By Chiara Fiorillo For Mailonline
Published: 09:06 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 09:22 BST, 3 May 2019
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 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,