STK-ID 8391

Lengthy sequence comprised of several shots from different angles of John Diefenbaker's casket being removed from the Parliament Buildings by Royal Canadian Mounted Police pallbearers and placed in a hearse. Various shots of the cortège, led by mounted RCMP officers making its way from Parliament Hill to Christ Church Cathedral. The RCMP pallbearers march on each side of the hearse. A bearer walks behind the hearse carrying one of Diefenbaker's decorations. Mourners led by Prime Minister Joe Clark also follow the hearse. Citizens line the streets along which the cortège passes. A military band with muffled drums marches and plays (422 ft).

DETAILS

Excerpt from
"Dief"
Location
Ottawa
Year
1979
Collection
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 16 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
16mm eastman color neg
Aspect ratio
4/3