Two politicians fought for their honour in 1967 after one shouted ‘Shut up, ...

Fascinating footage shows France’s last ever duel: Two politicians fought for their honour in 1967 after one shouted ‘Shut up, stupid!’ at the other Gaston Defferre and Rene Ribière fought for their honour in Neuilly-sur-Seine Ribière was to be married the following day and Defferre vowed not to kill him Jean de Lipkowskiin ended the combat after Ribière was struck by Defferre twice

By Chiara Fiorillo For Mailonline

Published: 09:06 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 09:22 BST, 3 May 2019

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Fascinating black and white footage showing France's last ever duel has emerged.

It features two French politicians fighting for their honour on April 20, 1967.

The duel between Marseille mayor Gaston Defferre and another politician named Rene Ribière was performed with épées, the largest type of swords used in fencing.

The duel between politicians Gaston Defferre and Rene Ribière was performed with épées

The duel between politicians Gaston Defferre and Rene Ribière was performed with épées

The combat took place in a private property in Neuilly-sur-Seine, west of Paris in April 1967

The combat took place in a private property in Neuilly-sur-Seine, west of Paris in April 1967

The combat took place after Defferre yelled 'Taisez-vous, abruti!' ('Shut up,

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