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SOUTH AFRICA'S SUPERB MEMORIAL (& CUTS)
Full title reads: "Unveiling of South African National Memorial, Delville Wood." <br/> <br/>Delville Wood, Longueval, Somme, France. <br/> <br/>Intertitle: "To the immortal Dead from South Africa ... who at the call of duty made the great sacrifice on the battlefields of Africa, Asia and Europe, and on the Sea. Their ideal is our legacy. Their sacrifice our inspiration." <br/> <br/>Intertitle: "First to arrive at Delville Wood on Sunday morning was H.R.H. Prince Arthur of Connaught. He was received by Brigadier General W.E.C. Tanner, C.B., C.M.C., D.S.O., and conducted by Guard of Honour, which he inspected". <br/> <br/>Various shots of Prince Arthur (in uniform), Tanner and other officers inspecting troop of soldiers. <br/> <br/>Intertitle: "Prince Arthur talking to Pipe Major McClelland, V.C." <br/> <br/>M/S of Prince talking to officer in kilt. <br/> <br/>Intertitle: "The Procession led by the Right Rev. Dr. Furse, Bishop of St. Albans, and the Rev. Dr. Van de Merwe, Moderator of the Dutch Reformed Church, forming up at the Stone of Remembrance". <br/> <br/>L/S of procession led by Bishops walking through World War One cemetery. Raining hard - many mourners carry umbrellas. <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "The silent salute at the Cross of Sacrifice". <br/> <br/>M/S of mourner's procession passing memorial in cemetery, officers bring up rear. <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "The Procession entering the Wood proceeded by the Guard of Honour and followed by the Pipe Band and Buglers". <br/> <br/>Various shots of crowds, including pipe band, veterans, soldiers and civilians moving across field towards arch entrance to cemetery. Rain comes down heavily. <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "The Procession passing through the Central Archway on its way to the Cross of Consecration". <br/> <br/>L/S of bishops leading procession through arch entrance, people watch from rows of chairs at sides. <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "At the Cross of Consecration - 'Ik ben de opstanding en het leven; die in Mij gelooft, za leven, al ware hij ook gestorven'. (in Afrikaans?) <br/> <br/>Various L/Ss of procession moving towards large stone crucifix, pausing in silence before moving away from it. <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "Upon the return of the Procession from the Cross of Consecration the Military Representatives of all the Fighting Forces of South Africa lined up to right and left of the platform". <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "Upon the platform itself were (from left to right) Prince Arthur of Connaught, General Barbier (representing the French Republic and deputising for Marshal Joffres)". <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, the Marquess of Crewe (British Ambassador in Paris) and General J.B.M. Hertzog (Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa)". <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "Second row - Field-Marshal Earl Haig, Mrs. Louis Botha, Mr. Amert (Secretary of State for the Dominions), Lady Lukin and M. Emery (the Prefect of the Department of the Somme)". <br/> <br/>Panning L/S of a man giving speech from steps in front of arch. Two rows of dignitaries sit behind him. More people sit on rows of chairs to either side, including bishops and officers. Behind them lots more people listen standing. <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "Over 1,200 people assembled to pay Honour to South Africa's Glorious Dead". <br/> <br/>Panning shot of crowd. <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "Address by Sir Percy Fitz-Patrick. A message from the Prince of Wales". <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "'If I cannot be present in person with my many friends from South Africa, met together to honour the memory of the sons of the Union who gave their lives in the Great War, my thoughts will be with you on this solemn occasion which recalls to us all the spirit of the Delville Days, and an enduring example of comradeship in a commons cause'. Edward P. (aka Prince Edward, Prince of Wales)" <br/> <br/>M/S of Sir Percy reading this message from a podium, dignitaries sitting behind him. <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "The concluding remarks of Sir Percy FitzPatrick - 'Here as my brothers side by side they stood, and here they dies - Yea and made their burial place altar of a Nation'." <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "Ten years have elapsed since the sons of South Africa made history upon this historic soil, The healing hand of time has covered many searing scars, but the broken stumps of once majestic trees still stand as grim reminders of the terrible havoc wrought by shot and shell". <br/> <br/>C/U of Sir Percy speaking. L/S of crowd gathered around arch. <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "General Hertzog, in accepting the Memorial on behalf of the Government of the Union, said: 'I gladly accept from you this Memorial in sacred trust for the people of South Africa and with your permission I shall now request Mrs. Botha whose presence here today ...' " <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "... cannot but gladden the hearts of disconsolate mothers to perform the proud task of unveiling this Memorial in honour of South Africa's Fallen Sons." <br/> <br/>C/U of General Hertzog speaking. M/S of General