• Short Summary

    A shipment of Yugoslav arms was off-loaded at SFAX, Tunisia, Feb 2 from the 'Corenjska'.?

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    A shipment of Yugoslav arms was off-loaded at SFAX, Tunisia, Feb 2 from the 'Corenjska'. Troops guarded the cargo as it was packed on to lorries and driven away.

    Tunisia these weapons from Yugoslavia after French protests last year at British and American arms shipments. France wants guarantees from the Tunisian Government that the arms will not be supplies to the F.L.N. Forces waging war against France in Algeria. Tunisia refuses to accept such terms.

    In a broadcast on Nov. 13 last year. President Buurguiba said that he had approached Sweden, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia ??? for arms and that his Government's policy towards the West had undergone a change.

    Prompted by fears that he would turn to the Communist bloc, the USA sent a shipment of arms which arrived during last month.

    Tunisia has an army of about 3,500 men and intends expanding it to 18,000, two divisions.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6AKSYKLV8VBWQGB7V6Y59CKFW
    Media URN:
    VLVA6AKSYKLV8VBWQGB7V6Y59CKFW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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