• Short Summary

    A funeral service was held today (Monday) for eight of the nine victims of last week's mortar tragedy in West Germany.

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    GV Pan over coffins covered with flowers
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    SV Empty space for Dutch officer between coffins
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    CU Wreath pan to another government wreath pan up to coffin covered with flowers
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    CU Officer's cap on coffin
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    CU Helmet on coffin
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    GV Coffins
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    SV British and German officers arriving
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    CU Three Indonesians arrive
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    SV Pan Von Hassel and party arriving
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    GV Next-of-kin arriving
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    GV Officers and men walking to memorial hall
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    LV Priest enters for service
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    GV Int..During memorial service
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    Initials JT/V/AW/EEH


    EDITORS: SEE ALSO PROD. 3517/64 (9 APRIL '64) RELATING TO THE AFTERMATH OF THE TRAGEDY.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A funeral service was held today (Monday) for eight of the nine victims of last week's mortar tragedy in West Germany. The ninth victim, a Dutch officer, is being buried in Holland.

    They were killed when a mortar bomb hit their truck during a NATO exercise near Munster Lager, on Lueneberg Heath. The dead were a Dutch officer, an Indonesian officer, two West German officers and five West German soldiers.

    Today's funeral service took place at the Bergen-Hohne military camp at Munster Lager. It was attended by NATO military representatives, Indonesian military attaches and next-of-kin. The West German Government was represented by the Defence Minister, Herr Kai-Uwe von Hassel.

    An official spokesman said that during the exercise several mortar shots were off target. The fatal bomb veered several hundred metres and hit the truck.

    An inquiry into the cause of the accident is still going on.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACW1W8Y5YT5QBBQ0TP8DGRTMNT
    Media URN:
    VLVACW1W8Y5YT5QBBQ0TP8DGRTMNT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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