• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT BEN BELLA OF ALGERIA HAS BEEN OVERTHROWN TODAY (SATURDAY) IN A COUP. FIRST NEWS?

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    PRESIDENT BEN BELLA OF ALGERIA HAS BEEN OVERTHROWN TODAY (SATURDAY) IN A COUP. FIRST NEWS THAT HE HAD BEEN DEPOSED CAME THIS MORNING AFTER ALGERIA CUT OFF ALL COMMUNICATION WITH THE OUTSIDE WORLD. AN OFFICIAL BROADCAST AT NOON DESCRIBED THE PRESIDENT AS "A DIABOLICAL DICTATOR", ADDING THAT HE'D BEEN CHARGED WITH TREASON.

    THE COUP IN LED BY THE DEPUTY PREMIER, COLONEL HOUARI BOUMEDIENNE, DEFENCE MINISTER AND CHIEF OF THE ARMY. HE'S BEEN BEN BELLA'S RIGHT-HAND MAN AND BACKED HIM DURING THE WAR AGAINST FRANCE. HE SEES ALGERIA ENJOYING A STRONGLY SOCIALIST FUTURE AND IN THE PAST HAS SAID THAT ALGERIA MUST ACCEPT HELP FROM WHEREVER IT CAN GET IT.

    AIR PASSENGERS ARRIVING IN PARIS SAID THEY'D HEARD SHOTS IN THE AREA OF THE PRESIDENT'S HOME, AND SEEN TANKS IN THE STREETS. AN OFFICIALS BROADCAST SAYS NO BLOOD HAS BEEN SHED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5AB6N4BK5D74OWUFSL5PB7J5F
    Media URN:
    VLVA5AB6N4BK5D74OWUFSL5PB7J5F
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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