STK-ID 23889

LAS of flag at half mast in front of US Embassy. Longer shot of embassy. ELS of Canadian flag at half mast at top of Peace Tower, TILT DOWN to ground, snow. LS of home of US Ambassador to Canada, people arriving, leaving. Shots of coffin being taken out of house, hearse driving up. Shots of funeral cortege leaving the Laurence Steinhardt residence. Cut to Canadian Army guard lining cortege route. HAS of arrival of cortege at Union Station, crowd on hand, Canadian Army guard. Shot of coffins draped in Stars and Stripes flags taken into station as cabinet ministers stand by. Dark interior shot of station lit up by flash bulbs. Several shots of funeral procession arriving with bodies of the three US airmen killed in the crash, of Royal Canadian Air Force band, of the three coffins being placed in square outside station, firing party fires a salute. Two shots of general Bertrandais and air vice marshall Plant, acting chief of air staff for Royal Canadian Air Force. Shots of steam train leaving Ottawa station. (30/03/1950)


Excerpt from
Steinhardt Funeral
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080