• Short Summary

    In Algiers - where the "General's Revolt" last year precipitated the fall of the Fourth Republic and the coming to power of General de Gaulle - Bastille Day was celebrated with a grand parade of 3,000 soldiers, sailors and airmen, accompanied by mechanised units.

  • Description

    In Algiers - where the "General's Revolt" last year precipitated the fall of the Fourth Republic and the coming to power of General de Gaulle - Bastille Day was celebrated with a grand parade of 3,000 soldiers, sailors and airmen, accompanied by mechanised units. Large crowds of Europeans and Moslems watched as from the stand of honour General Morice Challe, Commander in chief of the Armed Forces in Algiers and Admiral Auboyneau, Commander of the French Mediterranean Fleet took the salute. The previous day, dancing continued to a late hour in the gaily illuminated streets, the curfew being lifted for the occasion.

    The anniversary of the storming of the Bastille was of special significance this year. It was being celebrated for the first time under the Fifth Republic and the newly-founded French Community.

    Although the July 14 arrangements went off smoothly in Algiers, and 5,000 internees were released - bringing the total liberated in the last year to 20,000 - elsewhere in Algeria the bitter four-year war against the rebels continued.

    During the week-end there had been fourteen murders and in military operations of the past week, nearly 500 rebels and 49 French soldiers were killed.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAT6IFRATWKTQ2QCM9LXPLKGOF
    Media URN:
    VLVAAT6IFRATWKTQ2QCM9LXPLKGOF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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