On November 18th, a mass was celebrated in Santo Domingo for the 17 men who where executed following the assassination of former Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo.
Shot of Imbert standing..
President Garcia-Godoy, Vice President Delgado, Minister of State Commodore Caminero (on left)
Back shot of Imbert and wife..
LS Priest saying mass..
Imbert shakes hands with two men.. also women and widows..
Plaque:" Nov. 28, 1961"..
2 shots of priest..
Priest talks with Imbert and women
2 shots of wreath..
LS,Pan over to "30th of May" plaque where Trujillo assassinated
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Background: On November 18th, a mass was celebrated in Santo Domingo for the 17 men who where executed following the assassination of former Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo.
The night of May 30, 1961, former dictator and Dominican strongman Rafael Trujillo, was shot to death on a country road outside Santo Domingo while being driven to a rendezvous with his mistress.
Almost five months later, on the night of November 18, 1961, six men, who were allegedly in the conspiracy to kill Trujillo, were themselves murdered supposedly by the slain dictator's son, Ramfis.
The special mass on Thursday, November 18, was on the fourth anniversary of the killing of the plotters. High government officials both civilians and military were there, including President Garcia-Godoy and right-wing leader, General Antonio Imbert, who says he was the only member of the conspiracy against Trujillo to live through the experience.
Another service was held at the spot where the six were murdered. Their widows attended both services. Our film also shows the monument erected where Trujillo was gunned down.