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    A story showing the funeral of Captain 'Jacky' Fisher, First Sea Lord during the First World War.

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    Intertitle: "Empire mourns 'Jacky' Fisher - the greatest Sea Captain since Nelson".

    Captain Fisher's Union Jack draped coffin is pulled from Westminster Hospital on a cart by sailors in naval uniforms. An admiral's hat lays on the coffin, a sailor holding a velvet cushion with the Captain's medals on and two sailors carrying a large wreath follow the cart, along with various naval representatives and sailors. L/S of the funeral cortege entering Westminster Abbey.

    John (Jack ) Arbuthnot Fisher, Admiral of the Fleet and First Sea Lord 1904 - 1905, 1914 - 1915. He died on the 10/07/1920.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:22:00 / 01:35:04:00
    G 685

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  1. Unknown user says

    Please could we re-catalogue it as ADMIRAL Fisher's Funeral, 1920. He was ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET LORD FISHER - not Captain Fisher: his coffin was borne on a GUN CARRIAGE, not a cart: his hat LIES on the coffin, not 'lays' (a matter of bad grammar): the person carrying ADMIRAL FISHER'S medals is a NAVAL OFFICER not a sailor (but yes, they are sailors carrying the wreaths): and he was First Sea Lord 1904-1910 and 1914-15.

    Sorry to nit-pick, but if archives are to be catalogued, then they should be correctly catalogued.

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