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    Funeral of the three murdered policemen in London.

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    GV. Crowds assembling around St. Stephens church. LV. Mass of policemen forming up outside church. SV. Motorcycle police escort in 'V' formation heading the funeral procession to murdered policemen. GV. Funeral procession nearing St. Stephens church. SV. Pan, procession moving towards church. LV. The procession approaching church. SV. Pan, as one of the cars containing coffin past camera. SV. Silent crowd watching. SV. Pall bearers carrying in first coffin into church - coffin of Detective Sergeant Christopher Head. SV. Pall bearers carrying in second coffin - that of P.C. Geoffrey Fox, & LV. CU. Woman in crowd, crying. SV. Pan, pall bearers carrying in third coffin - that of Detective Constable David Wombwell. CU. Woman in crowd. GV. Policemen and officers entering the church, & SV. CU. Policeman's hand holding helmet. Pan up to young policeman.

    AS. Flag flying at half mast from Scotland Yard. SV. Police sign on lamp post. GV. Service in progress in Scotland Yard conducted by Canon G. R. Dunstan of Westminster Abbey. GV. Congregation with police constables and officers. SV. Police constables. CU. Police constables, & LV. SV. Policewoman, pan to policeman. SV. Two police constables. CU. Two police officers. GV. The lone piper, former P.C. Ben Mills, playing "The Skye Boat Song" as he walks slowly between the congregation. SV. Women with heads bowed. SV. The lone piper walking slowly forward. SCU. Pan, piper walks forward.

    GV. The cortege headed by motorcycle in "V" formation escort arriving at Chiswick cemetery and crematorium, & SV. CU. Motorcycle police officer saluting. SV. Cortege arriving at the crematorium where Detective Constable David Wombwell will be cremated. SV. Police officers saluting.

    SV. Pall bearers carrying coffin into crematorium. CU. Flowers in the wording of "Dave". Pan to another large wreath for David Wombwell. SV. Police constables and officers lowering the coffin into the grave of P. C. Geoffrey Fox.

    At the start of this scene Mrs Roberts, mother of Harry Roberts, starts to speak - natural sound. Harry Roberts is prime suspect. Mother calls Harry to surrender to police. SV. Relatives crying alongside the grave. GV. Mourners around graveside. SV. Relatives paying their last respects at the graveside. SV. Relatives filing past, crying. LV. Police constable standing at the foot of the grave giving his last salute. LV. Relatives and friends looking at mass of wreaths and flowers. SV. Pan, wreaths and flowers. Mrs Roberts finishes speech. CU. Wreath from international police association. CU. Wreath from parents in loving memory. CU. Wreath from special patrol group. CU. Wreath from senior officers and all ranks on "E" division. CU. Flowers "With deepest sympathy, Mrs Margaret Roberts, Jnr." SV. Relatives and friends looking at mass of flowers and wreaths, pan down to same.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:01:00 / 01:40:19:00

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