The last known duel in France took place in 1967, when Gaston Defferre insulted René Ribière at the French Parliament and was subsequently challenged to a duel fought with swords. Here's the newsreel footage of the duel

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  • The last known duel in France took place in 1967, when Gaston Defferre insulted René Ribière at the French Parliament and was subsequently challenged to a duel fought with swords. Here's the newsreel footage of the duel
  • 1967 Epee Duel Deffere vs. Ribiere. Had no idea people were duelling so far into the 20th century. Interesting also for the close up views of duelling epees. They really do look a lot like fencing epees
  • Newsreel footage of one of the last duels in France. The duel was in 1967 between Gaston Deffere and Rene Ribiere, both delegates at the French National Assembly
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  • The last sword duel, in France in 1967
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