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Cremation of 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 Gandhi's body surrounded by mourners. VS of women wailing and crying during mourning. Crowds are gathered around Birla House.
VS of the funeral procession. 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 funeral procession. Massive crowds line the route. Closer shots of Gandhi's body and mourners. Dark shots of pyre being lit. Troops on horseback try to force back crowds. VS of pyre burning.

Producer: British Pathé.

Length: 00:03:06

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