• Short Summary

    ALGERIANS HAVE BEEN HOLDING CELEBRATIONS TO MARK THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE START OF THEIR FIGHT FOR INDEPENDENCE.

  • Description

    ALGERIANS HAVE BEEN HOLDING CELEBRATIONS TO MARK THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE START OF THEIR FIGHT FOR INDEPENDENCE. AT THE SAME TIME, THE COUNTRY HAS BEEN MOURNING THE MILLION AND A HALF ALGERIANS WHO DIED IN THE STRUGGLE AGAINST FRENCH RULE.

    PRESIDENT AHMED BEN BELLA, TOOK THE SALUTE AT THE WEEKEND OF THE ANNIVERSARY MARCH PAST. MARSHAL CHEN-YI, THE CHINESE VICE-PRIME MINISTER, WAS AMONG THE OFFICIAL GUESTS ATTENDING THE CELEBRATIONS.

    IN ALL, OVER 3000 GUESTS FROM ABOUT 80 COUNTRIES SAW WHAT WAS ALGERIA'S MOST AMBITIOUS CEREMONIES YET STAGED.

    TEN-THOUSAND MEMBERS OF THE ARMY OF LIBERATION AND UNITS OF THE ARMED FORCES TOOK PART IN THE PARADE. THEY WERE FOLLOWED BY NATIONAL ORGANISATIONS OF WORKERS AND SCHOOLCHILDREN, NUMBERING ABOUT 30,000.

    THE PARADE, WHICH LASTED THREE HOURS WAS WATCHED BY 150,000 ALGERIANS. AMONG THEM WERE VEILED WAR WIDOWS AND DISABLED WAR VETERANS.

    A FORMATION OF COMMANDOES AT THE TROT LED THE ARMY SECTION IN THE PARADE. ALGERIAN AIR FORCE JETS FLEW OVERHEAD AND RUSSIAN-BUILT TANKS WON AN OVATION FROM THE CROWDS. THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THE ALGERIAN ARMY HAD SHOWN ITS NEWLY FORMED ARMOURED BATTALION TO THE PUBLIC.

    BEFORE THE PARADE, BEN BELLA SPOKE FOR NEARLY TWO HOURS-TRACING THE COUNTRY'S ACHIEVEMENTS SINCE INDEPENDENCE TWO YEARS AGO. AND WARNED THAT DIFFICULTIES LAY AHEAD ON ALL FRONTS.

    ON AFRICAN AFFAIRS HE SAID SOUTHERN RHODESIA SHOULD NOT BECOME ANOTHER BASTION OF APARTHEID. AFRICAN STATES MUST DECIDE TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION, HE DECLARED. HE REPEATED HIS VIEW THAT ISRAEL WAS AN INSTRUMENT OF IMPERIALISM AND HAD TO BE ELIMINATED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACAX2CBHBG0A118NR5SCTGA0AB
    Media URN:
    VLVACAX2CBHBG0A118NR5SCTGA0AB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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