• Short Summary

    WHILE POLICE PATROLLED NEARBY STREETS IN SEARCH OF TERRORISTS, A FUNERAL SERVICE WAS HELD IN ORAN CATHEDRAL, DEC 19, FOR THE ASSASSINATED HEAD OF FRENCH MILITARY INTELLIGENCE IN THE CITY, COLONEL PIERRE RANSON.

  • Description

    WHILE POLICE PATROLLED NEARBY STREETS IN SEARCH OF TERRORISTS, A FUNERAL SERVICE WAS HELD IN ORAN CATHEDRAL, DEC 19, FOR THE ASSASSINATED HEAD OF FRENCH MILITARY INTELLIGENCE IN THE CITY, COLONEL PIERRE RANSON.

    COLONEL RANSON, 43, WAS KILLED TWO NIGHTS BEFORE WHEN TERRORISTS OF THE SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION (O.A.S.) EXPLODED A PLASTIC TIME BOMB UNDER HIS BED.

    AMONG THE MOURNERS WERE GENERAL AILLERI, COMMANDER OF THE 10TH MILITARY REGION IN ALGERIA, OFFICERS COMMANDING THE ORAN ARMY CORPS, POLICE CHIEFS, LEADING CITIZENS, FRIENDS OF THE DEAD MAN AND MEMBERS OF THE 23RD REGIMENT.

    THE FLAG DRAPED COFFIN WAS TAKEN FROM THE CATHEDRAL TO THE NATIONAL CEMETERY IN ORAN.

    OBSERVERS SAY THE O.A.S. HAS INCREASED ITS ASSASSINATION CAMPAIGN RECENTLY, MAINLY AMONG DETECTIVES AND INTELLIGENCE AGENTS SENT TO ALGERIA FROM FRANCE TO TRY AND SMASH THE ORGANISATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5D6XQKFC3ORCSMHMP5IQILXEN
    Media URN:
    VLVA5D6XQKFC3ORCSMHMP5IQILXEN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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