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  • Short Summary

    Thousands of people file past Lenin's coffin in a freezing Moscow winter - 1924.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown.

    Title reads: "Moscow, Russia. - Pathe News presents first and exclusive pictures of Lenin's Funeral."
    Introductory title reads: "Hundreds of thousands, defying terrific cold, form continuous procession to Red Square to pay final homage to Nicolai Lenin, founder and leader of the Soviet Republic."

    Procession of people in cold weather clothes, some carrying banners walk across Red Square. Snow covers the ground and every one is well wrapped up as they come to say their farewells to Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. Shots of snow blowing in front of St. Basil's Cathedral. People stand around brazier to warm themselves.

    Intertitle reads: "Beneath the Kremlin wall where Lenin will be laid to rest - note coffin under statue of a work man, with huge 20-foot mound of wreaths at its left."

    More shots of people walking past the coffin t the base of the Kremlin. Closer shots of people with their banners.

    Intertitle reads: "The Red Soldiers make a brave effort to maintain martial rigidity but are overcome by the merciless cold."

    People walk by with banners.

    Intertitle repeats.

    Soldiers standing in line. Some move and stamp their feet to avoid the chill. Thousands of people file past. People gaze at the coffin of Lenin as they walk past.

    N.B. The film is a bit grainy but not bad for a freezing Russian winter in 1924.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:49:00 / 01:23:41:00
    UN 68 B

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