• Short Summary

    Assassination of King Alexander of Yugoslavia and Mr Barthou the French Foreign Minister.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "ASSASSINATION OF KING ALEXANDER - Vivid pictures from the scene of the tragedy at Marseilles."

    Marseilles, France.

    Pan along the ship 'Dubrovnik' which brought the King Alexander Karadjordjevic of Yugoslavia to Marseilles for a visit which will end in tragedy. Close up shot of the name on side of the ship. King Alexander onboard the ship with several dignitaries.

    King Alexander leaving the ship and steps onboard a barge to take him on shore. Yugoslavian flag flying. Barge arriving to shore. King leaving the barge - crowds around. King is received by the French Foreign Minister Mr Barthou. King, Minister and several dignitaries walking through the crowds to their car.

    Close up shot of the King and Mr Barthou in open car, chatting and smiling. Procession of cars driving through the crowded street. Various shots of the chaos on the street immediately after the assassination. Close up shot of dead King lying on the car seat. Crowds being pushed around, mounted police trying to restore order. More shots of the crowds being pushed around violently.

    French Foreign Minister Mr Barthou was mortally wounded and died in hospital shortly afterwards.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    799.12
    Media URN:
    9914
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:53:00 / 01:20:24:00
    Canister:
    34/82

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