Description:A battalion of the Gordon Highlanders, of which White was Colonel-in-Chief, leads the procession through the streets, with the coffin on a gun-carriage. Lord Roberts, on horseback, leads the mourners.The men of the expedition are on board the SS Highland Scot. The cameraman rows out to meet the ship as it approaches the port. On the deck members of the expedition pose for the camera, first Lieutenant Prestrud, then Lieutenant Gjertssen, then Mr S Hassel, all in civilian clothes. A general shot of members of the expedition (Amundsen is not specifically identified).The municipal road sweepers pass through the streets of New York, in a parade which includes their water wagons.The airship is shown in flight over the city. The caption says that it exploded and was destroyed shortly after its arrival.
I. Newsreel item on the funeral of Sir George White in Chelsea, late June 1912.II. Newsreel item on Amundsen's Antarctic Expedition about to arrive at the port of London, June 1912.III. Newsreel item on a road sweepers' parade in New York, June 1912.IV. Newsreel item on the German Zeppelin LZ10 "Schwaben" in flight over Düsseldorf, June 1912.
Keywords:EFG1914 / World War I / White, George / Roberts, Frederick Sleigh / Prestrud (Lieutenant) / Gjertsen (Lieutenant) / Hassel, S / Amundsen, Roald Engelbregt Gravning / British Army, Gordon Highlanders / Highland Scot / Nelson Line / Imperial German Army, Air Service / ceremonies, British - event-related: funeral (Sir George White) / ships, British civilian - passenger: Highland Scot / ceremonies, United States - display / aircraft, German - airship: Zeppelin LZ10 (Schwaben) / GB, England & London, SW / New York, New York, United States of America / Germany & Dusseldorf, North Rhine Westphalia