• Short Summary

    HEAVY MOROCCAN TROOP CONCENTRATIONS WERE REPORTED TODAY (SATURDAY) ALONG THE ALGERIAN FRONTIER, AS DESERT FIGHTING BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES CONTINUES.

  • Description

    HEAVY MOROCCAN TROOP CONCENTRATIONS WERE REPORTED TODAY (SATURDAY) ALONG THE ALGERIAN FRONTIER, AS DESERT FIGHTING BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES CONTINUES. ALGERIAN PRESS REPORTS SAID PRESIDENT BEN BELLA'S TROOPS HAD RETAINED THEIR HOLD ON THE TWIN BORDER CASES OF HASSI BEIDA AND TINJOUB, REPULSING MOROCCAN ATTACKS. BUT IN MARRAKESH, THE MOROCCAN GOVERNMENT DENIED THAT THE TWO KEY BORDER POSTS WERE IN ALGERIAN POSSESSION.

    MEANWHILE, ALGERIA HAS BEEN BUILDING UP HER FORCES. CONVOYS OF TROOP-CARRIERS AND ARTILLERY HAVE BEEN SPEEDING THROUGH THE SAHARA FROM ORAN AND ALGIERS TO COLOMB-BECHAR, WHERE THEY HAVE BEEN MASSING TO MEET THE MOROCCAN THREAT. THE FIGHTING ITSELF IS GOING ON SOUTH-WEST OF THIS CUSTOMS TOWN. CIVILIAN ARRIVALS THERE ARE BEING CAREFULLY SCRUTINISED BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE MOROCCAN INFILTRATION.

    HUNDREDS OF ALGERIANS IN COLOMB-BECHAR HAVE ANSWERED PRESIDENT BEN BELLA'S CALL FOR GENERAL MOBILISATION OF ALL FORMER ALGERIAN LIBERATION ARMY SOLDIERS, WHO FOUGHT THE FRENCH IN THE PRE-INDEPENDENCE STRUGGLE. HIS CALL HAS BEEN ANSWERED FROM AS FAR AWAY AS PARIS. SCORED OF YOUNG ALGERIAN IMMIGRANTS ARE FLYING HOME TO JOIN IN THE DESERT WAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADRMA8YVKIJRL3IJ2OOKZ6G7XD
    Media URN:
    VLVADRMA8YVKIJRL3IJ2OOKZ6G7XD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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