• Short Summary

    GEORGES MARCEL WATIN, DESCRIBED BY THE FRENCH POLICE AS THE MOST DANGEROUS OAS LEADER STILL AT LARGE, WAS ARRESTED BY THE SWISS POLICE IN BERNE ON JANUARY 18TH.

  • Description

    1.
    CU STILL PICTURE OF WATIN
    0.09

    2.
    CU NAME "GRANDVILLARD" ZOOM BACK HOTEL
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    3.
    CU SIGN "HOTEL DE LA GARE"
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    4.
    ANGLE V. SIGN "HOTEL RESTAURANT"
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    5.
    LV PAN. INT. PEOPLE SEATED IN RESTAURANT
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    6.
    CU BAR
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    7.
    SV WAITRESS SERVES WINE TO MAN
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    8.
    SV WAITRESS WALKS TO TABLE
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    9.
    SV PAN. PEOPLE SEATED IN RESTAURANT
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    10.
    SV BEDROOM WHERE HE LIVED WITH HIS WIFE
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    11.
    SV MAID ATTENDING TO BED
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    12.
    SV TABLE IN ROOM WHERE WATIN USED TO WRITE
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    13.
    GV HOTEL DE LA GARE ZOOM IN TO HOTEL
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    14.
    GV COUNTRYSIDE
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    15.
    GV RIVER WHERE WATIN FISHED
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    16.
    GV PAN. COUNTRYSIDE TO HOTEL DE LA GARE
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: GEORGES MARCEL WATIN, DESCRIBED BY THE FRENCH POLICE AS THE MOST DANGEROUS OAS LEADER STILL AT LARGE, WAS ARRESTED BY THE SWISS POLICE IN BERNE ON JANUARY 18TH. THE FRENCH AUTHORITIES IMMEDIATELY REQUESTED HIS EXTRADITION BUT THIS WAS REFUSED BY THE SWISS GOVERNMENT.

    A SMALL MAN WITH A LIMP, WATIN IS ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN THE BRAINS BEHIND PLOTS TO ASSASSINATE GENERAL DE GAULLE AT THE MILITARY COLLEGE IN PARIS LAST YEAR, AND LATER AT PETIT CLAMART, A PARIS SUBURB. FOR HIS PART IN THESE ATTEMPTS, WATIN WAS SENTENCED TO DEATH IN HIS ABSENCE BY A FRENCH MILITARY TRIBUNAL LAST MARCH.

    ESCAPING TO SWITZERLAND, WATIN TOOK UP RESIDENCE IN BERNE, BUT IT WAS NOT UNTIL A FEW WEEKS AGO THAT THE FRENCH POLICE DISCOVERED HIS ADDRESS AT A HOTEL. IT IS THOUGHT THAT THE SWISS ARRESTED WATIN TO AVOID A REPEAT OF THE ARGOUD AFFAIR.

    EX-COLONEL ARGOUD, ANOTHER OAS LEADER, WAS MYSTERIOUSLY DUMPED OUTSIDE PARIS POLICE HEADQUARTERS AFTER BEING KIDNAPPED FROM WEST GERMANY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6SC5ZSDEPQQ37GGPN73H82H58
    Media URN:
    VLVA6SC5ZSDEPQQ37GGPN73H82H58
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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