• Short Summary

    An estimated 15,000 citizens of the French spa of Evian, beside Lake Geneva, attended the funeral of their Mayor, of Good Friday- seven days before the scheduled start of the Algerian peace talk as Evian.

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    GV Evian zoom to sign Evian les Bains
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    SLV Tilt down drapes outside town hall to people enter
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    SLV Wreath taken in
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    GV Dense crowd
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    SV Onlookers pan to clergy leave
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    CU Clergy
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    SV Coffin borne out
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    CU Man wipes eyes
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    GV Flag bearers pan to des dense crowd in background
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    GV High angle-big procession.
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    MV Flower-covered hearse
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    SLV Hearse pan to clergy enter church
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    SV Coffin borne from hearse to church
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    GV Rear View Mourners walk to church entrance pan to flags.
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    SCU Widow and daughter with other mourners
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    GV Mouners outside church pan to draped coffin.
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    Initials JRG/S/JF/AW


    Editors: Evian bomb 2269/61, Paris bomb 2361/61.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: An estimated 15,000 citizens of the French spa of Evian, beside Lake Geneva, attended the funeral of their Mayor, of Good Friday- seven days before the scheduled start of the Algerian peace talk as Evian.

    Believed carried out by French right-wing extremists proposed to President de Gaulle's policy on the future of Algeria- the killing of the Mayor was the worst terrorist attack against Frenchmen this year in France.

    The Mayor's widow and daughter were in deep mourning. The coffin, after lying at the Town Hall, was borne to the local church with an escort of civil dignitaries and veterans of the French wartime Resistance Movement of which the Mayor was a group leader.

    The day of the funeral, the Algerian Government-in-exile (FLN) confirmed their decision to postpone the peace talks at Evian. Reason:France also wanted to discuss Algeria with another Algerian nationalist movement (the minority MMA).

    The same day came another terrorist bomb outrage in the Paris Stock Exchange, seriously injuring three people. Again the bomb was believed planted by French right-wing fanatics.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA719EJOCG2AV6KF8C3PQ94IT4
    Media URN:
    VLVA719EJOCG2AV6KF8C3PQ94IT4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/04/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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