Other title(s):The Funeral of His Majesty King Charles the First
Description:A report of the deceased King’s funerals, followed by the proclamation of the new King. On September 29, 1914, King Charles the First is buried, to the great grief of the Romanians. In Sinaia, the resort in which he died, the Royal Coffin is placed on a cannon, conquered from the Turkish army in Plevna, during the Romanian War of Independence (1877-1878) and carried by six horses. The Royal Convoy, accompanied by soldiers who pay their last honours to the King, reaches the railway station in Sinaia. The train carrying the Royal Coffin leaves towards Bucharest and stops in the railway station of Mogosoaia, near the Capital. The coffin is placed again on a cannon carriage. The Royal Convoy makes its way, on I.C. Bratianu Boulevard (in the centre of Bucharest), through a huge mass of people. Parade of soldiers, high officials, priests, pupils and teachers, etc. The King’s Sword and his Steel Crown precede the Royal Coffin. The Royal Palace is in mourning. The Royal Convoy leaves by train to Curtea de Arges, where the King is buried, with the highest honours from the Army and Church, in the near the local Monastery (his royal successors will be buried next to him). Back in Bucharest, Ferdinand, Charles’s nephew, is proclaimed the new King of Romania. Another big parade on Calea Victoriei (Victory Avenue, the central axis of old Bucharest). A Te Deum at the Mitropoly. The Royal Convoy returns to the Palace.
Keywords:EFG1914 / World War I / Documentary / World War, 1914-1918 -- Romania / Military funerals / Military ceremonies, honors, and salutes / World War, 1914-1918 / World War, 1914-1918 -- Motion pictures and the war / World War, 1914-1918 -- Propaganda / World War, 1914-1918