• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    1.
    LV PAN..TRUCK ALONG ROAD, SIGN POST "BIZERTA"
    0.07

    2.
    GV STREET SCENE, MONUMENT IN CENTRE OF ROAD
    0.11

    3.
    GV BUILDINGS IN BIZERTA
    0.15

    4.
    GV FERRY
    0.18

    5.
    SV 2 SOLDIERS
    0.20

    6.
    SV MAN WINDS BARRIER FOR FERRY
    0.22

    7.
    SV PAN..TRUCK PASSES OVER
    0.28

    8.
    GV BARGES ON CANAL
    0.32

    9.
    LV LAUNCH ALONG CANAL
    0.36

    10.
    GV GOVERNMENT BUILDING
    0.40

    11.
    LV SANDBAGGED BUILDINGS
    0.43

    12.
    SV MAN WITH BASKET OF FOOD ON HEAD
    0.46

    13.
    LV MAN CARRIES FOOD
    0.50

    14.
    LV 3 MEN PUSH CART WITH FLOUR
    0.55

    15.
    CU MAN UNLOADS BACK ON GROUND
    0.59

    16.
    SV MEN WITH BREAD IN CART
    1.03

    17.
    CU MEN SORT BREAD
    1.06

    18.
    GV ARMY LORRY UNLOADS SANDBAGS
    1.08

    19.
    SV DITTO
    1.11

    20.
    LV ARMOURED CAR PATROL ROAD
    1.17

    21.
    GV ARMOURED CAR WITH MACHINE GUN AT ROAD SIDE
    1.20



    Initials JRG/S/JH/BB PC/S/JH/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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  • Data

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

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