• Short Summary

    WITH THE SELF-DETERMINATION REFERENDUM DUE TO TAKE PLACE ON JULY 1, MEETINGS ARE BEING HELD IN TOWNS AND VILLAGES THROUGHOUT ALGERIA TO DISCUSS THE COUNTRY'S FUTURE.

  • Description

    WITH THE SELF-DETERMINATION REFERENDUM DUE TO TAKE PLACE ON JULY 1, MEETINGS ARE BEING HELD IN TOWNS AND VILLAGES THROUGHOUT ALGERIA TO DISCUSS THE COUNTRY'S FUTURE. AT A RECENT MEETING IN ARBA, SOME 50-KILOMETRES FROM ALGIERS, SI MOKTAR, A LOCAL F.L.N. LEADER ADDRESSED A CROWD OF MORE THAN 20,000 PEOPLE FROM THE SURROUNDING AREA.

    THERE WAS AN ATMOSPHERE OF A COUNTRY FAIR ABOUT THE MEETING, WHICH BEGAN WITH A PARADE BY A DETACHMENT OF UNIFORMED F.L.N. TROOPS, FOLLOWED BY THE LOCAL BOY SCOUT TROOP AND CHILDREN DRESSED IN THE NATIONALIST COLOURS OF GREEN AND WHITE.

    AS THE CROWD GATHERED ROUND THE SPEAKER'S DAIS, THOSE ON THE OUTSKIRTS CLIMBED TREES AND THE NETTING AROUND A TENNIS COURT TO GET A BETTER VIEW.

    AS REFERENDUM-DAY DRAWS NEAR, THE ACTIVITIES OF THE SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION DIFFER WIDELY IN THE TWO MONTH CITIES - ALGIERS AND ORAN, THE FORMER SEEMS TO HAVE SETTLED DOWN TO COMPARATIVE PEACE, WHILE THE LATTER ERUPTED IN FLAMES JUNE 25 AS DIE-HARD O.A.S. LEADERS REAFFIRMED THEIR DETERMINATION TO DESTROY EVERYTHING BUILT OR DEVELOPED BY EUROPEANS. TEN LARGE OIL STORAGE TANKS WERE SET ALIGHT AFTER 24 EXPLOSIONS IN THE PREVIOUS 30 HOURS. SHIPS WAITING TO TAKE ABOARD REFUGEES QUEUING ON THE QUAYSIDE, WERE FORCED TO MOVE OUT TO SEA BY THE INTENSE HEAT. IT HAS BEEN ESTIMATED THAT AT LEAST A QUARTER OF THE EUROPEAN POPULATION IN ALGERIA HAVE RETURNED TO METROPOLITAN FRANCE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA59ITD70SPAL22PYRJMWGIEOCZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA59ITD70SPAL22PYRJMWGIEOCZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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