Funeral services for U.S. General George Patton at an American military cemetery in Hamm, Luxembourg
Luxembourg Date:1946 Duration:2 min 44 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Funeral of U.S. General George Patton in December 1945 in Hamm, Luxembourg after World War II. Exterior of military hospital at Heidelberg. Sign reads 'Villa Rehner'. U.S. soldiers carry Patton's casket out of villa and put it into an ambulance as soldiers stand at attention. Ambulance moves along a road followed by soldiers on foot. Exterior of Christ Church. Casket being carried into church. Civilian man and woman enter the church. Minister leading procession from church, followed by casket, casket being put into the ambulance again for transport to Luxembourg. Funeral procession moves along streets of Luxembourg. Parading tanks and half tracks in the funeral procession. Half truck bearing body of Patton passes. Crowd lined up on sidewalks. Body being borne into American military cemetery in Hamm Luxembourg (later established as Luxembourg American Cemetery). Body being carried through lines of soldiers at attention. Spectators at attention on sidelines. Soldiers fire volley over the grave. Soldier blow taps.
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