• Short Summary

    May 20 - the day that Algerias peace talks started at Evian brought an order from President de Gaulle for French troops to cease fire in Algeria, for the liberation of 6,000 rebel prisoners within the next month, and for the release of military leader Ben Bella - and five other Algerian leaders - from Ile d'Aix, their island fortress prison.

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    May 20 - the day that Algerias peace talks started at Evian brought an order from President de Gaulle for French troops to cease fire in Algeria, for the liberation of 6,000 rebel prisoners within the next month, and for the release of military leader Ben Bella - and five other Algerian leaders - from Ile d'Aix, their island fortress prison.

    The same day, three helicopters transferred Ben Bella and his party from the Ile d'Aix to the Chateau de Turquant in the Loire Valley, about 100 miles from Paris. They will stay there under house arrest.

    In an announcement from Geneva May 20, the Algerian Provisional Government rejected President de Gaulle's cease-fire decision. One hour after the cease-fire came into force, a Nationalist spokesman said: "Our struggle continues. The cease-fire is a unilateral French decision which we reject. It is only a manoeuvre, a piece of propaganda, in fact blackmail".

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC9CXL6DLMMVX1J5Z4ISBX4O5P
    Media URN:
    VLVAC9CXL6DLMMVX1J5Z4ISBX4O5P
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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