• Short Summary

    An attempt to recruit Moslem Algiers citizens to the rebel's cause met little response Jan.28 when a European ex-Servicemen's organisation - a strong supporter of the 'Algeria is French' insurrection - held a demonstration near the Kasbah.

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    An attempt to recruit Moslem Algiers citizens to the rebel's cause met little response Jan.28 when a European ex-Servicemen's organisation - a strong supporter of the 'Algeria is French' insurrection - held a demonstration near the Kasbah. With shouts of "Algerie Francaise" they entered the old Arab quarter. They encountered very little enthusiasm, but many loud responses of "Algerie Arabe".

    On the march back to the city centre the parade gathered strength. Many European citizens joined their ranks. At the War Memorial on the Plateau des Glieres they placed floral tributes and listened to a speech by M. Bouharaoua, President of the Municipal Council of Algiers.

    Armed rebels behind the barricades were puzzled by President de Gaulle's Jan 28 order to Governor Delegate Delouvrier and Gen.Challe, C-in-C, to leave the city. Reports place the new H.Q. at Blida, approximately thirty miles outside the city. General Gracieux, commander of the 10th Parachute Division has been made responsible for the situation in Algiers.

    When President de Gaulle broadcasts to the French nation Jan 29, he is expected to announce the adoption of severe measures to crush the insurrection. Paris police have been rounding up known supporters of the rebels. Eighty warrants have been issued on charges of conspiracy against the internal security of the State.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA3C41P07SB8BG8SEGDA4A2KNA
    Media URN:
    VLVAA3C41P07SB8BG8SEGDA4A2KNA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/01/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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