• Short Summary

    French police refused to allow a rally on Sunday (10 October) commemorating the 40th anniversary of the founding of the short-lived Basque Republic during the Spanish civil war.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Sign near Spanish frontier and cars held up at frontier post
    0.11

    2.
    CU Sing and cars waiting at frontier
    0.24

    3.
    LV Police trucks on frontier
    0.27

    4.
    LV PAN DOWN FROM Building at frontier TO armed French security police
    0.34

    5.
    GV Large crowd gathered in cemetery in memory of Jose Antonio di Aguirre, the President of the Basques Provincial Government
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    6.
    SV Crowds carrying Basque flag (2 shots)
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    7.
    CU PAN ALONG Grave of Senor Jose Aguirre TO people standing around gravestone
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    Initials BB/0130



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: French police refused to allow a rally on Sunday (10 October) commemorating the 40th anniversary of the founding of the short-lived Basque Republic during the Spanish civil war. The Republic lasted eight months before it was crushed the Republican Government in that war. However, the Basques have continued campaigning for self-determination -- and a unified state comprising all the Basques provinces in northern Spain and south west France.

    SYNOPSIS: Long queues of cars build up at St. Jean de Luz -- on the French side of the border with Spain -- after the authorities refused to allow Spanish Basques to cross the frontier and take part in the rally. The Spanish Basques are traditionally the most militant in the campaign for their own national government. Led by the Basque Nationalist Movement -- Euskadi Ta Astatasune (E.T.A.) -- they have conducted a long guerrilla campaign against the Spanish government in support of their demands.

    When the French Basques found the rally was banned, they gathered at a nearby cemetery where they held a short service at the grave of senor Jose antonio de Aguirre, the President of the Basque Provincial Government in 1936. Senor Aguirre later fled to France when General Franco suppressed his Administration. From Paris he continued as President of the Basque Government-in-exile until his death in 1960.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA752Z52L2L81K6N5TB2EDBHTEE
    Media URN:
    VLVA752Z52L2L81K6N5TB2EDBHTEE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/10/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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