• Short Summary

    THREE BOMBS WHICH EXPLODED IN THE UNIVERSITY OF ALGIERS, IN THE CENTRE OF THE CITY, JUNE 7, BADLY DAMAGED THE LIBRARY CONTAINING MORE THAN HALF A MILLION BOOKS, AND DESTROYED THE MAIN SECTIONS OF THE FACULTIES OF LAW, SCIENCE AND MEDICINE.

  • Description

    THREE BOMBS WHICH EXPLODED IN THE UNIVERSITY OF ALGIERS, IN THE CENTRE OF THE CITY, JUNE 7, BADLY DAMAGED THE LIBRARY CONTAINING MORE THAN HALF A MILLION BOOKS, AND DESTROYED THE MAIN SECTIONS OF THE FACULTIES OF LAW, SCIENCE AND MEDICINE. THE OUTRAGE CAME THE DAY AFTER AN ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE O.A.S. RADIO THAT THE SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION WAS EMBARKING ON A "SCORCHED EARTH" POLICY.

    HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WATCHED FROM THEIR BALCONIES AS FLAMES ROSE 75 FEET IN THE AIR. A HELICOPTER REPORTED FRESH OUTBREAKS TO THE FIRE BRIGADES FIGHTING THE FLAMES AND TO VOLUNTEERS WHO WERE SEARCHING FOR UNEXPLORED BOMBS IN THE BUILDING.

    THE STUDENTS OF ALGIERS, 95 PER CENT OF WHOM ARE REPORTED TO SUPPORT THE O.A.S., ARE ALLEGED TO HAVE RESOLVED SOME TIME AGO THAT "THEIR" UNIVERSITY SHOULD NOT BE HANDED OVER TO THE NEW ALGERIAN REPUBLIC WHEN INDEPENDENCE WAS DECLARED.

    CROWDS OF EUROPEANS GATHERED IN THE STREET CHEERED AS THE BUILDINGS WENT UP IN SMOKE. MEMBERS OF THE O.A.S. ALSO DESTROYED A HIGH SCHOOL NEAR THE UNIVERSITY, A GIRL'S COLLEGE AND SCHOOL IN THE EUROPEAN WORKING CLASS SUBURB OF BAB-EL-OUED, AND THE TOWN HALL IN EL BIAR SUBURB. THEY CARRIED OUT TWO ROBBERIES WITH VIOLENCE AND COLLECTED MORE THAN GBP20,000.

    NEXT DAY, JUNE 8, BOMB SQUADS BLEW UP THE MAIN TAX OFFICES AND A BOYS' SCHOOL IN THE CITY CENTRE. A SUBURBAN POST OFFICE WAS ALSO WRECKED. LATER IN THE DAY, A COMMAND UNIT OF THE ORGANISATION ATTACKED ALGIERS RADIO STATION MINUTES AFTER A SPEECH BY PRESIDENT DE GAULLE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA55JI8XK820WT0SAZZU4L2B3F0
    Media URN:
    VLVA55JI8XK820WT0SAZZU4L2B3F0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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