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Funeral procession and cremation of Mahatma Gandhi, Delhi, January 31, 1948.
VS of Gandhi's funeral pyre burning. Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Pandit Nehru can be seen urging the crowds to move back. Crowds are moving closer to the pyre - various family members and leaders try to hold the crowds back.
CU of Mohandus Gandhi's body surrounded by mourners.
VS at Birla House where Gandhi's body is on show. Crowds come by to pay respects. VS of funeral procession through crowds lined streets. Shots of Viceroy of India Lord Louis Mountbatten, his wife Edwina Mountbatten and their daughter Patricia. Various Indian leaders are also there. More shots of procession. Massive surround pyre. Mountbatten has to force his way through. Shots of the burning pyre.

Producer: British Pathé.

Length: 00:01:44

Copyright: British Pathé / GandhiServe
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