• Short Summary

    AS ALGERIA SETTLED BACK INTO A BROODING CALM, SHIPS OF THE FRENCH NAVY SAILED INTO THE NAVAL BASE OF MERS EL KEBIR, FIVE MILES FROM ORAN,
    THEY WERE THE CARRIER "LAFAYETTE", THE CRUISER "COLBERT" AND TWO DESTROYERS, SENT IN AS A SHOW OF STRENGTH IN THE GOVERNMENT'S STRUGGLE TO PUT DOWN THE O.

  • Description

    AS ALGERIA SETTLED BACK INTO A BROODING CALM, SHIPS OF THE FRENCH NAVY SAILED INTO THE NAVAL BASE OF MERS EL KEBIR, FIVE MILES FROM ORAN,
    THEY WERE THE CARRIER "LAFAYETTE", THE CRUISER "COLBERT" AND TWO DESTROYERS, SENT IN AS A SHOW OF STRENGTH IN THE GOVERNMENT'S STRUGGLE TO PUT DOWN THE O.A.S.(SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION).

    OBSERVERS SAW THEIR ARRIVAL AS TESTIMONY TO THE AUTHORITIES PREPARATION FOR THE NEXT O.A.S. ONSLAUGHT, ANTICIPATED BY MANY TO COINCIDE WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THE F.L.N. PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT AT ROCHERNOIR WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB1W4LMQ0LEQH40M7U2QV2V18J
    Media URN:
    VLVAB1W4LMQ0LEQH40M7U2QV2V18J
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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