• Short Summary

    EIGHT DAYS AFTER THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL'S CALL FOR A CEASE-FIRE AND A RETURN TO?

  • Description

    EIGHT DAYS AFTER THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL'S CALL FOR A CEASE-FIRE AND A RETURN TO ORIGINAL POSITIONS OF FRENCH AND TUNISIAN TROOPS AT BIZERTA, BOTH SIDES REMAINED ENTRENCHED BEHIND SANDBAGS AND OTHER FORTIFICATIONS READY FOR RESUMED FIGHTING, JULY 30.

    BIZERTANS WATCHED IN FEAR OF RENEWED SKIRMISHES AS FRENCH TROOPS CONTINUED TO REINFORCE POSITIONS CAPTURED IN THEIR FOUR-DAY ATTACK. BIZERTA'S ATMOSPHERE IS THAT OF A MILITARY OCCUPIED TOWN, WITH SANDBAGS AROUND KEY POINTS AND GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS.

    MEANWHILE THE START OF THE EXODUS OF BIZERTA'S 17,000 FRENCH RESIDENTS WAS UNDERWAY. IN THE AIR, FRENCH AIR FORCE PLANES FROM BIZERTA INTENSIFIED WATCH FOR MOVEMENTS OF THE 15,000 ALGERIAN REBEL TROOPS CAMPED INSIDE THE TUNISIAN BORDER, FOLLOWING THE BREAKDOWN OF THE FRANCO-ALGERIAN PEACE TALKS AT LUGRIN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA59OI5GT1BBELAXSCPQT8BLQA3
    Media URN:
    VLVA59OI5GT1BBELAXSCPQT8BLQA3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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