• Short Summary

    THE TRIAL OF NINE MEN ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTING TO ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT DE GAULLE ON LAST AUGUST OFFICIALLY OPENED TODAY (MONDAY).

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    THE TRIAL OF NINE MEN ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTING TO ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT DE GAULLE ON LAST AUGUST OFFICIALLY OPENED TODAY (MONDAY).

    AT 9 A.M.WHEN THE MILITARY COURT WAS FORMALLY OPENED IN THE VINCENNES FORT, ONLY ONE OF THE NINE ACCUSED MEN APPEARED IN THE DOCK.THE OTHERS WERE FOLLOWING THE EXAMPLE OF THEIR SELF-CONFESSED LEADER, JEAN MARIE BASTIEN-THIRY, WHO HAD WRITTEN TO THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE TO SAY THAT THE COURT WAS NOT COMPETENT TO TRY THEM.

    HOWEVER, BY THE TIME THE AFTERNOON SESSION WAS DUE TO OPEN, THEY HAD ALL BEEN "PERSUADED" TO APPEAR WITHOUT THE USE OF FORCE, FOLLOWING AGREEMENT TO THIS EFFECT BETWEEN THEIR DEFENCE AND THE PROSECUTION.

    SIX OTHER MEN ARE BEING TRIED IN THEIR ABSENCE, INCLUDING TWO HUNGARIANS WHO WERE FORMALLY MEMBERS OF THE FOREIGN LEGION.ALL FACE A POSSIBLE DEATH SENTENCE, NOT ONLY FOR ATTEMPTING TO AMBUSH THE PRESIDENT, BUT FOR PLOTTING AGAINST THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE WITH THE USE OF ARMS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1MAL5FHYT4GYNZDFEULPXENMP
    Media URN:
    VLVA1MAL5FHYT4GYNZDFEULPXENMP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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