• Short Summary

    SOME 5,000 ALGERIAN UNIVERSITY AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THEY MUST REPORT TO ARMY, NAVY, AND AIR FORCE BASES FOR 45 DAYS OF COMPULSORY MILITARY TRAINING.

  • Description

    SOME 5,000 ALGERIAN UNIVERSITY AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THEY MUST REPORT TO ARMY, NAVY, AND AIR FORCE BASES FOR 45 DAYS OF COMPULSORY MILITARY TRAINING.

    THEY ARE THE FIRST CONTINGENT OF YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN WHO WILL BE TAUGHT HOW TO USE ARMS UNDER THE GOVERNMENT'S NEW MILITARY TRAINING SCHEME FOR CIVILIANS.

    UNDER THE SCHEME - LAUNCHED BY PREMIER HOUARI BOUMEDIENNE AFTER THE MIDDLE EAST WAR BROKE OUT -- THOUSANDS OF ALGERIANS WILL UNDERGO LONG, MEDIUM, AND SHORT PERIODS OF COMPULSORY MILITARY TRAINING. STUDENTS MUST DO 45 DAYS.

    OUR FILM SHOWS THE FIRST STUDENTS ENROLING WITH TRADITIONAL MEDICAL CHECK-UP AS THEIR FORETASTE OF SERVICE WITH THE ARMED FORCES.

    AMONG THE FIRST CONTINGENT WERE MORE THAN 100 GIRLS. THEY WERE TOLD TO REPORT TO ARMY MEDICAL CENTRES AND ANOTHER NON-COMBATANT UNITS. BUT ACCORDING TO ALGIERS RADIO, ALGERIAN WOMEN SOLDIERS HAVE ALREADY BEEN IN ACTION IN THE BITTER CLASHES WITH ISRAELI FORCES ALONG THE SUEZ CANAL.

    ON SUNDAY, THE RADIO SAID ALGERIAN WOMEN WERE SEEN TAKING PART IN THE FIGHTING, NOTABLY IN ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTERIES. IT SAID THAT 75 GIRL STUDENTS WERE TO HAVE A 45 DAY ACCELERATED TRAINING COURSE AS FIGHTER AND BOMBER PILOTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA41EYP2MUTG0AXF5KFMT1045XE
    Media URN:
    VLVA41EYP2MUTG0AXF5KFMT1045XE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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