• Short Summary

    FIRST UNITS OF THE SECOND FRENCH INFANTRY DIVISION TO BE WITHDRAWN FROM ALGERIA ARRIVED BY GAIL IN VERDUN, NORTH-EASTERN FRANCE, JULY 9.

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    FIRST UNITS OF THE SECOND FRENCH INFANTRY DIVISION TO BE WITHDRAWN FROM ALGERIA ARRIVED BY GAIL IN VERDUN, NORTH-EASTERN FRANCE, JULY 9. THEY HAD SAILED FROM ALGERIA TO MARSEILLES, AND CONTINUED THE JOURNEY BY TRAIN. THE DIVISION WILL SOON BE PUT AT THE DISPOSAL OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION.

    WITH THE MEN CARE A REGIMENTAL MARCOT - A WILD BOAR. FROM VERDUN, THE TROOPS WENT TO NANCY TO REGROUP AND RE-EQUIP. THEY WILL THEN JOIN THE FRENCH ARMY IN WEST GERMANY. UNDER PRESIDENT DE GAULLE'S POLICY, THE DIVISION CAN HAVE ATOMIC WEAPONS WITH UNITED STATES-CONTROLLED WARHEADS WHEN IT REACHES GERMANY - BUT NOT WHILE IN FRANCE.

    IT WAS ON JUNE 27 THAT THE PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED THAT HE HAD DECIDED TO BRING BACK ONE DIVISION - "AND WE SHALL GO ON LIKE THAT". AN ADDITIONAL FRENCH DIVISION IS EXPECTED TO BE WITHDRAWN FROM ALGERIA LATER THIS SUMMER; AND AN AIR WING OF FIGHTER-GOMBERA IS ALSO DUE TO RETURN TO METROPOLITAN FRANCE SHORTLY. MEANWHILE, THERE WERE INDICATIONS IN PARIS THAT THE TALKS WITH THE ALGERIA NATIONALISTS MAY SOON START AGAIN AT EVIAN, ON THE SHORES OF LAKE GENEVA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE56EGFX9PCTKI0PUAJ2XOT9YU
    Media URN:
    VLVAE56EGFX9PCTKI0PUAJ2XOT9YU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/07/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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