• Short Summary

    A FLOATING BOHEMIA OF SOME 80 ARTISTS, SCULPTORS, POETS AND NOVELISTS, TOGETHER WITH THEIR WIVES AND CHILDREN, HAVE SENT OUT A DESPERATE SOS TO PREVENT THE PARIS POLICE FROM FORCING THEM TO MOVE HOMES FROM UNDER THE BRIDGES OF PARIS.

  • Description

    A FLOATING BOHEMIA OF SOME 80 ARTISTS, SCULPTORS, POETS AND NOVELISTS, TOGETHER WITH THEIR WIVES AND CHILDREN, HAVE SENT OUT A DESPERATE SOS TO PREVENT THE PARIS POLICE FROM FORCING THEM TO MOVE HOMES FROM UNDER THE BRIDGES OF PARIS.

    THE GROUP INCLUDES AMERICANS, GERMANS AND BRITONS, WHO LIVE ABOARD SOME 30 YACHTS, FISHING BOATS AND BARGES IN THE HEART OF THE FRENCH CAPITAL.

    POLICE HAVE SENT THEM EVICTION NOTICES STATING THAT THEY MUST QUIT THE FAMOUS QUAYS OF PARIS BY TOMORROW (THURSDAY), AND MOVE TO THE GRIM INDUSTRIAL SUBURB OF ISSY-LES-MOULINEAUX, ON THE NORTHERN OUTSKIRTS OF THE CITY.

    MANY OF THE VESSELS ARE NOW FLYING BLACK FLAGS AT HALF-MAST.

    THE QUAY WHERE THE BOATS ARE NOW MOORED ARE TO BE PUT UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE STATE-SUPPORTED TOURING CLUB OF FRANCE, WHICH WILL RENT BERTHS AT HIGH PRICES......MOSTLY TO FOREIGN VISITORS.

    THE NEW HOME ASSIGNED TO THEM IS A DISMAL GRAVEYARD OF OLD VESSELS LEFT TO ROT. THERE IS NO FRECSH WATER SUPPLY, NO QUAY AND NO NEARBY SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN.

    THE REASON GIVEN BY THE RIVER POLICE FOR THE NOTICE IS THE DANGER THE HOUSEBOATS COULD PRESENT TO THE HEAVY BARGE TRAFFIC PASSING THROUGH PARIS FROM HAVRE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9UXO89CKHK9RYWNEL40TD7KHU
    Media URN:
    VLVA9UXO89CKHK9RYWNEL40TD7KHU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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