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Infamous assassinations. Episode 18, The attempts on General de Gaulle [electronic resource] / producer/directors, Jonathan Martin, Nicolas Wright ; produced by Nugus/Martin Productions Ltd. for BBC Worldwide Ltd.

Publication:
London, England : BBC Worldwide, 2007.
Format/Description:
Video
1 online resource (27 minutes)
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Other Title:
Attempts on General de Gaulle
Academic Video Online.
Subjects:
Gaulle, Charles de, 1890-1970 -- Assassination attempts.
Attempted assassination -- France.
Generals -- Assassination attempts -- France.
Form/Genre:
Documentary television programs.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
video file
Summary:
Get ready to witness the 20th Century's most damaging and outrageous assassination attempts, first-hand. From the assassination of John F Kennedy to the gunning down of Mahatma Gandhi, the tragic shooting of John Lennon to the brutal bombing of one of Hitler's henchmen, this series brings you as close to the killers as the cameramen themselves - which sometimes means just a few feet. Using rare archive footage and reconstructions, each episode focuses on a different story, from attacks on royalty, politicians and guerrilla leaders to media personalities who all, for one reason or another, stepped in the way of an assassin determined to bring their life to an end. Many of their motives have remained shrouded in mystery. Until now ... There were three attempts to kill General de Gaulle, all of which were unsuccessful. The first was by German snipers in Paris 1945. The second was on 8 September 1961, when a plastic charge was fired at his car by a gang controlled by Raoul Salan. The third attempt was on 22 August 1962, when his car was raked by machine-gun fire which shattered the rear window and burst two tires. The General escaped all three attempts, but was there a fourth which was not reported?
Participant:
Narrated by Robert Powell.
Notes:
Title from resource description page (viewed April 25, 2019).
Contributor:
Martin, Jonathan, director, producer.
Wright, Nicolas (Television director and producer), director, producer.
Nugus/Martin Productions, Ltd., production company.
Alexander Street Press.
OCLC:
1101014102
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.