Film: 1511

Newsreels + Film Magazines | 1930 | Sound | B/W


Assassination of the king of Yugoslavia 1930's

Arrival of King Alexander in Marseilles, France, by boat on 9 October 1934. Crowd of dignataries and ordinary people. Travels through the streets of Marseilles in an open car with the French foreign minister (NB also assassinated). Close ups of the two men waving cheerily to the attendant crowds. A convoy of cars. There is a sudden disturbance in the crowd, as a ripple passes through them. Two close ups of the dead King. Police controlling the crowds, policeman or soldier on horseback. The crowd surges (are they trying to catch the assassin?). Unidentified body. A young man tussles with policeman and civilian tries to restrain him. (end of film in mid-shot).

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