Funeral for German General Günther Korten, victim of plot to kill Hitler, during World War II
Germany Date:1944 Duration:1 min 39 sec Sound:Yes
Military funeral at the Tannenberg Memorial, in World War 2, for German General Günther Korten, Chief of the General Staff of the Luftwaffe, who died from injuries suffered in the assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler in July 1944. the Tannenberg Memorial. German troops form an honor guard. The casket is flanked by 6 pallbearers, and covered in the German War ensign flag. Two of the pallbearers hold displays of Korten's numerous miiitary decorations. Large German crosses decorate the structures of the memorial, but no swastikas. Hermann Goering walks to pay condolences to Korten's widow and family members. The plaintive war song melody of, "Ich hatt' einen Kameraden," is heard throughout the film. Marshal Goering delivers a eulogy from a podium. The top military leadership is represented, including Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel, Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz, and others. Closeup of the widow and gentleman relative. Goering, representing Adolf Hitler, salutes with his Marshal's baton and places a large wreath at the foot of the coffin. A sword, scabbard and helmet, are place atop the coffin. All present, stand and salute. Pallbearers carry the coffin at shoulder height following the wreath carried ahead. The coffin is placed in a crypt,
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