• Short Summary

    BIZERTA... LOW-FLYING FRENCH PLANES KEPT UP A SUSTAINED ROCKET ATTACK, JULY 20, ON TUNISIAN TROOPS,?

  • Description

    BIZERTA... LOW-FLYING FRENCH PLANES KEPT UP A SUSTAINED ROCKET ATTACK, JULY 20, ON TUNISIAN TROOPS, MILITIAMEN AND DEMONSTRATORS ATTEMPTING TO BLOCKADE THIS VITAL FRENCH NAVAL BASE IN THE NORTH OF TUNISIA. PARACHUTE TROOPS WENT INTO ACTION TO CLEAR ENCROACHING FORCES OF ARMED TUNISIAN VOLUNTEERS.

    CASUALTIES WERE REPORTED ON BOTH SIDES, BUT CLAIMS IN THE TWO CAPITALS (PARIS AND TUNIS) WERE CONFLICTING, SO FAR, IT APPEARS THAT FRENCH LODGES ARE THREE DEAD AND 20 WOUNDED. ACCORDING TO ONE REPORT, 100 TUNISIAN SOLDIERS HAVE BEEN KILLED, AND 60 PRISONERS TAKEN. ON ROADS NEAR THE BASE, WRECKED CARS, LOBBIES AND TUNISIAN MILITARY VEHICLES ARE PARKED... RIDDLED WITH ROCKET AND BULLET HOLES.

    A LARGE CEMENT WORKS, TOO, CAME UNDER FRENCH FIRE. AND TUNISIA HAS ACCUSED THE FRENCH OF ATTACKING AMBULANCES TAKING VICTIMS OF THE BATTLE AREA TO HOSPITAL. TUNISIA HAS NOW BROKEN OFF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH FRANCE, AND HAS ACCUSED FRANCE OF "AGGRESSION" AT THE UNITED NATIONS. JULY 21, PRESIDENT BOURGUIBA OF TUNISIA THREATENED TO ORDER THE SEIZURE OF THE FRENCH OIL PIPELINE INSTALLATIONS AT LA SKHIRA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACYSIMSBEO3S9690MB5H1HQECR
    Media URN:
    VLVACYSIMSBEO3S9690MB5H1HQECR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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