• Short Summary

    When the oil minister of Algeria, Libya, Saudi Arabia and Iraq meet in Tripoli on Monday, 22nd February, Algeria will be presenting both the policy and the mettle of its President, Houari Boumedienne.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Motorcade with Boumedienne and aide (1968)
    0.08

    2.
    CU Flag (1968)
    0.10

    3.
    SV Boumedienne and aide in car (1969)
    0.20

    4.
    GV Crowd
    0.22

    5.
    GV Crowd watch parade
    0.27

    6.
    SV Troops pass at the double and CU of feet (2 shots)
    0.35

    7.
    GV Armoured cars in parade
    0.37

    8.
    SV Troop carriers
    0.42

    9.
    CU Banner at Tizi Ouzou (1968)
    0.45

    10.
    CU Boumedienne gets a bouquet from a little girl
    0.50

    11.
    CU Children waving flags
    0.54

    12.
    SV Boumedienne waves to crowds
    1.01

    13.
    SV Kabylie women and children clap
    1.04

    14.
    LVTOSV Boumedienne surrounded by various aides waves as he walks
    1.09

    15.
    SV Men and women athletes GV marching in parade
    1.12

    16.
    CU Flags
    1.15

    17.
    CU Chinese observer
    1.18

    18.
    GV Women gymnasts in parade
    1.23

    19.
    CU Russian observer
    1.25

    20.
    TGV of the site of the Djorf Torba Dam (1969)
    1.30

    21.
    GV Motorcade with Boumedienne arriving in Djorf Torba (Algerian Sahara)
    1.34

    22.
    TGV Djorf Torba Dam
    1.39

    23.
    CU Boumedienne cuts tape
    1.46

    24.
    LV Boumedienne and party work over dam
    1.49

    25.
    SV Children throw flowers from float and clap (1969)
    1.52

    26.
    CU Women in yashmaks watch the parade
    1.54

    27.
    GV Floral float with girls in parade
    2.00

    28.
    SV&CV Boumedienne steps up to microphone and begins speech (SILENT)
    2.16

    29.
    LV Audience listening to Boumedienne who's in background on dais
    2.22

    30.
    GV Band (Military) (1969)
    2.24

    31.
    SV Boumedienne and Gaddafi (1969)
    2.27

    32.
    CU Swordsman guard
    2.29

    33.
    SV Boumedienne with Takriti on dais
    2.32

    34.
    SV Band
    2.34

    35.
    SV Nimeiry gets off plane and is greeted by Boumedienne
    2.43

    36.
    SV Boumedienne says goodbye to Arafat and other Palestinian revolutionaries
    2.56

    37.
    SV Crowd, including women in yashmaks, watch parade
    2.59

    38.
    SV Mounted troops in white capes and turbans
    2.59

    39.
    GROUND TOT AIR SHOT - Aircraft fly overhead
    3.04

    40.
    CU Boumedienne at microphone
    3.07

    41.
    SV Crowd watch and listen (including women in yashmaks)
    3.09

    42.
    CU Boumedienne speaks (1969)
    3.12



    Initials PS/1436 JON/ML/MH/1120



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: When the oil minister of Algeria, Libya, Saudi Arabia and Iraq meet in Tripoli on Monday, 22nd February, Algeria will be presenting both the policy and the mettle of its President, Houari Boumedienne. Under his direction Algeria, has played a complicated role in the present oil talks. It has sent observers to the main talks in Teheran, it has negotiated its own arrangements with France and now it is partly lining up with Libyan demands for batter terms.

    Colonel Houari Boumedienne has ruled Algeria for more than five years. To most Algerians he is his country's first and only national leader. The regimes of Ben Bella and Ben Khedda are virtually forgotten.

    Boumedienne is the son of a farmer from eastern Algeria near the Tunisian border. He changed his name from Mohammed Boukharraba to Houari Boumedienne about 1955 when he wan an officer in the FLN (National Liberation Front). By 1960 he was FLN's army chief. And when Algerian became independent under President Ben Khedda in 1962, Boumedienne was left, along with the army, in political uncertainty. The same year he helped Ben Bella to take over the country. In 1965 he ousted Ben Bella and he has kept him under house arrest ever since.

    Houari Boumedienne is unmarried. Although not a recluse, he spares little time for formalities. The army is his great preoccupation: it brought him to power and he relies on it. Every year it take pride of place in the parades in Algiers to mark the anniversary of the country's freedom.

    Today Boumedienne's Algeria is a haven for revolutionaries from other countries. But it is also slowly building its own Algerian, Arabic, non-French identity, an identity which closely reflects the personality of Houari Boumedienne.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABVV6PUL5N6UYNZ0586A3KYWY4
    Media URN:
    VLVABVV6PUL5N6UYNZ0586A3KYWY4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/02/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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