• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT BEN BELLA, OF ALGERIA, FREED PRISONERS OF THE SERKADJI PRISON IN ALGIERS ON FRIDAY.?

  • Description

    PRESIDENT BEN BELLA, OF ALGERIA, FREED PRISONERS OF THE SERKADJI PRISON IN ALGIERS ON FRIDAY. THE PRISON IS NOW TO BE TURNED INTO A "MUSEUM OF DETENTION" AND WILL BECOME A MEMORIAL TO THE ALGERIANS WHO WERE IMPRISONED DURING THE ALGERIAN WAR.

    SERKADJI IS ONE OF 58 PRISONERS WHICH ALGERIA IS NOW CONVERTING INTO SCHOOLS. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE GATHERED AT THE SERKADJI PRISON -- KNOWN LOCALLY AS THE "BARBEROUSSE" -- TO WATCH PRESIDENT BEN BELLA UNVEIL A PLAQUE TO THE ALGERIANS WHO HAD DIED OR SUFFERED AT THE PRISON DURING THE FLIGHT FOR INDEPENDENCE.

    EX-PRISONERS AND MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS HEARD THE ALGERIAN PRESIDENT DESCRIBE SERKADJI AS A SAD PAGE IN ALGERIAN HISTORY, HOWEVER, HE SAID, WITH THE CLOSING OF THE PAGE A NEW CHAPTER OPENS WITH THE REHABILITATION OF THE PRISONERS. THE PRESIDENT SAID THE COUNTRY ONE A DEBT TO THEIR BROTHERS WHOSE COURAGE AND SACRIFICE HAD CONTRIBUTED TO THE ACHIEVEMENT OF INDEPENDENCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7IOGU57646S1K0NNCOE428B40
    Media URN:
    VLVA7IOGU57646S1K0NNCOE428B40
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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