• Short Summary

    ON TUESDAY, (OCTOBER 15TH), FRENCH FORCES FINALLY COMPLETED THEIR WITHDRAWAL FROM THEIR BASE AT BIZERTA, IN TUNISIA, WHICH THEY FIRST ESTABLISHED 82 YEARS AGO.

  • Description

    ON TUESDAY, (OCTOBER 15TH), FRENCH FORCES FINALLY COMPLETED THEIR WITHDRAWAL FROM THEIR BASE AT BIZERTA, IN TUNISIA, WHICH THEY FIRST ESTABLISHED 82 YEARS AGO.IT WAS IMMEDIATELY OCCUPIED BY TUNISIAN FORCES.

    THE TUNISIAN DEFENCE MINISTER, M.BAHI LADGNAM, TOOK LEAVE OF THE FRENCH COMMANDER, REAR-ADMIRAL VIVIER ABOARD HIS FLAGSHIP.THE MINISTER THEN TELEPHONED THE NEWS TO PRESIDENT BOURGUIBA, WHO DESCRIBED IT AS "THE FULFILMENT OF A 30 YEAR STRUGGLE".

    TUNISIA IS PREPARING TO TURN THE BASE INTO A MODERN INDUSTRIAL CENTRE.THE NAVAL BOOKYARD WILL BECOME A CIVILIAN REPAIR DEPOT; A BIG OIL REFINERY IS TO BE BUILT AND A STEEL WORKS ESTABLISHED NEAR THE OLD ARSENAL.

    (TUNISIA REGARDED THE BASE AS THE LAST PART OF THE FORMER FRENCH PROTECTORATE WHICH ENDED IN 1956.REPEATED DEMANDS FOR EVACUATION LED TO FIGHTING IN 1961, WHEN DURING SOME BITTER EXCHANGES, THE FRENCH BEAT OFF ATTACKS BY TUNISIAN TROOPS AND VOLUNTEERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAFM3RYQKX7P23GNVKQG57YLCF
    Media URN:
    VLVAAFM3RYQKX7P23GNVKQG57YLCF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1963
    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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