• Short Summary

    FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE FRENCH SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION (O.A.S.) BEGAN ITS CAMPAIGN OF?

  • Description

    FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE FRENCH SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION (O.A.S.) BEGAN ITS CAMPAIGN OF VIOLENCE AGAINST THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT AT HOME IN ALGERIA, WEST GERMAN TROOPS ARE BEING USED TO COMBAT A REPORTED THREAT BY THE FOLLOWERS OF GENERAL SALAN. THE TROOPS HAVE BEEN MOVED TO GUARD THE POWERFUL TRANSMITTER OF EUROPE NO. 1., THE COMMERCIAL RADIO STATION, AT FELSBERG, CLOSE TO THE BORDER WITH FRANCE.

    IT WAS REPORTED THAT THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT HAD BEEN WARNED THAT THE O.A.S. WERE PLANNING TO TAKE OVER THE TRANSMITTER FOR BROADCASTING PROPAGANDA TO THE FRENCH PEOPLE. THE WEST GERMAN AUTHORITIES, TOLD OF A POSSIBLE THREAT TO THE FELSBERG TRANSMITTER, MOVED TROOPS TO PATROL THE AREA. THE WEST GERMAN TROOPS WERE QUICK TO KEEP SIGHTSEERS AWAY; AND OUR CAMERAMEN WAS TOLD BY AN OFFICER TO STOP FILMING.

    WHILE PRECAUTIONS WERE BEING TAKEN IN WEST GERMANY TO GUARD THE STATION, WHICH BROADCASTS DAILY IN FRENCH, GERMAN AND ENGLISH, THERE WERE REPORTS FROM FRANCE OF A GROWING ANTI-O.A.S. CAMPAIGN AMONG POLITICAL AND EX-SERVICEMEN'S GROUPS, SICKENED BY THE CONTINUOUS BOMB OUTRAGES AND SHOOTINGS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1JDXHLNPR4ZHPHHAEQXTCC764
    Media URN:
    VLVA1JDXHLNPR4ZHPHHAEQXTCC764
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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