• Short Summary

    In Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, on Friday night, 11th August, a small band of armed rebels seized two key buildings in the city in an attempt to overthrow the government of President Arturo Frondizi.

  • Description

    In Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, on Friday night, 11th August, a small band of armed rebels seized two key buildings in the city in an attempt to overthrow the government of President Arturo Frondizi.

    The headquarters of Radio Nacional and the telephone exchange were taken over, enabling the rebels to broadcast a revolutionary message before police moved in. The rebels, numbering about 50 according to the chief of police, were reported to have opened fire when the police arrived, but there were believed to have been no casualties and the police led away the captured men.

    In the early hours of Saturday morning, 12th August, Mr. Frondizi issued a communique declaring that the revolt had failed.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADOKZBMZVVTFFE1PMHO2OSYHY5
    Media URN:
    VLVADOKZBMZVVTFFE1PMHO2OSYHY5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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