J. M. B. Hertzog turning to address dignitaries sitting behind the speaker's podium. <br/> <br/>Story resumes at 01:41:39 after section of spacing. <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "The Unveiling by Mrs. Botha, amid a solemn hush". <br/> <br/>M/S of dignitaries gathered around Mrs. B. as she pulls a rope. L/S of rope pulling open two large Union Jacks, that drape over arch. Low angle shot flags, tilt down to dignitaries, the officers salute. Various shots of dignitaries and mourners standing in silence, some saluting. L/S of horse statue on top of arch. L/S of the two bishops, one is reading aloud. <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "The Clergy pronounce the words of Dedication." <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "To the Glory of God we dedicate this Memorial to the men of South Africa who gave their lives for us". <br/> <br/>C/U of bishop reading aloud from bible. <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "Military representatives from South Africa - Mrs. Vintcent and the Blinded Soldier are on the extreme left". <br/> <br/>Panning shot of row of South African army officers. Mrs V. and blind ex-servicemen in civvies are at end of row. M/S of bishops. M/S dignitaries on steps in front of arch. C/U of bishop holding crook, giving speech to crowd. M/S horse statue. More shots dignitaries. <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "To the great regret of the French people as well as our own, the inclemency of the weather and ill-health prevented Marshal Joffre at the last moment from attending. His message was read by his Staff Officer ... ". (end obscured by timecode) <br/> <br/>M/S of French Staff Officer speaking from podium. L/S of aeroplane swooping over arch and crowds, in foreground are stumps of trees - reminders of battlefield. <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "Address by Field-Marshal Earl Haig". <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "In paying my tribute of respect to the valour of South Africa's sons, and to the memory of her Glorious Dead, I know that while this Memorial stands witness to the sacrifice she made in the common cause". <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "... the call which was answered so gallantly by those who lie at rest in honour before us, will never sound in vain in the wars of the people of South Africa". <br/> <br/>M/S of Field-Marshal Earl Haig giving a speech from podium on steps in front of arch. <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "The Laying of Wreaths by Lady Lukin, Mrs. Botha, the Blinded Soldier accompanied by Mrs. Vintcent, Mrs. Stanford (representing the South African Military Nursing Service) and the Military representatives of all the Fighting Forces of South Africa". <br/> <br/>L/S of representative mentioned above laying wreaths on steps and walls around arch. <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "To the mournful strains of the Lament played by the pipe band of the Seaforth Highlanders, the Laying of Wreaths took place". <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "Following the Representatives of the various War Fronts came the Delegates of the Cities, Towns and Organisations of South Africa and Great Britain". <br/> <br/>Various shots of above representative laying wreaths. Some wreaths are attached to ropes and hoisted side of arch. Low angled C/U of wreath dangling on side of arch. <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "The British Legion of Paris, headed by their flags, placing their tribute to their Comrades from South Africa". <br/> <br/>Various shots of British Legion representatives, walking of flags of France, U.K. and South Africa, laying wreaths by walls surrounding arch. More general crowd shots. <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "At a point half a kilometre from the town of Albert on the road to Amiens, the United Forces of Great Britain and France finally stayed the advance of the enemy in 1918." <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "At this point a Triumphal Arch was erected. Earl Haig was received by the Chairman - Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, the Mayor of Albert, the Military Representatives and Guard of Honour from South Africa". <br/> <br/>M/S of Haig and dignitaries walking through smaller arch with large banner reading - 'Albert'. They all face the camera and salute. Haig stops to shake hands with some of row of soldiers. <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "Earl Haig's Address - the closing words". <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "So shall this Arch bridge the gulf of the years between and knit all the wide Dominions of the Empire into a brotherhood of noble purpose and endeavour". <br/> <br/>M/S of Haig reading speech to crowd of veterans and dignitaries. Various panning L/Ss of small crowd gathered around Albert arch. <br/> <br/>Intertitle reads: "A small son of South Africa in France, whose father dies for South Africa - 'Scatty' Mitchell, Jnr." <br/> <br/>C/U of little boy in kilt and tam-o'-shanter, wearing father's medals, standing beside a memorial stone. <br/> <br/>Cuts / out takes start at -1:52:24. C/U of one of dignitaries at Delville Wood memorial - a French Officer with large white beard. M/S of soldier buglist (British?) playing the last post. M/S of Field Marshal Earl Haig buttoning up his coat and talking to another officer. Otherwise shots are same or similar to those in edited part of item.
