It was only five months after the historic army coup in Algiers on May 13, but the army decided it was as good a time as any to hold a celebration parade, October 13.
LV. GENERAL SALAN WALKS OUT TO SALUTS.
SV. TROOPS AND FLAG.
LV. FLAG IN FOREGROUND. SALAN IN BACKGROUND SALUTING.
SV. PAN SOLDIERS AT SALUTE.
LV. SALAN INSPECTS AND SHAKES HANDS WITH SOLDIER.
CU. GENERAL JOUHAUD AND MASSU FOLLOWING.
SV. GENERAL SALAN WALKS TO FLAG.
SV. GENERAL SALAN PRESENTS SMALL STANDARD TO SOLDIER.
CU. GENERAL MASSU PRESENTS SMALL STANDARD TO SOLDIER.
SV. GENERAL JOUHAUD DITTO.
CU. GENERAL JOUHAUD DITTO.
TV. TROOPS AND CROWD.
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Background: It was only five months after the historic army coup in Algiers on May 13, but the army decided it was as good a time as any to hold a celebration parade, October 13.
Generals Salan, Jouhaud and Massu were on the saluting base for the march past of the 11th Battalion of the United Territorial.
And the soldiers got a big hand from General Salan who told them that they had played a large part in bringing about the new Constitution.
But some day came something of damper - an order from General de Gaulle telling the army that they must withdraw immediately from political activity in Algeria to clear the way for free elections there on November 23.
De Gaulle letter told General Salan that he insisted on having a free election in which all persons living in Algeria, no matter what their views might be, could take part.