• Short Summary

    ONE NEWS STORY - AND ONE ONLY - DOMINATED THE NEWSPAPERS OF PARIS, FRANCE, MAR 19.

  • Description

    ONE NEWS STORY - AND ONE ONLY - DOMINATED THE NEWSPAPERS OF PARIS, FRANCE, MAR 19. IT WAS THE FRANCO-FLN CEASE-FIRE IN ALGERIA, WHICH TOOK EFFECT AT MIDDAY. THE AGREEMENT WAS SIGNED THE PREVIOUS DAY AT EVIAN, ON THE SHORES OF LAKE GENEVA, BETWEEN THE FRENCH AND THE NATIONALISTS.

    "MIDDAY: CEASE-FIRE IN ALGERIA", SAID LE FIGARO, WHILE LE PARISIEN PROCLAIMED: "CEASE-FIRE IS CONCLUDED - ACCORD AT EVIAN WITH FLN". FRANCE-SOIR'S HEADLINE READ "ORDER TO THE ARMY - CEASE-FIRE AT MIDDAY THROUGHOUT ALGERIA". IN GIANT TYPE, PARIS JOUR SUMMED UP THE SITUATION: "THIS IS THE END".

    IN THE AFTERNOON, AFTER THE CEASE-FIRE, AN EMERGENCY SESSION OF THE FRENCH CABINET WAS HELD AT THE ELYSEE PALACE. AMONG THOSE FILMED ARRIVING WERE: M. FREY (INTERIOR), M. MESSMER (ARMED FORCES), M. D'ESTAING (FINANCE AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS), M. MISSOFFE (SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INTERNAL TRADE), M. COUVE DE MURVILLE (FOREIGN AFFAIRS), M. DE BROGLIE (SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE SAHARA AND OVERSEAS TERRITORIES AND DEPARTMENTS), PRIME MINISTER DEBRE, AND M. JOXE (ALGERIAN AFFAIRS).

    M.DE BROGLIE AND M.JOXE WERE TWO OF THE FRENCH NEGOTIATORS AT EVIAN, THE CABINET PUT INTO EFFECT THE DETAILS OF THE CEASE-FIRE AGREEMENT. THE CABINET ALSO APPOINTED M. CHRISTIAN FOUCHET, FRENCH AMBASSADOR TO DENMARK, TO THE KEY POSITION OF FRENCH HIGH COMMISSIONER IN ALGERIA.

    HE IS AGED 51 YEARS AND A SPECIALIST IN NORTH AFRICAN AFFAIRS, M.FOUCHET HAS BEEN A SUPPORTER OF PRESIDENT DE GAULLE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2RHADU5LSBYWUKBLZ4QUVR86
    Media URN:
    VLVA2RHADU5LSBYWUKBLZ4QUVR86
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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