• Short Summary

    FOLLOWING THE CONSTANT INCREASE OF MOSLEM CASUALTIES IN THE EUROPEAN PART OF ALGIERS, DUE TO SURPRISE ATTACKS IN THE STREETS BY MEMBERS OF THE SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION O.

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    FOLLOWING THE CONSTANT INCREASE OF MOSLEM CASUALTIES IN THE EUROPEAN PART OF ALGIERS, DUE TO SURPRISE ATTACKS IN THE STREETS BY MEMBERS OF THE SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION O.A.S., THE MOSLEM ARMY AUTHORITIES OF THE F.L.N. HAVE SET UP EMERGENCY HOSPITALS IN THE CASBAH.

    PREVIOUSLY, MOSLEMS INJURED IN THE EUROPEAN QUARTER WERE TAKEN TO EUROPEAN HOSPITALS, WHERE STAFF AND EQUIPMENT WERE ALREADY OVERTAXED BY A CONTINUOUS INFLUX OF FRENCH O.A.S. VICTIMS. ALSO, THERE WERE UGLY RUMOURS CIRCULATING IN THE CASBAH, ALLEGING THAT WOUNDED AND SICK MOSLEMS ADMITTED TO EUROPEAN HEALTH CENTRES HAD BEEN PUT TO DEATH THERE.

    THE LOCATION OF THE NEW F.L.N. EMERGENCY HOSPITALS - IN PRIVATE HOUSES, SCHOOLS AND OTHER BUILDINGS IN THE CASBAH - IS GENERALLY KEPT SECRET AND THE WARDS ARE UNDER HEAVY GUARD TO PREVENT O.A.S. RAIDS. MOSLEM DOCTORS ARE ASSISTED BY SEVERAL EUROPEANS IN THE TASK OF TENDING TO THE SICK AND WOUNDED, MEDICAL SUPPLIES ARE LARGELY FINANCED BY PRIVATE DONATION, AND MANY YOUNG VOLUNTEERS WORK IN THE DISPENSARIES.

    SINCE MARCH 19, WHEN THE CEASE-FIRE CAME INTO EFFECT AFTER SEVEN YEARS' FIGHTING BETWEEN FRANCE AND THE ALGERIAN NATIONALISTS, MORE THAN 2,500 CASUALTIES HAVE BEEN SUFFERED IN TERRORIST ATTACKS THROUGHOUT ALGERIA. ABOUT 1,000 OF THEM WERE KILLED, INCLUDING MORE THAN 800 MOSLEMS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3IDSUNBOIWZH08TE66UCVWH85
    Media URN:
    VLVA3IDSUNBOIWZH08TE66UCVWH85
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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