• Short Summary

    ALTHOUGH THE ATTENTION OF FRANCE WAS ON PARIS, ROCKED IN RECENT DAYS BY FREQUENT OUTBURSTS OF VIOLENCE, BLOODSHED CONTINUED IN ALGERIA TOO.

  • Description

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    SLV PAN ARMOURED CAR IN ARAB QUARTER
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    2.
    SLV TROOPS ON PAVEMENT
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    3.
    SLV TROOPS PAN TO ???EEP
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    4.
    CU OFFICER STUDIES MAP
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    5.
    SV ARABS SEARCHED
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    6.
    SV CROWD OF ARABS AND TROOPS
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    7.
    SV ARABS IN CASCAN
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    8.
    SV TROOPS LOCK IN DOORWAYS
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    9.
    GV CABBAH STREET
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    10.
    GTV CABBAH
    0.38



    Initials KB/S/JF/FW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ALTHOUGH THE ATTENTION OF FRANCE WAS ON PARIS, ROCKED IN RECENT DAYS BY FREQUENT OUTBURSTS OF VIOLENCE, BLOODSHED CONTINUED IN ALGERIA TOO.

    ON FEBRUARY 12 AT LEAST TEN PEOPLE WERE KILLED THERE IN ATTACKS BY F.L.N. MOSLEM TERRORISTS. THE FRENCH ARMY REPLIED WITH LARGE SCALE SECURITY SWEEPS IN THE CASBAH, THE ARAB QUARTER OF ALGIERS. IN ONE RAID THREE-THOUSAND TROOPS AND GENDARMES ENCIRCLED THE LOWER CASBAH, SYSTEMATICALLY ORDERING ALL MEN INTO THE STREETS WHERE THEIR PAPERS WERE CHECKED.

    HOWEVER THE OPERATIONS WERE USUALLY WITHOUT MUCH SUCCESS. NEWS OF THE ARMY'S PLANS NEARLY ALWAYS LEAKED OUT WELL IN ADVANCE AND ONLY A HANDFUL OF SUSPECTS WERE ARRESTED. IN VARIOUS PARTS OF ALGIERS SIMILAR RAIDS WERE BEING CARRIED OUT IN EUROPEAN QUARTERS, THIS TIME FOR GUNMEN OF THE SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION - O.A.S.

    MEANWHILE FRENCH TALKS WITH THE ALGERIAN PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT WERE REPORTED TO HAVE BEGUN AT A SECRET HIDEOUT IN FRANCE AT MINISTERIAL LEVEL. THREE MAIN SUBJECTS WERE SAID TO BE UNDER DISCUSSION - THE STATUS OF EUROPEANS WHO REMAIN IN ALGERIA AFTER INDEPENDENCE; THE FUTURE OF THE SAHARA; AND FRENCH MILITARY BASES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABYG0XM19JQT5WCHTR3K4S3EOM
    Media URN:
    VLVABYG0XM19JQT5WCHTR3K4S3EOM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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