• Short Summary

    GENERAL EISENHOWER, THE FORMER AMERICAN PRESIDENT, HAS DEDICATED THE FAMOUS GETTYSBURG CEMETERY WHERE 3,600 SOLDIERS OF THE WAR OF INDEPENDENCE WERE REINTERRED A HUNDRED YEARS AGO.

  • Description

    1.
    MLV GENERAL AND MRS EISENHOWER ARRIVE.
    0.09

    2.
    LV MILITARY BAND (2 SHOTS).
    0.19

    3.
    MLS GEN. AND MRS. EISENHOWER SHOWN TO SEATS.
    0.34

    4.
    LV CROWD.
    0.37

    5.
    LV TRUMPETERS, EISENHOWER ON PLATFORM PAN CROWD SOF STARTS.
    0.46

    6.
    LV CROWD.
    0.51

    7.
    MV PEOPLE IN THE CROWD (4 SHOTS).
    1.02

    8.
    LV GETTYSBURG CEMETERY.
    1.09

    9.
    LV STATUE.
    1.12

    10.
    CU DITTO.
    1.15

    11.
    MV CANNON.
    1.19

    12.
    LV MEMORIAL.
    1.23

    13.
    MV WALL.
    1.26

    14.
    LV GRAVESTONES. (2)
    1.33

    15.
    CU'S... GRAVESTONES (4) SOF ENDS.
    1.43

    16.
    MV BAND MARCH PAST CAMERA.
    1.50

    17.
    MV CHILDREN ON WALL WAVES FLAG.
    1.55

    18.
    LV SOLDIERS MARCH PAST CAMERA.
    2.16


    TRANSCRIPT: LINCOLN: "ON THIS DAY A COMMEMORATION, LINCOLN STILL ASKS OF US, AS CLEARLY AS HE DID OF THOSE WHO HEARD HIS WORDS A CENTURY AGO, TO GIVE THAT INCREASED DEVOTION TO THE CAUSE FOR WHICH THE SOLDIERS IN ALL OUR WARS HAVE GIVEN THE LAST FULL MEASURE OF DEVOTION. OUR ANSWER, THE ONLY WORTHY ONE WE CAN RENDER TO THE MEMORY OF THE EMANCIPATOR, IS TO PLEDGE, ONCE AGAIN, THAT WE SHALL EVER DEFEND, PROTECT AND PASS ON, UNBLEMISHED, TO COMING GENERATIONS THE HERITAGE, THE TRUST, THAT ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND ALL THE GHOSTLY LEGIONS OF PATRIOTS OF THE PAST HAVE BEQUEATHED TO US - A NATION FREE, WITH LIBERTY, DIGNITY, JUSTICE FOR ALL."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: GENERAL EISENHOWER, THE FORMER AMERICAN PRESIDENT, HAS DEDICATED THE FAMOUS GETTYSBURG CEMETERY WHERE 3,600 SOLDIERS OF THE WAR OF INDEPENDENCE WERE REINTERRED A HUNDRED YEARS AGO.

    THE CEREMONY, YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) WAS STAGED ON THE CENTENARY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S ADDRESS AT THE SAME SPOT, AMID THE CEMETERY OF THE BATTLEFIELD OF THE OLD CIVIL WAR TOWN.

    FOR AMERICANS, LINCOLN'S WORDS BECAME CELEBRATED AS A FUNERAL ORATION AND A CHALLENGE- THAT THE "DEAD SHALL NOT HAVE DIED IN VAIN, THAT THE NATION UNDER GOD, SHALL HAVE A NEW BIRTH OF FREEDOM - AND THAT GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, AND FOR THE PEOPLE, SHALL NOT PERISH FROM THE EARTH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAIOE3F4P0KL86BL3LHLFPA83Z
    Media URN:
    VLVAIOE3F4P0KL86BL3LHLFPA83Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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