• Short Summary

    The Ashes of Pandit Nehru are carried across India to be placed in River Ganges.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Allahabad. Nehru's Last Journey".

    LV Crowds at New Delhi station in front of carriage which is to take the ashes of Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Pandit Nehru to Allahabad. SV Pan Nehru's two grandsons carrying the urn through the crowds. SV Sailor on guard inside the carriage. CU Of the urn containing the ashes inside the carriage surrounded by flowers. SV From moving train as it moves out of New Delhi station past massed crowds. AS Crowds on roof of building. SV Group of Indians watching from a station notice board. GV Mass crowds of Indians on the platform of Aligarh station. SV Nehru's grandson looking from the window of the special coach. SV crowd of excited Indians on platform trying to glimpse the urn in the coach. SV ditto. Indians push each other. GV Of the train with the White coach in the centre at another railway station with hundreds of Indians massed on the platform. SV ditto with Police trying to push crowd away with batons from the carriage. SV Nehru's grandson leaning out of carriage window with crowds on platform trying to reach his hand for hand shakes to offer their condolence. Slip Pan. GV The urn containing the ashes on a flower bedecked wagon driving slowly through the streets of Allahabad. SV Pan ditto. On the wagon round the urn sits various VIP's including Mrs Indira Gandhi, her two sons (Rajiv and Sanjay), and the new PM Lal Bahadur Shastri and Mrs Pandit. SV Indians watching. LV The wagon carrying the urn driving slowly through street. SV ditto. Pan up to the urn. CU Two Indian women watching. AS Pan as the wagon drives past with Mr Shastri. GV Annand Bhawan (House of Pleasure) Nehru's ancestral home in Allahabad. LV The wagon with urn standing under the portico. SV Pan Indira and her two sons carrying the urn. CU two Grandsons carrying the urn. SV Urn about to be placed on the special platform. SV Group of Indian women watching. SV VIP paying his last homage. CU Girl crying. SV woman placing flowers and wreath. GV crowds into Ganges at Sangam to pay their last homage and watch the ashes being scattered into the river. SV The amphibious "DUKW" into the river. SV Mass of Indians in the water. LV Of the urn on the DUKW as it moves along the river. SV Rose petals on the water.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:48:00 / 01:43:06:00

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