• Short Summary

    THE TRIAL OF EX-GENERAL EDMOND JOUHAUD, SECOND-IN-COMMAND OF THE OUTLAWED SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION IN ALGERIA, ENTERED ITS SECOND DAY AT THE PALAIS DE JUSTICE IN PARIS, FRANCE, APR 12.

  • Description

    THE TRIAL OF EX-GENERAL EDMOND JOUHAUD, SECOND-IN-COMMAND OF THE OUTLAWED SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION IN ALGERIA, ENTERED ITS SECOND DAY AT THE PALAIS DE JUSTICE IN PARIS, FRANCE, APR 12.

    JOUHAUD IS ON TRIAL FOR HIS LIFE. HE IS UNDER SENTENCE OF DEATH - PASSED IN HIS ABSENCE - FOR HIS PART IN THE GENERALS' REVOLT IN ALGIERS LAST YEAR. HE IS BEING RETRIED BY THE HIGH MILITARY COURT ON THIS COUNT, AND NEW CHARGES OF DESERTION. MUTINY AND MURDERER ALSO CARRY THE DEATH PENALTY.

    A LETTER FROM EX-GENERAL SALAN, HEAD OF THE OAS, WAS READ IN COURT. IT WAS ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE TRIBUNAL. EX-GENERAL SALAN WROTE FROM ALGIERS THAT JOUHAUD HAD ACTED HIS ORDERS. HE ADDED: "SINCE 1961 JOUHAUD HAS NEVER CEASED OBEYING MY ORDERS".

    THE LETTER SAID THAT JOUHAUD SUPPORTED THE OAS OUT OF "BURNING PATRIOTISM" AND "BECAUSE HE WANTED TO REMAIN FAITHFUL TO FRANCE". IT REFERRED TO HIM AS "MY FRIEND AND MY COMPANION IN OUR MUTUAL LOVE OF OUR COUNTRY". THE CASE CONTINUES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4KBW58EQSIVNGTLVJ45OVXXAL
    Media URN:
    VLVA4KBW58EQSIVNGTLVJ45OVXXAL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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