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  • Short Summary

    Former Premier of Vichy France is executed.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "LAVAL - THE END".

    France.

    Former Vichy Prime Minister Pierre Laval entering the court. Close up shot of Laval reading his defence. Various shots of Laval waving hands and protesting as the prosecutor starts talking.

    Empty chair where Laval was sitting. High angle shot of the people gathered around a newspaper with title informing of Laval's attempt to poison himself. Crowds gathered outside the jail. A police van with Laval in rides out of the prison yard. Several travelling shots of the van driving. Several shots of the police around the prison. Laval was shot as soon as he recovered from poisoning.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1153.21
    Media URN:
    39964
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1945
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:15:00 / 01:42:42:00
    Canister:
    45/85

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