VISNEWS filmed Dec 21 the rather quick change over of personalities holding the post of Civil Administrator of Algeria.
VISNEWS filmed Dec 21 the rather quick change over of personalities holding the post of Civil Administrator of Algeria. General Raoul Salan, who was in command when the French Army took over administrative power during the May 58 rebellion, has been recalled to Paris where he will become Inspector General of the French Army. The last ceremony he performed prior to leaving for the airport and Paris, was to lay a wreath at the tomb of the unknown warrior in Oran. A mere matter of hours after his departure, his successor M. Paul Delouvrier arrived at Oran airport to take up position as Chief Civil Administrator for Algeria. M. Delouvrier drove from the Airport to the tomb of the Unknown Warrior where he too laid a wreath.
M. Paul Delouvrier, 44, the Gaullist senior civil servant and economist, was formerly Director of Finances at the European Coal and Steel Authority. His appointment indicates the importance General de Gaulle attached to his policy of an economic 'new deal' with Algeria.