• Short Summary

    The French cruiser "Joan of Arc", a training ship for officer-cadets of the French navy, sailed into Casablanca harbour on Tuesday making the first official visit by a French naval vessel since Moroccan Independence in 1956.

  • Description

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    LV 'Jeanne D'Arc' warship with helicopters aboard arrives Casablanca
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    SCU Sign name-sign on side
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    LV PAN Crew lined up on deck
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    GV Moroccan naval band play on quay-side
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    GV PAN Relatives of French crew waiting for them to disembark
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    MV French officers
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    GV Moroccan band on quay-side playing
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    8.
    GV French sailors typing up
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    LV Radar antenna
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    SV Two helicopters on deck
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    MV Helicopter up on lift
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    SV French sailors at attention on deck
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    GTV Local French prepare to go aboard
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    Initials BB/0322 CM/GS/BB/0345



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The French cruiser "Joan of Arc", a training ship for officer-cadets of the French navy, sailed into Casablanca harbour on Tuesday making the first official visit by a French naval vessel since Moroccan Independence in 1956.

    Morocco became independent in 1956 from both Spain and France, and began a long struggle under King Mohammed V and his son King Hassan II to rid the country of the foreign military presence. The Moroccan army was founded in 1956, are air force in 1959, and a navy in 1960.

    The "Joan of Arc"'s visit with her companion-vessel in the French training squadron, the escort "Victor-Schoelcher", sets the seal on the new cordiality in relations between the two countries. The cruiser includes six Moroccan officer-cadets among its complement.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACTB4ZKYJR4HYRAPCQRDIIYQ51
    Media URN:
    VLVACTB4ZKYJR4HYRAPCQRDIIYQ51
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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