• Short Summary

    FRENCH POLICE HAVE FOILED A NEW PILOT TO ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT DE GAULLE, IT WAS ANNOUNCED TODAY (TUESDAY).

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    FRENCH POLICE HAVE FOILED A NEW PILOT TO ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT DE GAULLE, IT WAS ANNOUNCED TODAY (TUESDAY). A BOMB WAS DUE TO EXPLODE AT THE FOOT OF A STATUE AS THE FRENCH LEADER LAID A WREATH. SCENE OF THE WOULD-BE ASSASSINATION WAS THE TOWN OF SAINT HERMINE, DURING PRESIDENT DE GAULLE'S TOUR OF WESTERN FRANCE LAST WEEK.

    SIX MEN HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE PLOT -- ALLEGED BY FRENCH OFFICIALS TO HAVE BEEN ENGINEERED BY THE FORMER O.A.S. SECRET ARMY, WHICH ONCE CARRIED OUT A VIOLENT CAMPAIGN OF OPPOSITION TO INDEPENDENCE FOR ALGERIA.

    THE PLOTTERS PLANNED TO SET OFF THE BOMB BY REMOTE CONTROL AT THE FOOT OF A STATUE OF GEORGES CLEMENCEAU, THE FRENCH WORLD WAR ONE LEADER. THE ARRESTS WERE MADE BEFORE THE PRESIDENT'S TOUR BEGAN, AND THE BOMB WAS FOUND IN A GROCER'S SHOP.

    AFTER THE CEREMONY, PRESIDENT DE GAULLE CONTINUED HIS TOUR, APPARENTLY UNPERTURBED BY THIS THE SIXTH ASSASSINATIONS PLOT AGAINST HIM.

    THE PLOTTERS WERE IDENTIFIED AS A 27-YEAR-OLD STUDENT, 47-YEAR-OLD GROCER, A PHYSICIAN AGED 37, A SCHOOLTEACHER AGED 60, AN INSURANCE AGENT, AND A 36-YEAR-OLD FARMER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACPB1KVP1Z202NV5W6F5PT4Y6Z
    Media URN:
    VLVACPB1KVP1Z202NV5W6F5PT4Y6Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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