ISRAEL: AKKO: BURIAL OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE SOLDIERS
TAPE_NUMBER: EF99/1229 IN_TIME: 13:07:22 // 20:55:31 LENGTH: 01:58 SOURCES: IBA RESTRICTIONS: No Access Israel/Internet FEED: VARIOUS (THE ABOVE TIME-CODE IS TIME-OF-DAY) SCRIPT: English/Nat Four soldiers from the army of Napoleon Bonaparte have been buried in Israel - two centuries after they died in a French bid to control the Middle East. The men were killed during a two month siege of the port city of Acre - then part of the Turkish Ottoman Empire. The ceremony was attended by French soldiers and diplomats, who laid wreaths as a mark of respect. It was a poignant salute to old comrades who had fought for Napoleon and fallen two centuries ago. The skeletons of the four were laid to rest just outside the walled Old City of Acre in northern Israel, where Napoleon's army spent two months trying to take the city from the Turks. Gold buttons found on the skeletons confirmed the date of their death in 1799. The buttons, engraved with the symbol of Napoleon's army, were the only part of their military uniforms intact. The fact that the head of one soldier was missing suggested that he had been taken prisoner by the Turks. The defenders cut off the heads of French soldiers during the siege and displayed them on the walls of the city. The bodies had been discovered in 1991 - but had spent the last eight years at the centre of a diplomatic wrangle between France and Israel over who should rebury the bodies. But that was forgotten in Tuesday's ceremony. SOUNBITE: (English) "A feeling of remembrance... because these people were Frenchmen, they had come such a long way, leaving friends for years. We do not know what kind of state of mind they were in, but certainly they felt a little lost so far from their shores and we will pay homage to them and their courage." SUPER CAPTION: Jean-Noel de Bouillane de Lacoste, French Ambassador The soldiers remains were buried alongside that of their old commander, General Louis Caffarelli, who was killed in the battle. SHOTLIST: XFA Akko (Acre), Northern Israel - November 2, 1999 1. Cemetery for French soldiers 2. Various French Foreign Legion veterans, French flag 3. Burial of casket 4. Laying of wreath on top of casket 5. SOUNDBITE (English) Jean-Noel de Bouillane de Lacoste, French Ambassador 6. Various French veterans with French flags paying homage unusual ?
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(V) Lithuania Graves - VOICER Soldiers from Napoleon's army are re-buried in military ceremony
TAPE: EF03/0501 IN_TIME: 22:16:18 DURATION: 1:29 SOURCES: APTN RESTRICTIONS: DATELINE: Vilnius - June 1, 2003 VOICED BY VERA FRANKL SHOTLIST 0000 Soldiers marching and soldiers with wreath 0007 Mid shot wreath being laid 0016 Mid shot soldiers wearing traditional Napoleonic uniform 0021 Honour guard giving gun salute 0029 Priest blessing the dead 0032 French flag and audience 0035 Various soldiers in traditional uniform 0059 SOUNDBITE (English) Linas Linkevicius, Lithuanian Defence Minister "In 2001 we found the remains of about 3,000 soldiers of Napoleon's army, and since it's really a tradition of every civilised nation to pay respect and to bury the remains, it was done today." 0114 Wreath being laid at memorial 0125 SOUND ENDS 0129 VISION ENDS STORYLINE Two centuries after they died, about three-thousand French soldiers from Napoleon's army have finally been given a proper burial with full military honours. The men were part of Napoleon's Grand Army which marched into Lithuania bound for Moscow. It was one of the largest forces ever assembled, but only six months later only 40-thousand men remained. They retreated to Vilnius where many of them died in bitter winter weather. VOICE-OVER 0000 UPSOUND 0004 The remains of the French soldiers, who froze or starved to death during Napoleon's invasion of Russia two-hundred years ago, are buried in a hilltop cemetery in Lithuania's capital, Vilnius. 0016 At the solemn ceremony, soldiers wore traditional Napoleonic uniforms to honour the dead. 0021 Guns from the honour guard echoed through the trees. 0025 UPSOUND Gunfire 0029 A priest then blessed the dead. 0033 The bodies of the soldiers were discovered in Lithuania two years ago. 0038 Authorities initially believed they were the remains of dissidents executed by secret police during Soviet rule. 0044 But coins with Napoleon's image were discovered at the site and experts soon identified the bodies as soldiers from the French emperor's army. 0053 Lithuania's Defence Minister attended the ceremony. 0058 SOUNDBITE (English) Linas Linkevicius, Lithuanian Defence Minister "In 2001 we found the remains of about 3,000 soldiers of Napoleon's army, and since it's really a tradition of every civilised nation to pay respect and to bury the remains, it was done today." 0115 UPSOUND 0117 The fallen soldiers will now rest alongside leading Lithuanian politicians and independence heroes in the forests of Atakalnis cemetery. 0125 SOUND ENDS 0129 VISION ENDS
