• Short Summary

    Dag Hammarskjold, Secretary General of the United Nations, dies in air crash.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "World Mourns Hammarskjold". Sec. Gen. of UN dies in air crash in 17/09/1961.

    LV as Dag Hammarskjold, Secretary General of the United Nations, walks down the steps from his aircraft and is greeted by VIPs. SV Pan as Dag walks past camera. CU Dag.

    GV Crowds milling around in Elizabethville. LV Pan crowds of coloured people going past camera waving and shouting. GV Ditto. LV as UN Troops in a jeep drive across a road. LV Pan as more UN troops in a back of a van drive past camera. LV Pan crowd running across a street. LV Troops seated in the back of a jeep. LV Troops laying on a grass verge in Elizabethville. SV Pan troops kneeling holding their guns ready. LV Troops standing in a road.

    GV Elevated mountainous area in Katanga (later the Congo). Air to ground shot ditto.

    GV Pan the UN Building, New York, United States of America (USA). LV Pan Dag Hammerskjold arriving he is wearing dark glasses. GV Interior as Harold Macmillan starts to speak and goes on as applause starts. LV Mr Nikita Khrushchev, Mr Andrei Gromyko and their assistants thumping the table while everybody else is clapping. GV The assembly. CU Mr Hammarskjold speaking he starts to speak and goes on to.


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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:02:00 / 01:37:54:00

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