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    COLONEL HOUARI BOUMEDIENNE, LEADER OF THE ARMY COUP WHICH OVERTHREW PRESIDENT BEN BELLA, MADE HIS FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE IN ALGIERS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) SINCE THE COUP ON JUNE 19TH.

  • Description

    COLONEL HOUARI BOUMEDIENNE, LEADER OF THE ARMY COUP WHICH OVERTHREW PRESIDENT BEN BELLA, MADE HIS FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE IN ALGIERS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) SINCE THE COUP ON JUNE 19TH. IT WAS THE DAY MARKING THE THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF ALGERIA'S INDEPENDENCE.

    ALGIERS WAS QUIET AND SUNNY FOR HOLIDAY. PEOPLE STROLLED IN THE STREETS AND SIPPED COFFEE AT PAVEMENT CAFES. AT NOON THERE WAS A MINUTE'S SILENCE FOR THE 1,500,000 ALGERIAN DEAD IN THE EIGHT YEAR WAR AGAINST THE FRENCH. AFTER A 101 GUN SALUTE, COLONEL BOUMEDIENNE SPOKE IN ARABIC OVER RADIO ALGIERS. HE SAID THE RULING NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT (F.L.N.) PARTY WOULD HAVE FIRST PLACE IN RUNNING THE COUNTRY. AFTER THE SPEECH RADIO ALGIERS SAID THAT COLONEL BOUMEDIENNE HAD BEEN NAMED PRESIDENT OF THE REVOLUTIONARY COUNCIL AND LISTED ITS 25 MEMBERS FOR THE FIRST TIME. THE COUNCIL, EXCEPT FOR TWO MEN -- FOREIGN MINISTER M. BOUTEFLIKA AND M. ALI MAHSAS -- IS COMPOSED ENTIRELY OF MILITARY OR GENDARMERIE OFFICERS AND GUERRILLA FIGHTERS OF THE WAR OF INDEPENDENCE.

    SOME OF THE COUNCIL MEMBERS WERE WITH COLONEL BOUMEDIENNE WHEN HE ATTENDED A RECEPTION MARKING THE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS. COLONEL BOUMEDIENNE WALKED AMONGST THE GUESTS AT THE EVENING RECEPTION.

    MESSAGES OF CONGRATULATIONS ON THE OCCASION OF ALGERIA'S THIRD INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY WERE SENT TO THE COLONEL BY PRESIDENT NASSER OF THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC AND MR. LIU SHAO-CHI, CHAIRMAN OF THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9T8KSFHG07TX4Y7EJGG2DMG1E
    Media URN:
    VLVA9T8KSFHG07TX4Y7EJGG2DMG1E
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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