• Short Summary

    FILM FROM ALGERIA, SEPT. 22, SHOWS A LEANING TELEVISION MAST AT CAP MATIFOU NEAR ALGIERS, SEIZED AND DAMAGED BY MEMBERS OF THE SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION ON THE PREVIOUS NIGHT SHORTLY BEFORE A PIRATE BROADCAST BY EX-GENERALS SALAN AND GARDY.

  • Description

    FILM FROM ALGERIA, SEPT. 22, SHOWS A LEANING TELEVISION MAST AT CAP MATIFOU NEAR ALGIERS, SEIZED AND DAMAGED BY MEMBERS OF THE SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION ON THE PREVIOUS NIGHT SHORTLY BEFORE A PIRATE BROADCAST BY EX-GENERALS SALAN AND GARDY.

    FIFTEEN MEN IN PARACHUTE UNIFORM SURROUNDED THE OUTLYING TRANSMITTING STATION, DISARMED FOUR MARINES ON GUARD AND BLACKED OUT THE ALGIERS TELEVISION SERVICE. THEN, FROM A CLANDESTINE TRANSMITTER, SALAN CALLED FOR A CONCERTED HOISTING OF THE OAS FLAG ON SEPT. 25, A 20-MINUTE HALT OF ALL TRAFFIC IN ALGIERS ON SEPT. 28, AND A GENERAL STRIKE OF HALF AN HOUR ON OCT. 2.

    ON SEPT. 22, ALGIERS TELEVISION WAS AGAIN INTERRUPTED BY AN OAS BROADCAST. THE PICTURE FADED ON THE SCREEN, THREE SHORT AND TWO LONG BEATS - THE "ALGERIE FRANCAISE" SIGNAL - WERE HEARD ON A GONG, AND THE CLANDESTINE ANNOUNCER REPEATED SALAN'S APPEAL. HE ENDED WITH THE WORD: "COURAGE, VICTORY IS CLOSE." THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY AN ARABIC ADDRESS TO "OUR MUSLIM BROTHERS."
    AS 25,000 MEN OF THE ARMY AND POLICE STOOD BY AT STRATEGIC POINTS IN AND AROUND ALGIERS, PEOPLE IN THEIR KITCHENS BANGED SAUCEPANS AND MOTORISTS IN THE STREETS HONKED THEIR HORNS IN THE RHYTHM OF "ALGERIE FRANCAISE". PLASTIC BOMB THROWING CONTINUED AT A RATE OF 20 EXPLOSIONS A DAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA37L69FNRBNTM31WFI06NUQU84
    Media URN:
    VLVA37L69FNRBNTM31WFI06NUQU84
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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