Scenes at the Palais de Justice as military personnel arrive to hear sentence passed.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
LS Palais de Justice. MS Cameramen on steps of Palais de Justice on May 31st where five military and four civilian judges are to pass sentence on ex-Generals Challe and Zeller for leading a military revolt designed to keep Algeria French. MS General Guillot arriving. MS Arrival of Naval Lieutenant Guillaume and Lt. Favreau of the 1st Paratroop Regiment. MS Arrival of General De Pouilly. MS Pan with Rear Admiral Jozan, Commander in Chief of Moroccan Navy, as he climbs steps. MS Arrival of General Ingold. MS Arrival of General Gele with a friend. MS Arrival of High Commissioner Morin of Algeria. (2 shots). CUs Mme, Zeller wife of Governor General of Paris, André Zeller, waiting outside the Palais de Justice with her back to camera, she then crosses the road and enters.
MS and CU Group of reporters waiting in lounge of the Palais de Justice for result of trial. Various shots, reporters, cameramen, etc. leaving the Palais de Justice at the end of the trial. Various shots, Army VIPs, lawyers, etc. leaving the Palais, some cover their faces. MS Ex-generals Challe and Zeller leave, Challe (smoking pipe) shakes hands with lawyer, Zeller does the same. CU Notice over the entrance to the Court of Appeal, pan down to doors firmly shut.
Note: Date on original paperwork reads: 05/06/1961. Alternative spellings: Guillot / Gillot. The two generals were sentenced to 15 years imprisonment by a high military tribunal on May 31st for leading a military revolt designed to keep Algeria French. The sentence was read in the Palais de Justice courtroom. The sentence was considered lenient as the generals were facing the death penalty. There could be no appeal.