• Short Summary

    THE NIGERIAN AIR FORCE COMMANDER COL. SHITTU ALAO WHO DIED IN A PLANE CRUSH ON?

  • Description


    ROLL 1



    SHOTS OF NIGERIAN AIR FORCE AMBULANCE ARRIVES WITH COFFING.



    SHOTS OF COFFIN BEING BROUGHT OUT OF AMBULANCE BY AIRFORCE OFFICERS.



    SHOTS OF MRS. ALAO IN MOURNING MOOD AMIDST TWO LADIES.



    CUT AWAY OF OTHER MOURNERS WEEPING.



    SHOT OF LATE COL. ALAO'S MOTHER WEEPING PAN TO COFFING ON THE FLOOR.



    GV OF WOMEN MOURNERS OUTSIDE.



    2 SHOTS OF THE MUSLIMS SERVICE OUTSIDE COL. ALAO'S RESIDENCE.



    SHOT OF NIGERIAN FLAG FLYING AT HALF MASK.



    SHOT OF GEN. AND MRS. GOWON WITH REAL ADMIRAL WEY OF THE NAVY AND OTHERS, AWAITING COL. ALAO'S COFFING.



    PROCESSION OF MOURNERS WITH THE COFFING.



    GOWON PAYS HIS LAST RESPECT WITH HIS WIFE AS THE COFFIN WAS TAKEN THROUGH HIS DODAN BARRACKS.



    GOWON AND HIS WIFE PAN TO AMBULANCE MOVING.



    CUT AWAYS 2 SHOTS PEOPLE ON BUILDING.



    ROLL 2



    COFFIN BEING TAKEN OUT OF AMBULANCE AT THE GRAVE SIDE.



    COFFIN BEING LOWERED INTO THE GRAVE. (PARTIALLY SEEN).



    GUN SALUTE BEING FIRED AT THE GRAVE SIDE.



    2 SHOTS BLOWING OF BIGGLES.



    SHOT OF THE NIGERIAN JET FIGHTERS FLYING (SEEN BRIEFLY).




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    NB: PLEASE YOU WILL FIND SHOTS OF THE PROCESSIONS AND ALSO THE EST. SHOT LAGOS CEMENTARY SIGN IN BOTH ROLL 1 AND 2 RESPECTIVELY.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE NIGERIAN AIR FORCE COMMANDER COL. SHITTU ALAO WHO DIED IN A PLANE CRUSH ON WEDNESDAY 15TH OCTOBER, 1969 WAS BURIED TODAY 17TH OCTOBER WITH FULL MOSLEM AND MILITARY RITES.

    HE DIED WHILE TRAVELLING IN ONE OF THE ONE MILLION POUNDS NIGERIAN AIR FORCE JET WHICH HE PILOTED HIMSELF WHILE GOING ON AN INSPECTION TOUR OF THE AIR FORCE INSTALLATIONS.

    MILITARY INSTALLATIONS OF THE WAR BETWEEN NIGERIA AND THE BIAFRAN SECCESSIONISTS.

    COL. ALAO AGED 32 LEFT BEHIND HIS WIFE, TWO CHILDREN AND AN AGED MOTHER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB1NE15DE0QWPV349B8YMX36H7
    Media URN:
    VLVAB1NE15DE0QWPV349B8YMX36H7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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