Mysteries in the Archives

Ina   |   France

Marseille, Tuesday October 9th 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-blank 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?