• Short Summary

    THE BOMB-SCARRED UNIVERSITY OF ALGIERS REOPENED ITS DOORS THIS WEEK FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE ALGERIA BECAME INDEPENDENT IN JULY.

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    MV PAN.TO GV... GUESTS SEATED IN
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    2.
    MV BEN BELLA FLANKED BY COLLEAGUES.
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    3.
    LV DEAN AND FACULTY ON PLATFORM.
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    4.
    SLV DEAN SPEAKS.
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    5.
    MV PAN... LISTENERS.
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    6.
    SV DEAN PAN TO FACULTY.
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    7.
    SV BEN BELLA WALKS TO ROSTRUM.
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    8.
    CU BEN BELLA ADDRESSING.
    0.37

    9.
    SV PAN... GUESTS APPLAUD.
    0.41



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    Background: THE BOMB-SCARRED UNIVERSITY OF ALGIERS REOPENED ITS DOORS THIS WEEK FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE ALGERIA BECAME INDEPENDENT IN JULY. AT THE OFFICIAL CEREMONY, PRIME MINISTER BEN BELLA TOLD THE 2,460 STUDENTS: "I AM CONVINCED THAT THIS UNIVERSITY WILL GIVE US OUR AVANT-GARDE."
    BUT HE WARNED THEM THAT THEY "MUST WORK IN THE COUNTRYSIDE TO HELP RECONSTRUCT ALGERIA AS THE STUDENTS HAVE DONE IN CUBA." OF THE 80 PROFESSORS, ALL BUT 12 ARE FRENCH - MOST OF THEM NEW ARRIVALS. THE REST ARE EGYPTIAN AND SYRIAN.

    ABOUT ONE-THIRD OF THE PROFESSORS' ASSISTANTS ARE ALGERIA EDUCATION OFFICIALS REGARDED THE UNIVERSITY OPENING AS A TRIUMPH. EUROPEAN TERRORISTS DESTROYED THE LIBRARY AND WRECKED OTHER BUILDINGS AS PART OF A VAIN BID TO FIGHT OFF ALGERIAN INDEPENDENCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7NTAQH590RDAJRNJLMZ7I0PTS
    Media URN:
    VLVA7NTAQH590RDAJRNJLMZ7I0PTS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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