• Short Summary

    THE LONG WAIT OF NEWSMEN BESIEGING THE CHATEAU D'AUNOY OUTSIDE PARIS FOR THE RELEASE OF MOHAMMED BEN BELLA ENDED IN PITCH BLACK AND THE ROAR OF DEPARTING LORRIES AND FLASHING HEADLIGHTS, MARCH 18- A FEW HOURS ON THE HEELS OF THE ALGERIAN CEASE-FIRE ANNOUNCEMENT.

  • Description

    THE LONG WAIT OF NEWSMEN BESIEGING THE CHATEAU D'AUNOY OUTSIDE PARIS FOR THE RELEASE OF MOHAMMED BEN BELLA ENDED IN PITCH BLACK AND THE ROAR OF DEPARTING LORRIES AND FLASHING HEADLIGHTS, MARCH 18- A FEW HOURS ON THE HEELS OF THE ALGERIAN CEASE-FIRE ANNOUNCEMENT. BUT AMID THE FLASH OF THIS CONVOY EN ROUTE TO PARIS ORLY AIRPORT FOR THE FLIGHT TO SWITZERLAND AND LATER MOROCCO, NONE SAW THE LIBERATED VICE-PREMIER OF THE ALGERIAN "GOVERNMENT" AND HIS FOUR FELLOW EX-CAPTIVES.

    FROM THE CHATEAU, THE FIVE MEN SLIPPED INTO THE WAITING VEHICLES COVERED BY A TIGHT SECURITY CORDON AND THE DARK OF NIGHT, AND SPED OFF WITH AN ESCORT OF POLICE MOTORCYCLISTS AND TROOP CARRIERS.

    CAMERAMEN SET UP THEIR TELEPHOTO LENS CAMERAS IN DAYLIGHT ALONG THE ROUTE-WATCHED BY VILLAGERS-AS CARS AND ARMY TRUCKS SPED BACK AND FORTH TO THE CHATEAU HERALDING THE DEPARTURE OF THE FIVE MEN HELD IN DETENTION IN FRANCE SINCE OCTOBER, 1956.

    BEFORE FLYING TO MOROCCO TO GREET BEN BELLA, HIS CHIEF, PREMIER BEN YOUSSEF BEN KHEDDA WARNED OVER TUNIS RADIO: "THIS PERIOD OF TRANSITION NEEDS THE GREATEST VIGILANCE. THE CEASE-FIRE IS NOT PEACE. THE DANGER IS GREAT. THE FASCIST HORDES AND RACISTS OF THE OAS, IN DESPAIR OF KEEPING ALGERIA FRENCH WILL TRY MORE TO SOAK THE COUNTRY IN BLOOD.""

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA95ROLFPBEAR072IFAA8BGYGGX
    Media URN:
    VLVA95ROLFPBEAR072IFAA8BGYGGX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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