The Tragedy of Vincendon and Henry in Chamonix, France in 1957.
FRANCE - CIRCA 1957: January 3, 9h00: the Alouette II take off from Chamonix - 9h10, the Alouette are landed, in turn, near the Vallot refuge and evacuate the crew of the S-58 (squadron leader Santini and warrant officer Blanc) as well as the guides (Honore Bonnet and Charles German) - 10h50, Alouette II fly over the S-58 wreck : no sign of life on board - 11h30, the rescue operation is declared finished - The mountaineers bodies will be taken down only in spring. (Photo by REPORTERS ASSOCIES/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
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January 01, 1957
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