A shipment of Yugoslav arms was off-loaded at SFAX, Tunisia, Feb 2 from the 'Corenjska'.?
LV PAN 'Corenjska" tied up in Harbour
SV Men stacking cases of arms.
STV Men loading arms into lorries.
LV Crates being lowered by crane on to lorries
LV Ditto (Santry in foreground)
Crates lowered on to quayside.
LV Crates coming up from hold
SV Pan Lorry load arms drives off
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Background: 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.