- Title: CF1839
Gandhi Dead 1948: India's greatest crowd joins the funeral cortege of Mohandas K. Gandhi. The vast, grief stricken crowd surges forward for a last glimpse of their leader as members of Gandhi's family light the pyre. General view of vast crowds of mourners surging forward through the street almost completely engulfing the funeral cortege of Mohandas Gandhi in their midst. Rear view of body of Gandhi being drawn through the street on a wheeled platform, crowds walking along with it, completely surrounding it, other mourners standing watching as the mobbed procession moves away from the camera. LHS. Closer view of Gandhi's bier scattered with flowers, crowds surrounding it. MLHS Indian sailors coming to and past camera around corner pulling the wheeled platform holding Gandhi's body behind them through the mobbed street. MHS Funeral cortege and crowds moving slowly to camera. Police on horses beat people with truncheons. Gandhi's funeral pyre set alight, pyre burning.
- Keywords:NEWSREEL, INDIA, INDIAN INDEPENDENCE, FUNERAL, MOURNING
- Master Title:CF1839