• Short Summary

    KING HASSAN II OF MOROCCO HAS AGREED TO MEET ALGERIA'S PRESIDENT BEN BELLA IN TRIPOLI, LIBYA TO DISCUSS THE BORDER DISPUTE.

  • Description

    KING HASSAN II OF MOROCCO HAS AGREED TO MEET ALGERIA'S PRESIDENT BEN BELLA IN TRIPOLI, LIBYA TO DISCUSS THE BORDER DISPUTE.ANNOUNCING THIS IN MARRAKESH TODAY (FRIDAY), MOROCCAN INFORMATION MINISTER ABDELHADI BOUTALEB SAID HIS COUNTRY PROPOSED A SIX-POWER SUMMIT CONFERENCE TO LOOK INTO THE FEUD.

    MEANWHILE, FIGHTING ALONG THE LONELY DESERT BORDER GOES ON UNCHECKED.THE MOROCCANS REPORTED TODAY THAT ALGERIAN TROOPS WERE RETREATING IN DISORDER TOWARDS TIN FOUCHI, AFTER A MOROCCAN COUNTER-ATTACK IN THE SAHARA BROKE THEIR LINES.BUT, AT THE SAME TIME, ALGERIA SAID HER TROOPS HAD FOILED A MOROCCAN ATTEMPT TO ENCIRCLE THEIR ADVANCING FORCES.

    FILM GIVES AN IDEA OF WHAT IS GOING ON BEHIND THE ALGERIAN LINES.REINFORCEMENTS ARE ARRIVING DAILY IN TIN FOUCHI.THEY HAVE BEEN COMING BY ROAD CONVOY AND AIR, AND ALMOST IMMEDIATELY TAKEN BY TRUCK TO THE FRONTLINE NEAR FORT LOFTI, AN OUTPOST IN THE BARREN DESERT.

    AMONG THE REINFORCEMENTS ARE THE BERBER TRIBESMEN, WHO EARLIER THIS MONTH ROSE IN REVOLT AGAINST PRESIDENT BEN BELLA'S GOVERNMENT.THE BERBERS ARE GOING INTO BATTLE UNDER THE COMMAND OF COLONEL MOHAND OU EL-HADJ, ONE OF THE TWO LEADERS OF THE REBELLION.NOW, SAYS PRESIDENT BEN BELLA, ALL ALGERIA IS UNITED IN THE BORDER STRUGGLE.

    HEAVY ARTILLERY -- 85MM AND 105MM GUNS -- ARE BLASTING THE DISPUTED CASES OF HASSI BEIDA AND TINJOUB, NEAR FORT LOFTI, AS THE ALGERIAN TRY TO PUSH BACK THE MOROCCANS.

    THE FIGHTING IS GOING ON IN MOON-LIKE LANDSCAPE OF ROCKY DESERT, JAGGED HILLS AND DEEP RAVINES.FOR MANY TROOPS, THERE ARE NO TRENCHES -- JUST BOULDERS TO CROUCH BEHIND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA82JP4YJFTAYSN4LFBX00DAOI0
    Media URN:
    VLVA82JP4YJFTAYSN4LFBX00DAOI0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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