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Korean funeral procession, 31 December 1953

Reference Number: K-2654

Original caption reads: "Chanting hymns and beating drums and bells, the male members of a bereaved Korean family carry the coffin to a burial plot on the hillside. Much to the annoyance of the slow moving convoy, the body is carried two steps back for every three steps forward. The two back indsicate that although the dead person's body spirit wishes to return home to the family the three steps are winning to take the body to the grave and release the spirit to join the ancestors in heaven". Vehicles of K Force follow the procession. Photograph taken 31 December 1953 by a New Zealand Army photographer.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Film photonegatives, related to Funeral rites and ceremonies - Korea.

Part of:
K Force negatives, Reference Number PAColl-4161-12 (58 digitised items)
New Zealand. Department of Internal Affairs. War History Branch :Photographs relating to World War 1914-1918, World War 1939-1945, occupation of Japan, Korean War, and Malayan Emergency, Reference Number PAColl-4161 (2071 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Film negative. Single photograph

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