• Short Summary

    Police officers besieging the Foster gang and the funeral of General Koos de La Rey (Jacobus Herculaas de la Rey), who was a Boer general during the Second Boer War.

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: The Johannesberg (Johannesburg) Bandits

    SLATE INFORMATION: In September three men concerned in the murder of two policemen at Fairview made for a cave in the Kopjes near Johannesburg, where they were besieged by the Police. People flocked to the spot and watched events.

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    People gathered to view siege of the Foster gang, wanted for murder and bank robbery, in a cave by armed police officers

    SLATE INFORMATION: Guarding the entrance to the caves.
    Armed police and others besieging the caves to prevent the escape of the gang

    SLATE INFORMATION: The siege was such a long one that the police were regularly relieved.

    Police officers armed with rifles marching across field to join the siege
    Armed police officers standing talking

    SLATE INFORMATION: Foster was the leader of the gang and tea was taken into the cave by his wife.

    Man filling bottle with tea to be taken to the gang

    SLATE INFORMATION: Foster's sister was sent for and she carried the baby into safety.

    William Foster's sister carrying baby away from cave and into car.

    SLATE INFORMATION: Shots were heard from inside the cave and developments were awaited, but Mrs. Foster had been murdered and the bandits committed suicide.

    Men outside cave.

    SLATE INFORMATION: Funeral of Gen. de la Rey.

    SLATE INFORMATION: Whilst the police were watching for the bandits, who were known to be in a motor car, General de la Rey, a famous boer officer, was killed. His chauffeur failed to stop when called upon by the police and the resulting shots killed him. The funeral was made the occasion of a great sympathetic demonstration by Briton and Boer.

    Crowd gathered for the funeral of General Koos de la Rey

    SLATE INFORMATION: Memorial Service conducted from the motor car in which General de la Rey was shot. The cortege leaving the Church at Pretoria.

    Coffin being carried by servicemen.
    Men on horseback.

    SLATE INFORMATION: Across the Drift.

    Funeral procession along

    SLATE INFORMATION: The last sad scene.

    Crowds along for funeral
    Gun salute fired over grave of General de la Rey
    Background: Police officers besieging the Foster gang and the funeral of General Koos de La Rey (Jacobus Herculaas de la Rey), who was a Boer general during the Second Boer War.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADLLJIQ00FIBETYHF7L0FJ1QH4
    Media URN:
    VLVADLLJIQ00FIBETYHF7L0FJ1QH4
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont Graphic Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1914
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:40:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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