• Short Summary

    With the country still caught in a political crisis, General Jorge Videla, the leader of a group of senior officers who forced Argentine Army Commander Alberto Laplane to quit, took over the job in his place on Thursday (28 August).

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    GV Honour guard band reviewed by Defence Minister Garrido and new C-in-c. Army Videla (3 shots)
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    SV Honour guard
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    SV Defence Minister announcing new C.in C.
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    CU Videla--new c. in C. shouting command to troops
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    SV New C. in C. Videla handing medal and flags to old army commander Laplane
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    SV Spectators
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    GV Parade (4 shots)
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    Initials BB/2325 PK/AH/BB/2345 ENDS/1715/1815



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: With the country still caught in a political crisis, General Jorge Videla, the leader of a group of senior officers who forced Argentine Army Commander Alberto Laplane to quit, took over the job in his place on Thursday (28 August).

    President Maria Estela Peron was forced to accept General videla, the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as the new army commander after talks lasting far into the night on Wednesday (27 August).

    The decision follows two days of tension, marked by troop movements, an army alert and left wing terrorist bomb attack -- as the five senior officers led by General videla demanded General Laplane's resignation.

    President Peron had rejected his resignation. But General Laplane -- the only senior officer who seemed to have some leanings towards the ruling Peronist Party -- finally convinced the President that he would have to go.

    President Peron said in a statement later that she considered that General Videla's appointment ended the military crises. But report from buenos Aires said that there was still uncertainty in the Army and the Government about the latest position.

    The military crisis was the latest in a series of major confrontations recently in which President Person has been forced to back down.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA543C7VGPQOMVASEZ71Y9YKZY1
    Media URN:
    VLVA543C7VGPQOMVASEZ71Y9YKZY1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/08/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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