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    Many well known French politicians, personalities, and sympathizers of the 'Algeria is French' movement, met in Paris Nov 3 for the second "Colloque de Vincennes" since its inauguration last June.

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    Many well known French politicians, personalities, and sympathizers of the 'Algeria is French' movement, met in Paris Nov 3 for the second "Colloque de Vincennes" since its inauguration last June.

    Presided over by M.Azem Ouali, Deputy for the Kabyle region of Algeria, the participants - from differing political parties and religions - solemnly vowed to fight to ensure that Algeria remains French. Four fundamental principles were then tabled to affirm that:
    1..at a time when the integrity of the national territory is threatened more than ever it was, Algeria forms part of this territory under French sovereignty, and must remain an integral part of the French Republic.

    2..they are opposed to any formula such as "Algerian Algeria" which would inevitably lead to secession, dictatorship, and terrorism.

    3..favourable as they are to a lasting and genuine peace as soon as possible, they must warn public opinion against any form of negotiations which would lead inevitably to secession, and tragedy.

    4..they call on all Frenchmen to unite, so as to ensure the triumph of democracy, and fraternity of all frenchmen from the north to the south of the Mediterranean, whichever community they belong to, within their one and only Fatherland.

    Signatories to these principles included M. George Bidault; Maurice Bourges-Manoury; Jaques Soustell; Robert Lacoste; Bachaga Boualem, Vice-President of the National Assembly; and four Professors at the Paris Sorbonne. All swore to defend the principles in all circumstances

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    Film ID:
    VLVANLMLX2UHC2CTOED0US4JXPDT
    Media URN:
    VLVANLMLX2UHC2CTOED0US4JXPDT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
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    N/A

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