• Short Summary

    Ex-General Maurice Challe, 56, ringleader of the Algerian revolt, surrendered to forces loyal to President De Gaulle April 26, and was flown back to Paris, where he is now detained facing charges of high treason and armed mutiny, both of which carry the death penalty.

  • Description

    Ex-General Maurice Challe, 56, ringleader of the Algerian revolt, surrendered to forces loyal to President De Gaulle April 26, and was flown back to Paris, where he is now detained facing charges of high treason and armed mutiny, both of which carry the death penalty.

    In a military aircraft, Challe was landed at Villacoublay Air Force Base. In civilian clothes - on the orders of President De Gaulle he had been stripped of rank, uniform, and decorations - he carried a suitcase. Hustled into a waiting police van, he was driven off under strong police escort to Sante Prison in the Paris suburbs.

    At the prison he was charged with "plotting against the authority of the State and national integrity". A special tribunal will be set up within two weeks.

    The other members of the junta, ex-Generals Jouhard (56); Salan (62); and Zeller (63) are still free. They were last seen being driven away from Algiers towards Zeralda, a Foreign Legion base some twenty miles outside the city. Warrants have been issued for their arrest, and a watch is being kept for them at ports and airfields.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA51XX07AP9O7HHUJVC0LX9O3RB
    Media URN:
    VLVA51XX07AP9O7HHUJVC0LX9O3RB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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