(V) Lithuania Graves - VOICER Soldiers from Napoleon's army are re-buried in military ceremony
TAPE: EF03/0501 IN_TIME: 22:16:18 DURATION: 1:29 SOURCES: APTN RESTRICTIONS: DATELINE: Vilnius - June 1, 2003 VOICED BY VERA FRANKL SHOTLIST 0000 Soldiers marching and soldiers with wreath 0007 Mid shot wreath being laid 0016 Mid shot soldiers wearing traditional Napoleonic uniform 0021 Honour guard giving gun salute 0029 Priest blessing the dead 0032 French flag and audience 0035 Various soldiers in traditional uniform 0059 SOUNDBITE (English) Linas Linkevicius, Lithuanian Defence Minister "In 2001 we found the remains of about 3,000 soldiers of Napoleon's army, and since it's really a tradition of every civilised nation to pay respect and to bury the remains, it was done today." 0114 Wreath being laid at memorial 0125 SOUND ENDS 0129 VISION ENDS STORYLINE Two centuries after they died, about three-thousand French soldiers from Napoleon's army have finally been given a proper burial with full military honours. The men were part of Napoleon's Grand Army which marched into Lithuania bound for Moscow. It was one of the largest forces ever assembled, but only six months later only 40-thousand men remained. They retreated to Vilnius where many of them died in bitter winter weather. VOICE-OVER 0000 UPSOUND 0004 The remains of the French soldiers, who froze or starved to death during Napoleon's invasion of Russia two-hundred years ago, are buried in a hilltop cemetery in Lithuania's capital, Vilnius. 0016 At the solemn ceremony, soldiers wore traditional Napoleonic uniforms to honour the dead. 0021 Guns from the honour guard echoed through the trees. 0025 UPSOUND Gunfire 0029 A priest then blessed the dead. 0033 The bodies of the soldiers were discovered in Lithuania two years ago. 0038 Authorities initially believed they were the remains of dissidents executed by secret police during Soviet rule. 0044 But coins with Napoleon's image were discovered at the site and experts soon identified the bodies as soldiers from the French emperor's army. 0053 Lithuania's Defence Minister attended the ceremony. 0058 SOUNDBITE (English) Linas Linkevicius, Lithuanian Defence Minister "In 2001 we found the remains of about 3,000 soldiers of Napoleon's army, and since it's really a tradition of every civilised nation to pay respect and to bury the remains, it was done today." 0115 UPSOUND 0117 The fallen soldiers will now rest alongside leading Lithuanian politicians and independence heroes in the forests of Atakalnis cemetery. 0125 SOUND ENDS 0129 VISION ENDS
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(V) Lithuania Graves - VOICER Soldiers from Napoleon's army are re-buried in military ceremony
TAPE: EF03/0501 IN_TIME: 22:16:18 DURATION: 1:29 SOURCES: APTN RESTRICTIONS: DATELINE: Vilnius - June 1, 2003 VOICED BY VERA FRANKL SHOTLIST 0000 Soldiers marching and soldiers with wreath 0007 Mid shot wreath being laid 0016 Mid shot soldiers wearing traditional Napoleonic uniform 0021 Honour guard giving gun salute 0029 Priest blessing the dead 0032 French flag and audience 0035 Various soldiers in traditional uniform 0059 SOUNDBITE (English) Linas Linkevicius, Lithuanian Defence Minister "In 2001 we found the remains of about 3,000 soldiers of Napoleon's army, and since it's really a tradition of every civilised nation to pay respect and to bury the remains, it was done today." 0114 Wreath being laid at memorial 0125 SOUND ENDS 0129 VISION ENDS STORYLINE Two centuries after they died, about three-thousand French soldiers from Napoleon's army have finally been given a proper burial with full military honours. The men were part of Napoleon's Grand Army which marched into Lithuania bound for Moscow. It was one of the largest forces ever assembled, but only six months later only 40-thousand men remained. They retreated to Vilnius where many of them died in bitter winter weather. VOICE-OVER 0000 UPSOUND 0004 The remains of the French soldiers, who froze or starved to death during Napoleon's invasion of Russia two-hundred years ago, are buried in a hilltop cemetery in Lithuania's capital, Vilnius. 0016 At the solemn ceremony, soldiers wore traditional Napoleonic uniforms to honour the dead. 0021 Guns from the honour guard echoed through the trees. 0025 UPSOUND Gunfire 0029 A priest then blessed the dead. 0033 The bodies of the soldiers were discovered in Lithuania two years ago. 0038 Authorities initially believed they were the remains of dissidents executed by secret police during Soviet rule. 0044 But coins with Napoleon's image were discovered at the site and experts soon identified the bodies as soldiers from the French emperor's army. 0053 Lithuania's Defence Minister attended the ceremony. 0058 SOUNDBITE (English) Linas Linkevicius, Lithuanian Defence Minister "In 2001 we found the remains of about 3,000 soldiers of Napoleon's army, and since it's really a tradition of every civilised nation to pay respect and to bury the remains, it was done today." 0115 UPSOUND 0117 The fallen soldiers will now rest alongside leading Lithuanian politicians and independence heroes in the forests of Atakalnis cemetery. 0125 SOUND ENDS 0129 VISION ENDS
