State Funeral of Philip Kerr, Lord Lothian, British Ambassador to the United States, in Washington DC.
Washington DC USA Date:1940, December Duration:1 min 14 sec Sound:NO SOUND
The funeral of Philip Kerr, the 11th Marquess of Lothian, and British Ambassador to the United States, from 1939 until his death in 1940. Spectators stand on the sidewalk across from the British Embassy in Washington, DC. British flag flying over the Embassy. Leaving the front gates of the Embassy is a coffin draped with the British flag resting on a caisson, drawn by a team of matched white horses. High-ranking British military officers walk behind followed by civilian mourners. A squad of cavalry on horseback escort the funeral procession. View of the Washington National Cathedral, still under construction, with derrick and scaffolding visible. A crucifer heads about 30 clergy in white robes, leading the funeral cortege up the front steps of the Washington National Cathedral. Military pallbearers in uniform carry the coffin up the steps. U.S. first lady, Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt arrives and steps from a black limousine. Brief view inside the Cathedral sanctuary. Pallbearers carry the coffin down the steps. Official mourners follow. A large group of mourners stand on upper steps of Cathedral as the immediate funeral party departs.
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