Funeral rites of Dag Hammarskjold, former Secretary General of United Nations in Uppsala, Sweden.
Uppsala Sweden Date:1961, October 2 Duration:1 min 2 sec Sound:Yes
Uppsala Cathedral during funeral rites of Dag Hammarskjold, former Secretary General of United Nations in Uppsala, Sweden. Garlands on Hammarskjold's casket. King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden honors Hammarskjold. Other dignitaries present at the ceremony. Among them is 15-year old Crown Prince, Carl Gustaf, Duke of Jämtland, who later became King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden. Priest performs last rites. United States Vice President Lyndon B Johnson and Ambassador to United Nations, Adlai Stevenson pay homage to Hammarskjold. Flower-covered casket is carried on streets of Uppsala atop a horse-drawn wagon. Large crowd walk behind the casket. People honor Hammarskjold by salute. United Nations and National flag are lowered in salute during the burial.
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