• Short Summary

    French Foreign Legion - noted for brave deeds in battle - is performing a mission of mercy and pacification in the Kabylia area of Algeria - close to the scene of France's "Operation Binoculars" against Algerian nationalist forces.

  • Description

    French Foreign Legion - noted for brave deeds in battle - is performing a mission of mercy and pacification in the Kabylia area of Algeria - close to the scene of France's "Operation Binoculars" against Algerian nationalist forces.

    The Legion's 1st Parachute Regiment - "The Green Berets" who have as their motto "No problems" - are helping to provide the local population with necessary supplies and services. One problem for the Legionnaires, however, is that neither they nor the village people speak much French.

    Typical of their new task, legionnaires work in a remote village. They have built a medical centre, and here the village people are cared for, and the children are given milk supplies.

    A track through the mountains the nearest town - 25 kilometres away - has been built by the Legion, and every morning two lorries take the villagers to do their shopping, returning at midday. Village previously made the journey by mule, taking two days.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA61SV7E4ABNN37AZRHUNKFXJMH
    Media URN:
    VLVA61SV7E4ABNN37AZRHUNKFXJMH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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