• Short Summary

    THREE THOUSAND ALGERIAN LIBERATION ARMY TROOPS FROM THE COUNTRYSIDE TOOK OVER THE CAPITAL, ALGIERS, AT DAWN ON JULY 29 TO ACT AS ARBITERS IN THE MONTH-LONG CRISIS WHICH HAS SPLIT THE NEW REPUBLIC.

  • Description

    THREE THOUSAND ALGERIAN LIBERATION ARMY TROOPS FROM THE COUNTRYSIDE TOOK OVER THE CAPITAL, ALGIERS, AT DAWN ON JULY 29 TO ACT AS ARBITERS IN THE MONTH-LONG CRISIS WHICH HAS SPLIT THE NEW REPUBLIC. THEY PROMISED TO RESTORE SECURITY - PARTICULARLY TO THE WORRIED EUROPEAN POPULATION.

    IN ORAN, M. BEN BELLA, LEADER OF THE MORE MILITANT FACTION, SAID THAT HE APPROVED OF THE MOVE. M.BEN BELLA, WHO IS THE ALGERIAN VICE-PREMIER, ADDED: "FOR US CRISIS IS VIRTUALLY SETTLED. THE POLITICAL BUREAU WILL INSTALL ITSELF IN ALGIERS DURING THE COMING WEEK TO ASSURE ITS RESPONSIBILITIES".

    THE ARMY TAKE-OVER MET WITH NO OPPOSITION; AND REPORTS SAY IT WAS EFFICIENTLY CARRIED OUT. THE FORCES WHICH MOVED IN MOVED IN ARE DISCIPLINED FIGHTERS OF WILLAYA 4, THE AVAST ALGIERS REGIONAL ZONE WHICH HAS SO FAR REFUSED TO TAKE SIDES IN THE POWER STRUGGLE BETWEEN M. BEN KHEDDA, THE PRIME MINISTER, AND M. BEN BELLA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA7J1Z1FX3N8FE5NPW0FB6YE2I
    Media URN:
    VLVAA7J1Z1FX3N8FE5NPW0FB6YE2I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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