo on Saturday (25 December), to attend the funeral of Marshal Mahmoud Hamdy, Egypt's first-ever Minister for Maritime Transport.
GV PAN Mosque of Omar Makram
SCU Official arrives (2 shots)
MV Mahmoud Fawzy, Prime Minister, arrives
SCU Hussein El Shafei arrives
MV Minister of War arrives
MV Coffin being put on to vehicle
MV Naval officer stands holding board of medals & than walking in procession behind vehicle bearing coffin.
GV PAN Ministers walking behind the coffin (2 shots)
GV Servicemen walk behind the coffin (2 shots)
GV Vehicle bearing coffin heads procession.
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Background: A number of high-ranking Egyptian officials--including same of cabinet rank--were on hand in Cairo on Saturday (25 December), to attend the funeral of Marshal Mahmoud Hamdy, Egypt's first-ever Minister for Maritime Transport. The Minister died on Friday (24 December) and the funeral in his honour was a military event.
SYNOPSIS: The Mosque of Omar Makram in Cairo....it was put to a sombre purpose on Saturday when the funeral of Egypt's first-ever Minister for Maritime Transport was held there.
A number of high-ranking personalities came to pay their last respects to Marshal Mahmoud Hamdy...who died on Friday. Prime Minister Mahmoud Fawzi was among these present.
Hussein El Shafei, a former War Minister was there.
General Sadek, Egypt's War Minister, arrived.
In 1952, Marshal Hamdy was commander of the ship which took King Sarouk from Egypt to exile. In 1967, he became a high-ranking official in Egypt's maritime fleet. Models marking highlights of the Minister's career were displayed. President Sadat sent a personal representative to the funeral.
Many of those who walked behind the coffin bearing the Minister's body were former colleagues who had worked with him during his long career of government service.
The military forces were well-represented in the funeral procession.
Wreaths were very much in evidence, many from men who had worked with the Minister.
The procession then slowly took Marshal Hamdy for his final ride to a Cairo cemetery.