• Short Summary

    FRENCH RESISTANCE LEADER GEORGES BIDAULT WAS TAKEN BY CAR TODAY (MONDAY) TO THE POLICE STATION AT HERRSCHING, NEAR MUNICH.

  • Description

    FRENCH RESISTANCE LEADER GEORGES BIDAULT WAS TAKEN BY CAR TODAY (MONDAY) TO THE POLICE STATION AT HERRSCHING, NEAR MUNICH.THE SEARCH CAME TO AN END WHEN POLICE TOOK UP POSITIONS AROUND A VILLA IN THE SMALL VILLAGE OF STEINEBACH, IN BAVARIA.THE PRESENCE OF POLICE HOWEVER, DID NOT PREVENT HIS HOSTS EXPLAINING TO THE CROWD OF JOURNALISTS THE CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH M.BIDAULT HAD BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.)
    SUBJECTS COVERED IN THE SIX HOURS OF TALK INCLUDED M.BIDAULT'S REQUEST FOR POLITICAL ASYLUM.QUESTIONS WERE ALSO ASKED ABOUT HIS ACTIVITIES IN WEST GERMANY, AND ABOUT ANTI-GAULLIST ACTIVITIES WHICH ARE SAID TO BE DIRECTED FROM THE NEARBY TOWN OF MUNICH.

    AFTERWARDS, THE FEDERAL PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE - WHICH HAD A REPRESENTATIVE INTERVIEWING M.BIDAULT AT THE POLICE STATION - SAID IT WANTED TO SATISFY ITSELF THAT NO MORE OAS TERRORIST PLANS WERE BEING HATCHED IN GERMANY.

    THERE IS STILL CONFUSION ABOUT M.BIDAULT'S FUTURE.THE ONLY THING THAT IS CLEAR IS THAT THE BONN GOVERNMENT HAS NO OBJECTIONS TO GRATING HIM POLITICAL ASYLUM PROVIDING HE REFRAINS FROM POLITICAL ACTIVITY.BUT THE ANTI-GAULLIST LEADER, WANTED BY FRANCE FOR PLOTTING AGAINST THE STATE, IS UNLIKELY TO ACCEPT THIS CONDITION.A FRIEND AT STEINEBACH WITH M.BIDAULT SAID: "HE WILL NEVER RENOUNCE HIS WORK AS A RESISTANCE LEADER."
    FRANCE HAS SAID THAT SHE WILL NOT SEEK HIS EXTRADITION, BUT WOULD LIKE M.BIDAULT EXPELLED TO SOUTH AMERICA IF HE WILL NOT GIVE UP POLITICS.DR.ADENAUER DEMONSTRATED HIS PERSONAL DETERMINATION THAT THE UNWELCOME PRESENCE OF THE ANTI-GAULLIST SHOULD NOT UPSET HIS CLOSE RELATIONS WITH THE FRENCH PRESIDENT WHEN HE RETURNED UNOPENED A PERSONAL LETTER FROM M.BIDAULT.

    CONSIDERABLE EMBARRASSMENT HAS BEEN CAUSED TO THE AUTHORITIES IN BONN, NEVERTHELESS.THEY WOULD BE MUCH RELIEVED, SAY POLITICAL OBSERVERS, IF M.BIDAULT LEFT HIS TEMPORARY HOME AND RESUMED HIS TRAVELS.

    WHILE BEING QUESTIONED BY THE BAVARIAN AUTHORITIES M.BIDAULT LEARNT OF EXECUTION IN PARIS TODAY OF COLONEL BASTIEN-THIRY FOR HIS PART IN THE ATTEMPT TO KILL PRESIDENT DE GAULLE LAST AUGUST.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3MXTNRQKH8HX303SGII4SDHSC
    Media URN:
    VLVA3MXTNRQKH8HX303SGII4SDHSC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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