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    COLONEL BOUMEDIENNE - ALGERIA'S PRESIDENT AND MINISTER OF DEFENCE - MADE HIS FIRST PUBLIC SPEECH SINCE THE OUSTING OF PRESIDENT BEN BELLA, AT A GIANT MILITARY PARADE IN ALGIERS ON MONDAY.

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    COLONEL BOUMEDIENNE - ALGERIA'S PRESIDENT AND MINISTER OF DEFENCE - MADE HIS FIRST PUBLIC SPEECH SINCE THE OUSTING OF PRESIDENT BEN BELLA, AT A GIANT MILITARY PARADE IN ALGIERS ON MONDAY. THE PARADE MARKED THE ELEVENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ALGERIAN AND ASIAN COUNTRIES WHO WERE IN THE ALGERIAN CAPITAL TO ATTEND THE FOREIGN MINISTERS' CONFERENCE.

    SITTING IN THE MAIN REVIEWING STAND WITH PRESIDENT BOUMEDIENNE WAS MARSHAL MATVEI ZAKHAROV, THE SOVIET ARMY CHIEF OF STAFF, WHO WAS INVITED TO ALGIERS ESPECIALLY TO WATCH THE PARADE. TAKING PART WERE SOLDIERS FROM THE ALGERIAN ARMY, AND REPRESENTATIVES OF VARIOUS NATIONAL ORGANISATIONS. A MOUNTED CAMEL CORPS PROVIDED A COLOURFUL - AND HIGHLY DISTINCTIVE NORTH AFRICAN NOTE - TO THE PARADE.

    THE ANNIVERSARY WAS MARKED BY A PUBLIC HOLIDAY IN ALGERIA - AND THOUSANDS OF ALGERIANS WATCHED THE PARADE. THE GOVERNMENT HAS FREED OR CUT THE SENTENCES OF ABOUT 40 COMMON LAW PRISONERS TO MARK THE OCCASION. A SPECIAL DECREE THAT HAS PLEASED MANY ALGERIANS WAS THE LIFTING OF SUSPENSIONS IMPOSED ON LOCAL FOOTBALLERS FOR FOUR PLAY.

    COLONEL BOUMEDIENNE SAID IN HIS SPEECH THAT THE ALGERIAN ARMY WAS NOW A WELL ORGANISED AND WELL DISCIPLINED MODERN FORCE. HE HAD SPECIAL PRAISE FOR THE ARMY, THE BASIS OF THIS REGIME'S POWER, FOR STAYING ABOVE "ALL DIVISIONS" WITHIN THE GOVERNMENT AND COUNTRY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9SX5PFSA5MKKIBID03YGNR0H
    Media URN:
    VLVA9SX5PFSA5MKKIBID03YGNR0H
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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