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(V) Lithuania Graves - VOICER Soldiers from Napoleon's army are re-buried in military ceremony
TAPE: EF03/0501 IN_TIME: 22:16:18 DURATION: 1:29 SOURCES: APTN RESTRICTIONS: DATELINE: Vilnius - June 1, 2003 VOICED BY VERA FRANKL SHOTLIST 0000 Soldiers marching and soldiers with wreath 0007 Mid shot wreath being laid 0016 Mid shot soldiers wearing traditional Napoleonic uniform 0021 Honour guard giving gun salute 0029 Priest blessing the dead 0032 French flag and audience 0035 Various soldiers in traditional uniform 0059 SOUNDBITE (English) Linas Linkevicius, Lithuanian Defence Minister "In 2001 we found the remains of about 3,000 soldiers of Napoleon's army, and since it's really a tradition of every civilised nation to pay respect and to bury the remains, it was done today." 0114 Wreath being laid at memorial 0125 SOUND ENDS 0129 VISION ENDS STORYLINE Two centuries after they died, about three-thousand French soldiers from Napoleon's army have finally been given a proper burial with full military honours. The men were part of Napoleon's Grand Army which marched into Lithuania bound for Moscow. It was one of the largest forces ever assembled, but only six months later only 40-thousand men remained. They retreated to Vilnius where many of them died in bitter winter weather. VOICE-OVER 0000 UPSOUND 0004 The remains of the French soldiers, who froze or starved to death during Napoleon's invasion of Russia two-hundred years ago, are buried in a hilltop cemetery in Lithuania's capital, Vilnius. 0016 At the solemn ceremony, soldiers wore traditional Napoleonic uniforms to honour the dead. 0021 Guns from the honour guard echoed through the trees. 0025 UPSOUND Gunfire 0029 A priest then blessed the dead. 0033 The bodies of the soldiers were discovered in Lithuania two years ago. 0038 Authorities initially believed they were the remains of dissidents executed by secret police during Soviet rule. 0044 But coins with Napoleon's image were discovered at the site and experts soon identified the bodies as soldiers from the French emperor's army. 0053 Lithuania's Defence Minister attended the ceremony. 0058 SOUNDBITE (English) Linas Linkevicius, Lithuanian Defence Minister "In 2001 we found the remains of about 3,000 soldiers of Napoleon's army, and since it's really a tradition of every civilised nation to pay respect and to bury the remains, it was done today." 0115 UPSOUND 0117 The fallen soldiers will now rest alongside leading Lithuanian politicians and independence heroes in the forests of Atakalnis cemetery. 0125 SOUND ENDS 0129 VISION ENDS
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(V) Lithuania Graves - VOICER Soldiers from Napoleon's army are re-buried in military ceremony
TAPE: EF03/0501 IN_TIME: 22:16:18 DURATION: 1:29 SOURCES: APTN RESTRICTIONS: DATELINE: Vilnius - June 1, 2003 VOICED BY VERA FRANKL SHOTLIST 0000 Soldiers marching and soldiers with wreath 0007 Mid shot wreath being laid 0016 Mid shot soldiers wearing traditional Napoleonic uniform 0021 Honour guard giving gun salute 0029 Priest blessing the dead 0032 French flag and audience 0035 Various soldiers in traditional uniform 0059 SOUNDBITE (English) Linas Linkevicius, Lithuanian Defence Minister "In 2001 we found the remains of about 3,000 soldiers of Napoleon's army, and since it's really a tradition of every civilised nation to pay respect and to bury the remains, it was done today." 0114 Wreath being laid at memorial 0125 SOUND ENDS 0129 VISION ENDS STORYLINE Two centuries after they died, about three-thousand French soldiers from Napoleon's army have finally been given a proper burial with full military honours. The men were part of Napoleon's Grand Army which marched into Lithuania bound for Moscow. It was one of the largest forces ever assembled, but only six months later only 40-thousand men remained. They retreated to Vilnius where many of them died in bitter winter weather. VOICE-OVER 0000 UPSOUND 0004 The remains of the French soldiers, who froze or starved to death during Napoleon's invasion of Russia two-hundred years ago, are buried in a hilltop cemetery in Lithuania's capital, Vilnius. 