• Short Summary

    THREE ALGERIAN NATIONALIST LEADERS - INCLUDING M. BEN BELLA - WERE REMOVED FROM CAPTIVITY AT?

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN FROM TURQUANT VILLAGE TO CHATEAU WHERE BEN SELLA BEING HELD
    0.08

    2.
    GV ZOOM CHATFAU
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    3.
    LV PAN FRENCH OFFICIAL DRIVES TOWARDS
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    4.
    GV BEN BELLA'S LAWYER DRIVES TOWARDS
    0.32

    5.
    SV JOURNALISTS WAIT DURING THE NIGHT
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    6.
    CU SECURITY GUARD
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    7.
    SCU JOURNALISTS
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    8.
    LV PAN AMBULANCES ESCORTED THROUGH STREET TO GARCHES
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    9.
    SCU JOURNALISTS (2 SHOTS)
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    10.
    CU SIGN "GARCHES"
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    11.
    GV HOSPITAL AT GARCHES (2 SHOTS)
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    12.
    GV AMBULANCE ESCORTED TOWARDS MAIN ENTRANCE
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    13.
    CU CAMERAMAN AT RAILINGS
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    14.
    PAN POLICE CAR ENTERS HOSPITAL
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    15.
    LV POLICE SET UP ROAD-BLOCKS LEADING TO HOSPITAL
    1.21

    16.
    LV AND CU RIOT POLICE STAND BY OUTSIDE HOSPITAL
    1.29

    17.
    GV HOSPITAL
    1.31



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    Background: THREE ALGERIAN NATIONALIST LEADERS - INCLUDING M. BEN BELLA - WERE REMOVED FROM CAPTIVITY AT THE CHATEAU DE TURQUANT, IN CENTRAL FRANCE, NOV 13. THEY WERE TAKEN IN A CONVOY OF MILITARY AMBULANCES TO A HOSPITAL AT GARCHES, ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF PARIS, AND ARRIVED THERE THE FOLLOWING MORNING.

    ALL THREE HAVE BEEN ON HUNGER STRIKE SINCE NOV 2. THEY ARE WEAK AND HAVE BEEN CONFINED TO BED, ACCORDING TO THEIR LAWYERS AND MOROCCAN OFFICIALS WHO WERE PERMITTED TO VISIT THEM NOV 12. WHEN THE AMBULANCES WITH AN ARMED ESCORT OF 20 POLICE MOTOR-CYCLISTS AND COACH-LOADS OF RIOT POLICE ARRIVED AT THE CHATEAU, THE THREE NATIONALIST LEADERS STAGED A TOKEN PROTEST DEMONSTRATION, AND REFUSED TO MOVE.

    IT WAS ONLY AFTER THE PREFECT OF THE MARNE AND LOIRE DEPARTMENT HAD BEEN CALLED TO ADDRESS THEM IN THE PRESENCE OF THEIR LAWYERS THAT THEY WERE PUT ON BOARD THE AMBULANCES, AGAINST THEIR WILL, FOR THE DRIVE TO GARCHES.

    M. BEN BELLA HAS DECLARED THAT THEY WOULD GO TO "THE EXTREME LIMIT", AND WOULD GIVE UP THEIR HUNGER STRIKE ONLY IF THEY THEMSELVES WERE LIBERATED AND ALL OTHER ALGERIANS DETAINED IN FRANCE GIVEN GENUINELY THE STATUS OF POLITICAL DETAINEES. THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT MAINTAINS THAT THEY CANNOT BE RELEASED AND DISPATCHED HOME (IN THIS CASE TO MOROCCO) UNTIL VIOLENCE DISAPPEARED FROM THE ALGERIAN CRISIS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA1ZWVYKSE9YCFUJ59X7QTN24
    Media URN:
    VLVAA1ZWVYKSE9YCFUJ59X7QTN24
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/11/1961
    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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