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.
GV. of village
STV. PAN.. lorry arrives
CV. Soldier in F.L., village in B.G.
SV. Bottles given to villagers
SV. Handing goods from lorry
SCV. PAN..sack of flour carried away
LV. Women with sack of flour away
LV. Villagers away with food, etc.
SV. Flour unloaded from another lorry
SV. Loading sack onto donkey
CV. Donkey moves off
LV. Donkey through village, with flour
LV. Villager with sack on back, PAN to loaded donkey through village
SCV. Cases on trolley wheeled past
CV. Small boy carrying sack on shoulder
TV. Hospital in village
SCV. Little boy receives attention
LV. Small boys receive milk
CV. Small boy drinks milk
SV. Small boys drink milk
LV. Boys walk away into village
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Background: 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.