• Short Summary

    Visnews filmed in Santiago Cuba Jan 16 the trial and execution of Lt. Despaigne -?

  • Description

    1.
    GV INT Courtroom
    5 ft

    2.
    CU Judges.
    4 ft

    3.
    SV Man giving evidence.
    1 ft

    4.
    SV Pan Of accused men.
    3 ft

    5.
    CU Judge.
    2 ft

    6.
    SIDE V Despaigne speaking.
    2.5 ft

    7.
    LV Despaigne arriving at firing squad area.
    2.5 ft

    8.
    FRONT V Despaigne talking.
    1.5 ft

    9.
    CU Ditto.
    2 ft

    10.
    LV Despaigne's handcuffs being removed.
    3 ft

    11.
    SV Despaigne writing note.
    1.5 ft

    12.
    LV Ditto.
    2.5 ft

    13.
    CU Despaigne and priest.
    1.5 ft

    14.
    SIDE V Firing squads.
    1.5 ft

    15.
    LV Despaigne being shot and falling into pit.
    4 ft

    16.
    CU Dead man on ground.
    1 ft



    Initials A.W./R.L JH/RL



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Visnews filmed in Santiago Cuba Jan 16 the trial and execution of Lt. Despaigne - described as Chief of Batista's Army Prowl Cars in the Province of Santiago.

    Judges at the trial were officials of 26th of July Movement.

    Leaving the courtroom Despaigne talked with a priest in the yard where the firing squad assembled.

    He had two last requests - granted - that he be allowed
    1. to write a note to his son.

    2. to give the order to the firing squad to fire the fatal shots.

    Lt. Despaigne gave the order, they fired, and he fell backwards into a pit dug, presumably, to receive the bodies of the executed.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6DWNS6IH6CK0GPLB2OAEURVVD
    Media URN:
    VLVA6DWNS6IH6CK0GPLB2OAEURVVD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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