• Short Summary

    SINCE THE OFFICIAL END OF THE SEVEN-YEAR WAR IN ALGERIA, THE SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION HAVE STEPPED UP THEIR ACTIVITIES, ENGAGING IN BITTER STREET BATTLES WITH BOTH MOSLEMS AND FRENCH POLICE.

  • Description

    SINCE THE OFFICIAL END OF THE SEVEN-YEAR WAR IN ALGERIA, THE SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION HAVE STEPPED UP THEIR ACTIVITIES, ENGAGING IN BITTER STREET BATTLES WITH BOTH MOSLEMS AND FRENCH POLICE. MARCH 19, IN THE PORT OF ORAN, ONE OF MANY SUCH OUTBURSTS OCCURRED AT A POINT WHERE THE MOSLEMS SECTION BORDERS ON THE EUROPEAN QUARTER OF THE CITY.

    NO-ONE SEEMED ABLE TO PINPOINT THE SOURCE OF THE TROUBLE; AND WHEN FRENCH SECURITY FORCES MOVED IN, THEY APPEARED CONFUSED AS TO WHO OR WHERE THE ENEMY WAS. O.A.S. COMMANDOS, FROM ROOFTOP. VANTAGE POINTS, HAD FRENCH FORCES SEEKING THE SHELTER OF OVERHANGING BUILDINGS AS THEY SOUGHT TO ROUT OUT THE TROUBLE-MAKERS.

    FRENCH REINFORCEMENTS WERE HURRIED TO THE SCENE BY ARMOURED CAR AND THE FIGHTING GREW FIERCER. HEAVY GUNFIRE SHATTERED WINDOWS, SCARRED FACADES OF BUILDINGS AND RIPPED THROUGH METAL ON MOTOR-CARS.

    UNOFFICIAL CASUALTY FIGURES FOR THIS DAY'S FIGHTING IN ORAN WERE: EUROPEANS - 8 KILLED AND 26 WOUNDED. MOSLEMS - 50 KILLED WITH NO ESTIMATE FOR THOSE WOUNDED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6065RQDDPO4UPA06WV1L8NRV
    Media URN:
    VLVA6065RQDDPO4UPA06WV1L8NRV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1962
    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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