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.
GV Evian zoom to sign Evian les Bains
SLV Tilt down drapes outside town hall to people enter
SLV Wreath taken in
GV Dense crowd
SV Onlookers pan to clergy leave
SV Coffin borne out
CU Man wipes eyes
GV Flag bearers pan to des dense crowd in background
GV High angle-big procession.
MV Flower-covered hearse
SLV Hearse pan to clergy enter church
SV Coffin borne from hearse to church
GV Rear View Mourners walk to church entrance pan to flags.
SCU Widow and daughter with other mourners
GV Mouners outside church pan to draped coffin.
Editors: Evian bomb 2269/61, Paris bomb 2361/61.
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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.