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    COLIN JORDAN, LEADER OF BRITAIN'S NATIONAL SOCIALIST MOVEMENT, AND HIS FRENCH BRIDE WERE PELTED WITH EGGS AND STINK BOMBS BY AN ANGRY CROWD AFTER THEIR MARRIAGE IN COVENTRY TODAY (SATURDAY).

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    Background: COLIN JORDAN, LEADER OF BRITAIN'S NATIONAL SOCIALIST MOVEMENT, AND HIS FRENCH BRIDE WERE PELTED WITH EGGS AND STINK BOMBS BY AN ANGRY CROWD AFTER THEIR MARRIAGE IN COVENTRY TODAY (SATURDAY).JORDAN, AND HIS BRIDE, 31-YEAR-OLD FRANCOISE MARIE DIOR -- NIECE OF THE LATE FRENCH FASHION DESIGNER CHRISTIAN DIOR -- GREETED THE CROWD WITH NAZI SALUTES AFTER THE WEDDING CEREMONY AT A REGISTER OFFICE.

    THEY WERE MET BY A CHORUS OF JEERS AND CATCALLS, AND THE CROWD SURGED FORWARD IN A BID TO BREAK THROUGH THE POLICE CORDON.EARLIER, WHEN JORDAN AND MISS DIOR ARRIVED FOR THE WEDDING, THERE WERE SHOUTS OF "SIEG HEIL" FROM THE CROWD.THE COUPLE REPLIED WITH SMILES AND THE NAZI SALUTE.

    WHILE THE CEREMONY WAS BEING CONDUCTED, THE CROWD OUTSIDE CHANTED "DEATH TO JORDAN" AND "BACK TO THE GAS CHAMBER".

    TOMORROW, MR JORDAN AND HIS BRIDE WILL TAKE PART IN A SECOND CEREMONY AT THE MOVEMENT'S LONDON HEADQUARTERS -- AN OLD NORDIC CUSTOM OF CUTTING THEIR FINGERS AND ALLOWING BLOOD TO MINGLE.

    (JORDAN, WHOSE POLITICAL ACTIVITIES COST HIM HIS TEACHING JOB AT A COVENTRY SCHOOL, MET MISS DIOR, FORMER WIFE OF COTE ROBERT-HENRI DE CAUMONT LA FORCE, A MEMBER OF ONE OF FRANCE'S OLDEST FAMILIES, LAST JULY.IT WAS AFTER A LONDON RALLY THAT LED TO JORDAN BEING JAILED FOR USING INSULTING WORDS LIKELY TO INCITE THE CROWD AND FOR ORGANISING A UNIFORMED POLITICAL PARTY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABISRZVJA2C6LM2N44P7NRFVX4
    Media URN:
    VLVABISRZVJA2C6LM2N44P7NRFVX4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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