• Short Summary

    AMID SCENES OF CONFUSION AND FURY THE FRENCH HIGH MILITARY TRIBUNAL IN PARIS SENTENCED FORMER GENERAL JOUHAUD, THE OAS LEADER, TO DEATH, APRIL 12.

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    AMID SCENES OF CONFUSION AND FURY THE FRENCH HIGH MILITARY TRIBUNAL IN PARIS SENTENCED FORMER GENERAL JOUHAUD, THE OAS LEADER, TO DEATH, APRIL 12. AS THE NEWS REACHED THE CROWD WAITING OUTSIDE THE COURT THERE WERE CRIES OF "VIVE JOUHAUD" AND "THE OAS WILL WIN". CROWDS OF POLICE STRUGGLED TO CLEAR THE DEMONSTRATORS FROM THE COURT AND THE STREET OUTSIDE.

    CONSISTING OF FIVE CIVILIAN JUDGES AND FOUR SENIOR MILITARY OFFICERS, THE TRIBUNAL FOUND THE FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE AIR FORCE GUILTY ON FIVE CHARGES IN CONNECTION WITH THE ABORTIVE ALGIERS PUTSCH AND HIS SUBSEQUENT POSITION WITH THE SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION.

    AFTER THE FAILURE OF THE GENERAL'S REVOLT IN ALGIERS, THE ALGERIAN BORN JOUHAUD WENT UNDERGROUND WITH FORMER GENERAL SALAN WHO LEADS THE GAS. JOUHAUD BECAME THE COMMANDER OF THE SECRET ARMY IN ORAN,T HE SECOND MAJOR CITY IN ALGERIA. HE WAS CAPTURED ON MARCH 26, BY FRENCH SECURITY FORCES WHO RECEIVED INFORMATION ABOUT HIS MOVEMENTS IN THE CITY.

    HIS TRIAL IN PARIS LASTED FOR THREE DAYS. DURING THAT TIME HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTER HAVE BEEN IN COURT. WHEN THE SENTENCE WAS PASSED HIS SISTER FAINTED AND HAD TO BE CARRIED TO AN AMBULANCE IN A STRETCHER. HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTER BURST INTO YEARS. MEANWHILE A LARGE SECTION OF THE CROWD TOOK UP THE CRY "ALGERIE FRANCAISE".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4NEGKGWQ802RRSR3WP9DSDLWH
    Media URN:
    VLVA4NEGKGWQ802RRSR3WP9DSDLWH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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