• Short Summary

    SHATTERED WALLS, WRECKED DOORS AND WINDOWS, TWISTED BEDSTEADS AND DANGLING RADIATORS WERE ALL THAT REMAINED, MAY 7, OF THE CLINIQUE DES CRETES, A HOSPITAL IN THE EUROPEAN LA REDOUTE QUARTER OF ALGIERS WHICH BORDERS ON THE MOSLEM BELCOURT AREA.

  • Description

    SHATTERED WALLS, WRECKED DOORS AND WINDOWS, TWISTED BEDSTEADS AND DANGLING RADIATORS WERE ALL THAT REMAINED, MAY 7, OF THE CLINIQUE DES CRETES, A HOSPITAL IN THE EUROPEAN LA REDOUTE QUARTER OF ALGIERS WHICH BORDERS ON THE MOSLEM BELCOURT AREA.

    THREE PLASTIC BOMBS PLANTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION O.A.S. ON MAY 6 RENDERED THE BUILDING USELESS AFTER THE PREVIOUS DAY'S PLUNDERING BY A BAND OF MOSLEMS WHO DROVE UP WITH LORRIES AND TOOK AWAY 1 MILLION NEW FRANCS' WORTH OF MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES, INCLUDING AN OPERATING TABLE, SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS, OXYGEN TENTS AND A REFRIGERATOR.

    THE MOSLEMS BROKE INTO THE HOSPITAL - WHICH HAD PREVIOUSLY ACCOMMODATED 300 PATIENTS WHO WERE EVACUATED FOLLOWING A SERIES OF O.A.S. BOMB ATTEMPTS - AND RANSACKED IT TO EQUIP SOME OF THE NEWLY ESTABLISHED SECRET TREATMENT CENTRES SET UP BY THE F.L.N. IN THE BACK ALLEYS OF THE CASBAH. THE FINAL DESTRUCTION OF THE EMPTY CLINIC BY THE O.A.S. WAS SEEN AS AN ATTEMPT TO PREVENT THE MOSLEMS FROM HELPING THEMSELVES TO MEDICAL SUPPLIES OF WHICH THERE IS A GREAT LACK IN THE CASBAH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA39CI877Z58WEX5N0ME95M4WN4
    Media URN:
    VLVA39CI877Z58WEX5N0ME95M4WN4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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