France’s last duel – on YouTube!

 

France’s last official dueltook place in 1967 between two French parliamentarians; Gaston Defferre, Mayor of Marseilles and newspaper owner, who shouted “Taissez-vous, abruti!” (Shut it, moron!) at Gaullist deputy René Ribière.  Here is the non-fatal showdown over honour which ensued:

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