• Short Summary

    COMMANDER OF THE FRENCH FORCES IN BIZERTA, ADMIRAL AMMAN, HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE AT HIS HEADQUARTERS, JULY 25, WHERE HE TOLD NEWSMEN THAT HIS TROOPS WOULD REMAIN IN THE POSITIONS THEY NOW HELD.

  • Description

    COMMANDER OF THE FRENCH FORCES IN BIZERTA, ADMIRAL AMMAN, HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE AT HIS HEADQUARTERS, JULY 25, WHERE HE TOLD NEWSMEN THAT HIS TROOPS WOULD REMAIN IN THE POSITIONS THEY NOW HELD. THE FRENCH BABE COMMANDER IS KEEPING IN TOUCH BY LETTER AND TELEPHONE WITH THE TUNISIAN GOVERNOR OF BIZERTA. THEY HAVE STILL NOT AGREED ON A RENDEZVOUS FOR PEACE TALKS.

    IN THE CITY FRENCH, SOLDIERS ARE COOPERATING WITH TUNISIAN POLICE TO RESTORE PUBLIC SERVICES. ALTHOUGH AT THE NIGHT OF THE FIGHTING THERE WAS ALMOST A MASS EXODUS FROM THE ARAB QUARTER THERE IS A SHORTAGE OF FOOD SUPPLIES. APART FROM THE TROOPS OF BOTH SIDES THERE ARE FEW PEOPLE TO BE SEEN ON THE STREETS.

    FRENCH AND TUNISIAN SOLDIERS WAIT IN THEIR POSITIONS FACING EACH OTHER. TANKS AND ARMOURED HALF TRACKS STAND GUARD AT STRATEGIC POINTS. THE CASBAH IS COMPLETELY RINGED BY THE FRENCH. INSIDE STEEL-HELMETED TUNISIANS ARE PREPARING TO DEFEND THE OLD TOWN.

    SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS DAG HAMMARSKJOELD PAID A BRIEF VISIT TO THE CITY. ALTHOUGH HE CLAIMED DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY HIS CAR WAS SEARCHED BY FRENCH PARATROOPERS AT A ROAD BLOCK. HE REMAINED IN CONFERENCE WITH THE TUNISIAN GOVERNING FOR OVER AN HOUR BEFORE MAKING A SHORT TOUR OF THE CITY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADJN3HECBSTH4SQBXRKPYRM6DU
    Media URN:
    VLVADJN3HECBSTH4SQBXRKPYRM6DU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/07/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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