Bal tragique à Colombey : 1 mort  

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"Bal tragique à Colombey : 1 mort" (English: Tragic ball at Colombey: 1 death) was the headline of Hara-Kiri Hebdo in November 1970, following the death of general de Gaulle at his home in Colombey-les-Deux-Églises.

The choice of the title refers to a tragedy of the same month: a fire at a discotheque where 146 people were killed. As a result, the magazine was immediately and permanently banned by the French authorities.

Charlie Hebdo was started immediately afterwards. Charlie in the title refers to general de Gaulle.



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