• Short Summary

    AFTER BEING WITHOUT A COMMAND FOR TWENTY MONTHS GENERAL MASSU, FORMER COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE FRENCH FORCES IN ALGERIA, TOOK OVER HIS NEW POST OF MILITARY GOVERNOR OF THE SIXTH MILITARY REGION, AT METZ, OCT 16.

  • Description

    AFTER BEING WITHOUT A COMMAND FOR TWENTY MONTHS GENERAL MASSU, FORMER COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE FRENCH FORCES IN ALGERIA, TOOK OVER HIS NEW POST OF MILITARY GOVERNOR OF THE SIXTH MILITARY REGION, AT METZ, OCT 16. THE GENERAL WAS RELIEVED OF HIS ALGERIAN POST IN JANUARY 1960, SOON AFTER HE GAVE AN INTERVIEW TO A GERMAN JOURNALIST IN WHICH HE CRITICISED PRESIDENT DE GAULLE'S ALGERIAN POLICY.

    ON HIS ARRIVAL IN METZ GENERAL MASSU WAS ACCOMPANIED THROUGH THE CITY TO THE GOVERNOR'S RESIDENCE BY A PARTY OF OFFICERS AND A MOTORCYCLE ESCORT. OUTSIDE HIS NEW RESIDENCE HE INSPECTED A MILITARY GUARD OF HONOUR. HIS INAUGURATION AS GOVERNOR TOOK PLACE AT A CEREMONY BEHIND CLOSED DOORS AT THE GOVERNOR'S RESIDENCE.

    ONE OF THE PARACHUTE DIVISIONS IN GENERAL MASSU'S NEW COMMAND IS THE 10TH ARMOURED DIVISION OF WHICH HE WAS THE COMMANDING OFFICER IN ALGERIA FOR SOME TIME. ANOTHER TWO DIVISIONS IN THE AREA HAVE ONLY RECENTLY RETURNED FROM ALGERIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA66TWWIRE76OPE7OWKKAFWQZSL
    Media URN:
    VLVA66TWWIRE76OPE7OWKKAFWQZSL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1961
    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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