Almost Perfect Crime - The Henriette Caillaux Affair

55m 02s

Joseph Caillaux, Minister of Finance, underwent a violent press campaign carried out by Le Figaro and led by Gaston Calmette. On 16th March 1914, after her husband had endured months of vicious attacks, Henriette Caillaux, his wife, bought a firearm and went to the headquarters of Le Figaro, gun hidden in a fur sleeve.