0016 At the solemn ceremony, soldiers wore traditional Napoleonic uniforms to honour the dead. 0021 Guns from the honour guard echoed through the trees. 0025 UPSOUND Gunfire 0029 A priest then blessed the dead. 0033 The bodies of the soldiers were discovered in Lithuania two years ago. 0038 Authorities initially believed they were the remains of dissidents executed by secret police during Soviet rule. 0044 But coins with Napoleon's image were discovered at the site and experts soon identified the bodies as soldiers from the French emperor's army. 0053 Lithuania's Defence Minister attended the ceremony. 0058 SOUNDBITE (English) Linas Linkevicius, Lithuanian Defence Minister "In 2001 we found the remains of about 3,000 soldiers of Napoleon's army, and since it's really a tradition of every civilised nation to pay respect and to bury the remains, it was done today." 0115 UPSOUND 0117 The fallen soldiers will now rest alongside leading Lithuanian politicians and independence heroes in the forests of Atakalnis cemetery. 0125 SOUND ENDS 0129 VISION ENDS
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(V) Lithuania Graves - VOICER Soldiers from Napoleon's army are re-buried in military ceremony
TAPE: EF03/0501 IN_TIME: 22:16:18 DURATION: 1:29 SOURCES: APTN RESTRICTIONS: DATELINE: Vilnius - June 1, 2003 VOICED BY VERA FRANKL SHOTLIST 0000 Soldiers marching and soldiers with wreath 0007 Mid shot wreath being laid 0016 Mid shot soldiers wearing traditional Napoleonic uniform 0021 Honour guard giving gun salute 0029 Priest blessing the dead 0032 French flag and audience 0035 Various soldiers in traditional uniform 0059 SOUNDBITE (English) Linas Linkevicius, Lithuanian Defence Minister "In 2001 we found the remains of about 3,000 soldiers of Napoleon's army, and since it's really a tradition of every civilised nation to pay respect and to bury the remains, it was done today." 0114 Wreath being laid at memorial 0125 SOUND ENDS 0129 VISION ENDS STORYLINE Two centuries after they died, about three-thousand French soldiers from Napoleon's army have finally been given a proper burial with full military honours. The men were part of Napoleon's Grand Army which marched into Lithuania bound for Moscow. It was one of the largest forces ever assembled, but only six months later only 40-thousand men remained. They retreated to Vilnius where many of them died in bitter winter weather. VOICE-OVER 0000 UPSOUND 0004 The remains of the French soldiers, who froze or starved to death during Napoleon's invasion of Russia two-hundred years ago, are buried in a hilltop cemetery in Lithuania's capital, Vilnius. 0016 At the solemn ceremony, soldiers wore traditional Napoleonic uniforms to honour the dead. 0021 Guns from the honour guard echoed through the trees. 0025 UPSOUND Gunfire 0029 A priest then blessed the dead. 0033 The bodies of the soldiers were discovered in Lithuania two years ago. 0038 Authorities initially believed they were the remains of dissidents executed by secret police during Soviet rule. 0044 But coins with Napoleon's image were discovered at the site and experts soon identified the bodies as soldiers from the French emperor's army. 0053 Lithuania's Defence Minister attended the ceremony. 0058 SOUNDBITE (English) Linas Linkevicius, Lithuanian Defence Minister "In 2001 we found the remains of about 3,000 soldiers of Napoleon's army, and since it's really a tradition of every civilised nation to pay respect and to bury the remains, it was done today." 0115 UPSOUND 0117 The fallen soldiers will now rest alongside leading Lithuanian politicians and independence heroes in the forests of Atakalnis cemetery. 0125 SOUND ENDS 0129 VISION ENDS
(V) Lithuania Graves - VOICER Soldiers from Napoleon's army are re-buried in military ceremony
TAPE: EF03/0501 IN_TIME: 22:16:18 DURATION: 1:29 SOURCES: APTN RESTRICTIONS: DATELINE: Vilnius - June 1, 2003 VOICED BY VERA FRANKL SHOTLIST 0000 Soldiers marching and soldiers with wreath 0007 Mid shot wreath being laid 0016 Mid shot soldiers wearing traditional Napoleonic uniform 0021 Honour guard giving gun salute 0029 Priest blessing the dead 0032 French flag and audience 0035 Various soldiers in traditional uniform 0059 SOUNDBITE (English) Linas Linkevicius, Lithuanian Defence Minister "In 2001 we found the remains of about 3,000 soldiers of Napoleon's army, and since it's really a tradition of every civilised nation to pay respect and to bury the remains, it was done today." 