• Short Summary

    FORMER ARGENTINIAN NAVAL COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, ADMIRAL BENIGNO VARELA, FOUGHT A 25-MINUTE DUEL IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, ON SUNDAY (3 NOVEMBER) WITH JOURNALIST AND PUBLISHER JOLIVIAN BIGLIERI.

  • Description

    FORMER ARGENTINIAN NAVAL COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, ADMIRAL BENIGNO VARELA, FOUGHT A 25-MINUTE DUEL IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, ON SUNDAY (3 NOVEMBER) WITH JOURNALIST AND PUBLISHER JOLIVIAN BIGLIERI. SENOR BIGLIERI WROTE IN HIS NEWSPAPER 'LA AUTONOMIA' THAT 'ANOTHER TRAITOR HAS GONE' WHEN THE ADMIRAL WAS RELIEVED OF HIS POST A MONTH AGO.

    THE DUEL WAS STOPPED BY THE DUEL DIRECTOR, SENOR SCIPUR ROZATTI, AFTER BOTH CONTESTANTS HAD BEEN WOUNDED. THE ADMIRAL - WHO WAS HURT FIRST - WAS CUT ON THE LEFT CHEEK AND EAR, AND SENOR BIGLIERI ON THE LEFT CHEEKBONE. BOTH MEN SAID THAT HONOUR WAS SATISFIED, BUT BOTH REFUSED RECONCILIATION AND THEY PARTED ON BAD TERMS.

    THE DUEL WITH SWORDS WAS THE FIRST IN ARGENTINA FOR TEN YEARS. IT WAS FOUGHT AT A COUNTRY ESTATE NEAR BUENOS AIRES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABUFJRV2NNXAWV9S3JX21LGTA1
    Media URN:
    VLVABUFJRV2NNXAWV9S3JX21LGTA1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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