• Short Summary

    A HAPPY ENDING TO THE PARIS KIDNAPPING DRAMA, MADAME MADELEINE DASSAULT, THE 65-YEAR-OLD WIFE OF ONE OF FRANCE'S WEALTHY INDUSTRIALISTS, WAS FREED BY GENDARMES 34 HOURS AFTER BEING ABDUCTED.

  • Description

    A HAPPY ENDING TO THE PARIS KIDNAPPING DRAMA, MADAME MADELEINE DASSAULT, THE 65-YEAR-OLD WIFE OF ONE OF FRANCE'S WEALTHY INDUSTRIALISTS, WAS FREED BY GENDARMES 34 HOURS AFTER BEING ABDUCTED.

    AND HAPPY TO BE HOME AGAIN WITH HER HUSBAND -- HE HEADS A BIG AIRCRAFT FIRM -- AT THEIR RESIDENCE IN THE FASHIONABLE BOIS DE BOULOGNE DISTRICT OF PARIS.

    IT WAS EARLY YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) WHEN MME. DASSAULT WAS DRAGGED FROM HER HUSBAND'S CHAUFFEUR-DRIVEN CAR IN PARIS, GAGGED, CHLOROFORMED, AND DRIVEN TO A LONELY FARMHOUSE BY THREE MASKED MEN.

    SHE TOLD REPORTERS THAT THE KIDNAPPERS HAD BEEN CHARMING -- VERY CORRECT. THEY HAD NOT HARMED HER, AND EVEN GRILLED A STEAK FOR HER. SHE WAS NOT FRIGHTENED -- JUST ANGRY. NO RANSOM MONEY HAD BEEN PAID, ACCORDING TO HER HUSBAND.

    THE FARM HIDE-OUT IS ABOUT 40 MILES (64 KMS) FROM PARIS IN THE VILLERS-SOUS-ST.LEU DISTRICT. IT WAS GENDARME DUPONT WHO BURST INTO THE FARMHOUSE THIS MORNING AND ARRESTED THE CORSICAN GUARDING MME. DASSAULT. THE TWO BROTHERS WHO OWN THE FARM WERE ALSO DETAINED. A HUNT IS ON FOR A FOURTH SUSPECT.

    MME. DASSAULT WAS SAFE AND SOUND WHEN FREED. HER HUSBAND, A GAULLIST DEPUTY IN PARLIAMENT, IS STILL UNDER MEDICAL TREATMENT AFTER BEING CLUBBED BY THE GANG.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5O4GQR2IB7FHFR2C8209EEDPL
    Media URN:
    VLVA5O4GQR2IB7FHFR2C8209EEDPL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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