0114 Wreath being laid at memorial 0125 SOUND ENDS 0129 VISION ENDS STORYLINE Two centuries after they died, about three-thousand French soldiers from Napoleon's army have finally been given a proper burial with full military honours. The men were part of Napoleon's Grand Army which marched into Lithuania bound for Moscow. It was one of the largest forces ever assembled, but only six months later only 40-thousand men remained. They retreated to Vilnius where many of them died in bitter winter weather. VOICE-OVER 0000 UPSOUND 0004 The remains of the French soldiers, who froze or starved to death during Napoleon's invasion of Russia two-hundred years ago, are buried in a hilltop cemetery in Lithuania's capital, Vilnius. 0016 At the solemn ceremony, soldiers wore traditional Napoleonic uniforms to honour the dead. 0021 Guns from the honour guard echoed through the trees. 0025 UPSOUND Gunfire 0029 A priest then blessed the dead. 0033 The bodies of the soldiers were discovered in Lithuania two years ago. 0038 Authorities initially believed they were the remains of dissidents executed by secret police during Soviet rule. 0044 But coins with Napoleon's image were discovered at the site and experts soon identified the bodies as soldiers from the French emperor's army. 0053 Lithuania's Defence Minister attended the ceremony. 0058 SOUNDBITE (English) Linas Linkevicius, Lithuanian Defence Minister "In 2001 we found the remains of about 3,000 soldiers of Napoleon's army, and since it's really a tradition of every civilised nation to pay respect and to bury the remains, it was done today." 0115 UPSOUND 0117 The fallen soldiers will now rest alongside leading Lithuanian politicians and independence heroes in the forests of Atakalnis cemetery. 0125 SOUND ENDS 0129 VISION ENDS
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Bosnia Funeral - Funeral service and burial of former president Alija Izetbegovic
TAPE: EF03/0950 IN_TIME: 22:38:16 DURATION: 3:10 SOURCES: BHTV RESTRICTIONS: DATELINE: Sarajevo - 22 Oct 2003 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide shot crowds in street 2. Vehicle with coffin in street, surrounded by people 3. Wide shot cemetery 4. Coffin being lifted out of vehicle 5. Various of coffin being carried along streets through crowd 6. Various coffin being carried into cemetery 7. Coffin being carried to burial site 8. Coffin being placed next to burial site, crowd praying 9. Coffin being put in ground 10. Officials watching 11. Soldiers firing salute 12. Hole being filled in with earth 13. Paddy Ashdown watching 14. Various people filling hole with earth 14. Wide shot cemetery STORYLINE: Chanting "God is great," a throng of nearly 200,000 Bosnians bid a final farewell to former President Alija Izetbegovic - the man who guided them through Europe's worst bloodshed since World War II to give them independence. Izetbegovic, who led Bosnia's Muslims in the war for independence from Yugoslavia, died on Sunday in a Sarajevo hospital of heart failure. He was 78. From hand to hand, thousands of Bosnians carried Izetbegovic's casket through the narrow streets of the 600 year-old Old Town - Sarajevo's heart where the Kovaci cemetery overlooks the capital of the country he dedicated his life to. According to his wish, the late president was laid to rest there alongside his fallen soldiers who fought with him for an independent Bosnia. Only close friends and family were allowed to enter the cemetery for the funeral. The mass stayed outside or took positions on a nearby hill to watch. Regarded as a political moderate, he initially steered Bosnia toward a neutral course as the feud between Serbia and Croatia tore the Yugoslav federation apart in 1991. But after the republics of Slovenia, Croatia and Macedonia declared independence, Izetbegovic finally supported the idea of an independent Bosnia, infuriating Bosnia's Serbs, who wanted to remain part of Serb-dominated Yugoslavia. After Bosnia's Muslims and Croats voted for independence on February 29, 1992, Serb rebels - supported by then-President Slobodan Milosevic - began fighting for Bosnian territory. Pitting neighbour against neighbour, the three and a-half-year war resulted in 260,000 people dead or missing and 2.5 million refugees who fled or were evicted in ethnic purges. Despite the high death toll and intense political pressure, Izetbegovic rejected the idea of dividing Bosnia. The war ended only after NATO bombed Bosnian Serb positions at the end of 1995 and later brokered a peace agreement in Dayton, Ohio, leading to the creation of the present-day Bosnia: an independent country divided into two ethnic mini-states, a Serb republic and a Muslim-Croat federation, run by a three-person collective presidency. Izetbegovic was the first Muslim representative in the new government, stepping down in 2000 after a decade of leadership. In his last message from his hospital bed, Izetbegovic called on the people of Bosnia to give up hopes of avenging atrocities committed during the war.
