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Mysteries in the Archives: 1934 the Assassination of King Alexander of Yugoslavia - DVD/Mystères d'archives : 1934 assassinat du roi de Yougoslavie - DVD

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Marseille, Tuesday, October 9, 1934.

King Alexander I of Yugoslavia arrives in the port of Marseille for an official visit to France.  Several minutes later, he is shot point-black – killed by a Croatian nationalist opposed to his regime. 

The close-up filming of an assassination was a first in the history of cinema.  The footage revealed serious lapses in security. Why so many?  Why were the cameramen able to get so close to film the dying king?  What became of their footage? 

2009, 26 min 01 s

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