• Short Summary

    THREE CHILDREN KIDNAPPED FROM A ROAD NEAR POITIERS, WESTERN FRANCE, LAST MONDAY NIGHT (SEPTEMBER 21) ON THEIR WAY HOME FROM SCHOOL, WERE REUNITED WITH THEIR PARENTS TODAY (FRIDAY) AFTER THEY WERE FOUND PLAYING BY A ROADSIDE NEAR BORDEAUX, ABOUT 135 MILES (220 KILOMETRES) AWAY.

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXT. POLICE STATION
    0.04

    2.
    CU SIGN SAYING 'GENDARMERIE'
    0.06

    3.
    GV THREE CHILDREN WITH MOTHER OUTSIDE POLICE STATION
    0.11

    4.
    SV REPORTERS
    0.13

    5.
    SV TWO CHILDREN WITH FATHER PAN TO THIRD CHILD WITH MOTHER
    0.18

    6.
    CU THREE CHILDREN PAN TO FATHER
    0.25

    7.
    SV CHILDREN AND FATHER LEAVING POLICE STATION
    0.29

    8.
    SV MOTHER ENTERING CAR
    0.31

    9.
    SV MOTHER AND FATHER AND CHILD IN BACK OF CAR PAN TO POLICE DRIVER
    0.36

    10.
    GV CAR DRIVING AWAY
    0.39

    11.
    GV BACK OF BOTH CARS DRIVING OFF
    0.42

    12.
    GV SIGN SAYING BORDEAUX 4 KM
    0.45

    13.
    SV POLICEMAN STOPPING CAR
    0.50

    14.
    CU CHECKING CAR
    0.56

    15.
    GV DITTO
    0.59

    16.
    SGV POLICEMAN HANDING LICENSE TO DRIVER
    1.03

    17.
    GV CAR DRIVING OFF
    1.08



    Initials RM/S/MGT/PN


    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE VISNEWS PRODUCTION NUMBER 8870/64 "INTENSIVE SEARCH PRECEDES DISCOVERY OF KIDNAPPED CHILDREN " SERVICED TODAY (25TH SEPT.) ALSO REFERS.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THREE CHILDREN KIDNAPPED FROM A ROAD NEAR POITIERS, WESTERN FRANCE, LAST MONDAY NIGHT (SEPTEMBER 21) ON THEIR WAY HOME FROM SCHOOL, WERE REUNITED WITH THEIR PARENTS TODAY (FRIDAY) AFTER THEY WERE FOUND PLAYING BY A ROADSIDE NEAR BORDEAUX, ABOUT 135 MILES (220 KILOMETRES) AWAY.

    THE CHILDREN, PATRICK AND CHRISTINE GUILLON, AGED FIVE AND SIX, AND JOEL BIET, AGED FIVE, SAID THEY HAD BEEN DRIVEN TO THE SPOT BY A MAN AND A WOMAN.

    THE KIDNAPPERS, IN SUCCESSIVE NOTES, HAD DEMANDED A RANSOM OF ONE-MILLION FRANCS (ABOUT GBP70,000 STERLING) FOR THE CHILDREN, AND HAD THREATENED TO KILL THE CHILDREN IF THE RANSOM WAS NOT PAID.

    POLICE BELIEVE THE KIDNAPPERS RELEASED THE CHILDREN, UNHARMED, WITHOUT THE RANSOM HAVING BEEN PAID, BECAUSE OF THE WIDESPREAD SEARCH CONDUCTED BY A LARGE CONTINGENT OF POLICE AND VOLUNTEERS ALL THIS WEEK.

    THE SEARCH FOR THE KIDNAPPERS IS NOW BEING STEPPED UP, WITH MORE THAN 100,000 MEN TAKING PART. THE INTERIOR MINISTER HAS ORDERED EVERY DEPARTMENTAL PREFECT IN FRANCE TO MOBILISE ALL AVAILABLE FORCES.

    BORDEAUX POLICE SAID THEY WERE PARTICULARLY LOOKING FOR A 25-YEAR-OLD WOMAN CALLED NICOLE, FORMERLY OF POITIERS, AND A PALE BLUE SIMCA BEAULIEU CAR BELIEVED TO BE OWNED BY HER.

    AT THE POLICE STATION, THE CHILDREN WERE WASHED AND GIVEN SOMETHING TO EAT BEFORE THEIR PARENTS ARRIVED TO TAKE THEM HOME. CHRISTINE SAID SHE AND THE TWO BOYS HAD EATEN AND SLEPT IN A CAR SINCE THEY WERE TAKEN AWAY, AND WERE HIDDEN UNDER BLANKETS WHEN THEY WERE APPROACHING A TOWN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABDLD9TYX0A7VLEJNLFZ01FGQH
    Media URN:
    VLVABDLD9TYX0A7VLEJNLFZ01FGQH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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