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AP-APTN-2330: ++US Cemetery Thursday, 10 June 2010 STORY:++US Cemetery- NEW Army says at least 200 remains in Arlington may have been misidentified LENGTH: 01:58 FIRST RUN: 2330 RESTRICTIONS: Pt No Access NAmerica/Internet TYPE: English/Natsound SOURCE: ABC/AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 648077 DATELINE: Arlington - 10 June 2010/FILE LENGTH: 01:58 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY ABC - NO ACCESS NORTH AMERICA/INTERNET SHOTLIST AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Arlington, Virginia - Date Unknown 1. Tilt down, wide of Arlington National Cemetery ABC - NO ACCESS NORTH AMERICA/INTERNET Arlington, Virginia - 10 June 2010 2. Wide of briefing 3. SOUNDBITE (English) John McHugh, Army Secretary: "The report also determined the improper internment and trans-internment of remains, to include the loss of accountability of remains, remains in graves listed as empty, unmarked grave sites, improperly marked graves, and improper handling of cremated remains. That all ends today." AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Arlington, Virginia - Date Unknown 4. American flag at cemetery 5. Various of graves stones and soldiers planting flags at the graves ABC - NO ACCESS NORTH AMERICA/INTERNET Arlington, Virginia - 10 June 2010 6. SOUNDBITE (English) John McHugh, Army Secretary: "As to the negative findings of the report, there's simply no excuse. And on behalf of the United States Army, and on behalf of myself, I deeply apologise to the families of the honoured fallen rested in that hallow ground who may now question the care afforded to their loved ones. To the men and women who wear the uniform of the United States, to all citizens of this great nation who believe as I do that Arlington National Cemetery is the most scared place on this planet, the army owes better." AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Arlington, Virginia - Date Unknown 7. Various of graves and of soldiers planting flags at the graves ABC - NO ACCESS NORTH AMERICA/INTERNET Arlington, Virginia - 10 June 2010 8. SOUNDBITE (English) John McHugh, Army Secretary: "We owe no less to our departed heroes, no less to the loved ones of this nation when the call was sounded, stepped forward to serve, answered with love and dedication. For them, their loved ones and for this nation, the better tomorrows for Arlington National Cemetery begin today." 9. Wide of briefing ending AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Arlington, Virginia - 21 May 2010 10. Graves at Section 60 in Arlington National Cemetery AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Arlington, Virginia - Date Unknown 11. Graves and flags at in Arlington National Cemetery STORYLINE An Army investigation in the United States has found that more than 200 remains at Arlington National Cemetery have been misidentified or misplaced, in a scandal marring the reputation of the nation's pre-eminent burial ground for its honoured dead since the American Civil War. Army Secretary John McHugh announced on Thursday that the cemetery's two civilian leaders would be forced to step aside, and he appointed a new chief to conduct a more thorough investigation to examine the graves and sort out the mix-up. "I deeply apologise to the families of the honoured fallen resting in that hallowed ground who may now question the care afforded to their loved ones," McHugh told a Pentagon news conference, saying that the errors made would stop today. McHugh said the report revealed that the improper internment of remains included: "the loss of accountability of remains, remains in graves listed as empty, unmarked grave sites, improperly marked graves, and improper handling of cremated remains." McHugh added that the army owed their fallen heros and those that put on the uniform better. Arlington National Cemetery is considered among America's most hallowed burial sites, with more than 300-thousand people buried there with military honours. An average of 30 funerals are conducted there every day, many of them decorated veterans of World War II, Korea or Vietnam. Among those buried at the cemetery are troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well service members from past conflicts dating back to the Civil War. Famous presidents and their spouses, including members of the Kennedy family, also have been buried there. The cemetery, located across the Potomac River from Washington in northern Virginia, attracts more than four (m) million visitors annually. An Army investigation was launched last year after reports of employee misconduct, first reported by the Web site Salon.com. Led by the service's inspector general, Lieutenant General Steven Whitcomb, the investigation found lax management of the cemetery, where employees relied on paper records to manage the dozens of burials each week and maintain the thousands of existing gravesites. Whitcomb said at least 211 remains were identified as potentially mislabelled or misplaced and that there could be more. Whitcomb could not say how old the mixed-up remains might be or from what conflict, saying only that the problem had been confined to three areas of the cemetery known as sections 59, 65 and 66. Whitcomb said he did find two cases of mis-marked graves in section 60, the area for veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. He said those mistakes had been corrected. Separately, the Army is investigating whether the cemetery's deputy superintendent, Thurman Higginbotham, made false statements to service investigators. Higginbotham, who ran the day-to-day operations at the cemetery, has been accused by former employees of creating a hostile work environment and breaking into their e-mail systems. Higginbotham is on administrative leave, pending further review. According to a defence official familiar with the case, who discussed the details on condition of anonymity, Higginbotham won't face criminal charges because of a lack of evidence. But, the official said, the Army will ensure he never works at the cemetery again. Higginbotham's boss, John Metzler, is set to retire on July 2. Service officials say he is being pushed out with a letter of reprimand that blames him for failing to rein in Higginbotham's mistakes. Taking their place will be Kathryn Condon, a former civilian head of Army Materiel Command who as executive director will be in charge of fixing any burial errors. Patrick Hallinan, a director with the Veterans Affairs Department, is temporarily being assigned as the cemetery's superintendent. McHugh also announced the creation of an independent advisory commission that will be led by former senators and Army veterans Max Cleland and Bob Dole. 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