• Short Summary

    THE WIDOW OF SPANISH COMMUNIST LEADER JULIAN GRIMAU HAS MADE A STRONG ATTACK AGAINST GENERAL FRANCO OF SPAIN.

  • Description

    1.
    GV HOTEL PALAIS D'ORSAY.
    0.05

    2.
    CU SIGN.
    0.08

    3.
    MV SENORA GRIMAU, AND FOREIGN LAWYERS AT MADRID TRIAL, BEFORE MICROPHONES AT TABLE.
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    4.
    MV SENORA GRIMAU, SOF STARTS: "JE TIENS A DECLARER.....................A SUPPORTER MA DOULEUR" (WIDOW WEEPS)
    1.09

    5.
    GV "... LA REALITE... (SOF ENDS)... DE GUERRE CIVILE."
    1.32


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQS. 4 & 5: SENORA GRIMAU: I WANT TO DECLARE SOLEMNLY THAT THE ASSASSINATION OF MY HUSBAND IS POLITICAL ACT OF VENGEANCE AND HATE BY GENERAL FRANCO. THE VICTIM IN THIS CASE WAS MY HUSBAND. IT COULD HAVE BEEN OTHER ANTI-FRANCOISTS. IT IS MY DUTY, WITH ALL THE ENERGY WHICH REMAINS IN ME, TO DENOUNCE THIS CRIME... TO END, ALLOW ME TO EXPRESS TO YOU MY SINCERE THANKS FOR THE MANY ACTS OF HUMAN WARMTH SHOWN TO ME IN THESE DAYS, AND THAT HELP ME SO MUCH TO BEAR MY GRIEF...(SENORA GRIMAU WEEPS)... A QUARTER OF A CENTURY AFTER THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR, WHEN ALL SPANIARDS - NO MATTER ON WHAT SIDE THEY HAD FOUGHT - ARDENTLY DESIRE THAT A REGIME OF TOLERANCE AND PEACE SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED IN SPAIN, GENERAL FRANCO DEFIES THAT NATIONAL AND UNIVERSAL CONSCIENCE BY CARRYING ON A POLICY OF CIVIL WAR.




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    Background: THE WIDOW OF SPANISH COMMUNIST LEADER JULIAN GRIMAU HAS MADE A STRONG ATTACK AGAINST GENERAL FRANCO OF SPAIN.AT TODAY'S (WEDNESDAY'S) PRESS CONFERENCE IN PARIS, WHERE SHE LIVES, SHE ACCUSED HIM OF ASSASSINATED HER HUSBAND, EXECUTED LAST WEEK BY A FIRING SQUAD IN MADRID.SENORA GRIMAU, WHO'D COLLAPSED ON THE NEW OF THE EXECUTION LOOKED PALE AND SLIGHT BEFORE THE INTERNATIONAL PRESS CORPS AND AT TIMES WAS OVERCOME WITH EMOTION.

    SENORA GRIMAU ANNOUNCED A TWO-DAY (MAY 4-5) "CONFERENCE ON SPAIN" TO BE HELD IN PARIS AND ASKED PEOPLE OF ALL SHADES OF OPINION TO ATTEND TO HELP "END THE POLITICAL CRIMES IN SPAIN".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5EFQYDKHINGTM7GQ1W1PBM865
    Media URN:
    VLVA5EFQYDKHINGTM7GQ1W1PBM865
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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