The Press: Leogionnaire Piston

Legionnaire Piston

When mad Paul Gorgulov shot France's President Paul Doumer last May, a group of newsphotographers were witnesses. They had their lenses focussed on the President to snap him as he autographed book for War veterans' benefit. The Picture of the Century—the assassination —occurred at that moment. Bearded Louis Piston, who has been photographing celebrities around Paris for 45 years, dropped his flash, swung his camera overhead, clubbed Assassin Gorgulov with it. Photographer Piston got no picture. Last week it became known that he had been elevated to the Legion of...

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