• Short Summary

    FOLLOWING THE BOMB ATTACK ON THE FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTRY AND THE KIDNAPPING OF A GAULLIST DEPUTY - BOTH BLAMED ON THE SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION - M.

  • Description

    FOLLOWING THE BOMB ATTACK ON THE FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTRY AND THE KIDNAPPING OF A GAULLIST DEPUTY - BOTH BLAMED ON THE SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION - M.COUVE DE MURVILLE, THE FOREIGN MINISTER, CALLED A MEETING JAN 23 TO DENOUNCE THE BOMBING AS "COWARDLY". AN ANTI-OAS DEMONSTRATION IN THE STREETS OF PARIS THAT SAME EVENING WAS NOT SO MILD IN ITS CONDEMNATION.

    M.COUVE DE MURVILLE DENOUNCED THE "STUPIDITY AND COWARDICE" OF THE PERSONS WHO SET OFF THE TIME BOMB IN A VAN IN THE FOREIGN MINISTRY COURTYARD JAN.22. HE WAS SPEAKING AT A CEREMONY CALLED BY MINISTRY PERSONNEL TO MARK THEIR INDIGNATION AT THE BOMBING AND TO EXPRESS SYMPATHY FOR THE VICTIMS. HE AFTERWARDS WENT INTO THE COURTYARD TO INSPECT THE WRECKAGE CAUSED BY THE EXPLOSION WHICH KILLED AN OFFICIAL AND BADLY INJURED THIRTEEN OTHERS.

    OUTSIDE THE MINISTRY LATER THAT EVENING, THE COMMUNIST-CONTROLLED GENERAL WORKERS CONFEDERATION AND THE COMMUNIST PARTIES OF THE SEINE DISTRICT STAGED AND ANTI-OAS DEMONSTRATION. THEIR BANNERS AND CHANTS CONDEMNED THE"OAS ASSASSINS", LABELLING THE ORGANISATION AS "FASCIST" AND CALLING UPON CATHOLIC AND SOCIALIST ORGANISATIONS TO "UNITE AGAINST THE O.A.S." ALTHOUGH POLICE HAD FORBIDDEN THE DEMONSTRATION, THEY DID NOT INTERFERE, ALTHOUGH SOME DEMONSTRATORS BECAME TOO ENTHUSIASTIC AND THERE WERE ISOLATED INCIDENTS OF FRICTION. IN ONE CASE - SHOWN ON FILM - POLICE BATONS WERE BROUGHT INTO PLAY.

    ENEMIES OF THE RIGHTIST O.A.S., APPARENTLY COPYING ITS GUERRILLA TACTICS, CLAIMED JAN 23 TO HAVE KIDNAPPED THE SON OF A LEADER OF THE "ALGERIA IS FRENCH" MOVEMENT. A GROUP CALLING ITSELF "THE ANTI-OAS SECTION OF PARIS" CIRCULATED A TRACT WHICH SAID THE GROUP WAS HOLDING THE TEENAGE SON OF MAJOR VICTOR SAPIN-LIGNERES. POLITICAL OBSERVERS SEE THE KIDNAP CLAIM AS THE FIRST ACTION OF THE ORGANISED UNDERGROUND RESOLVED TO FIGHT THE OAS WITH THEIR OWN TACTICS IN THE NAME OF "REPUBLICANISM".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAATRXZHKXP9KV2RBO4GNXCT9QU
    Media URN:
    VLVAATRXZHKXP9KV2RBO4GNXCT9QU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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