• Short Summary

    Near the oil-wells of Hassi R'Mel - between Laghouat and Ghardais - in the French Sahara Visnews recently filmed manoeuvres of French airborne troops under General Challe.

  • Description

    Near the oil-wells of Hassi R'Mel - between Laghouat and Ghardais - in the French Sahara Visnews recently filmed manoeuvres of French airborne troops under General Challe.

    During the exercise 40 jeeps, 4 trailers, 6 recoilless 10.6-cm guns, 3 12-cm mortars and other material and personnel were dropped by 29 Nord-2501 transport planes.

    Hassi M'Rel is the third important oil field in the Sahara. Oil was struck here only last month. A sum of GBP97M. has been allotted by the French Government for the development of Sahara oil schemes.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2N5SOYAFKWF1ZF3PHYV6FJMCX
    Media URN:
    VLVA2N5SOYAFKWF1ZF3PHYV6FJMCX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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