• Short Summary

    Operation "Domino",
    pictured here, is part of the larger French Army "Operation Binoculars", which
    continue in the fierce heat of an Algerian August sun, against rebel strongholds
    in the Grand Kabylia Mountains.

  • Description

    Operation "Domino",
    pictured here, is part of the larger French Army "Operation Binoculars", which
    continue in the fierce heat of an Algerian August sun, against rebel strongholds
    in the Grand Kabylia Mountains.

    General Challe, France's Commander-in-Chief in Algeria is trying to clear all
    rebels from the mountains and forests before bad weather sets in to hamper his
    fortes.

    The offer of General De Gaulle for a 'cease first', made nine months ago to the
    rebel leaders, is still- unanswered, yet the rebels in the field are continually
    invited to surrender before French troops move in for the kill.

    Some idea of the difficulties confronting the French Army may be gained from
    these pictures of an operation that took three days to achieve this result - a
    sheltering cave is blown up after rebels hiding there had been forced out by
    teargas and bazooka fire.

    One of the 215 heavy helicopters in Algeria transports French fighting men to
    cut off a group of rebels, and afterwards flies wounded Algerians to hospital at
    TIZI-OUZOU.

    In this operation 60 rebels were captured end 23 weapons seized as well as much
    other equipment.

    The task of the French Army after four years and nine months of warfare against
    rebel troops seems as hard as ever.

    M.Debre, Prime Minister of France is now in Algeria for a short visit during
    which he will, among other things, look at the progress of "Operation
    Binoculars".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7SCHHSP87VPP1CCR0AX7F9ARA
    Media URN:
    VLVA7SCHHSP87VPP1CCR0AX7F9ARA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/08/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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