• Short Summary

    SIX MEN WERE SENTENCED TO DEATH IN PARIS LAT NIGHT (MONDAY) - IT WAS THE 25TH HEARING OF THEIR TRIAL - FOR TRYING TO ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT DE GAULLE IN A MACHINE GUN AMBUSH AT PETIT-CLAMART LAST AUGUST.

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    SIX MEN WERE SENTENCED TO DEATH IN PARIS LAT NIGHT (MONDAY) - IT WAS THE 25TH HEARING OF THEIR TRIAL - FOR TRYING TO ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT DE GAULLE IN A MACHINE GUN AMBUSH AT PETIT-CLAMART LAST AUGUST.

    THE PACKED COURT AT FORT NEUF BARRACKS AT VINCENNES WAS HUSHED AS GENERAL GARDET, THE PRESIDENT, PRONOUNCED THE DEATH SENTENCE ON:
    LIEUTENANT-COLONEL JEAN-MARIE BASTIEN-THIRY, BRILLIANT 36-YEAR-OLD AIR FORCE ENGINEER, SAID BY THE PROSECUTION TO HAVE ACTED OUT OF "BLIND HATRED" FOR PRESIDENT DE GAULLE.

    HIS AIDE, DESERTER LIEUTENANT ALAIN BOURGENET DE LA TOCNAYE, 37, AND EX- PARATROOPER JACQUES PREVOST, 32, AN ELECTRONICS ENGINEER.ALL THREE WERE PRESENT IN COURT.

    SENTENCED TO DEATH IN THEIR ABSENCE WERE GEORGES ("THE LIME") WATIN, 39-YEAR-OLD ALGERIAN-BORN AGRONOMIST, ALSO SOUGHT FOR HIS PART IN AN ALLEGED NEW PLOT AGAINST DE GAULLE LAST MONTH, HUNGARIAN EX-FOREIGN LEGIONARY LAJOS MARTON, AND SERGE BERNIER.

    THE MILITARY COURT HAS UNSUCCESSFULLY PLEADED THAT THE ACCUSED INTENDED MERELY TO KIDNAP GENERAL DE GAULLE AND TAKE HIM PRISONER PENDING TRIAL BY "HIGH COURT" FOR TREASON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3BPAR0HFGPKIX3LM5S2XKPUJM
    Media URN:
    VLVA3BPAR0HFGPKIX3LM5S2XKPUJM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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