• Short Summary

    ORAN, SECOND CITY OF ALGERIA, WAS THE SCENE OF A FUNERAL PROCESSION, MARCH 3, FOR THREE EUROPEANS KILLED ON MARCH 1.

  • Description

    ORAN, SECOND CITY OF ALGERIA, WAS THE SCENE OF A FUNERAL PROCESSION, MARCH 3, FOR THREE EUROPEANS KILLED ON MARCH 1. THE VICTIMS - A YOUNG MOTHER AND HER TWO CHILDREN.

    ARMED SOLDIERS STOOD BY AS LARGE CROWDS OF EUROPEANS GATHERED FOR THE PROCESSION, THE DEATHS OF THE EUROPEANS INFLAMED RISING PASSIONS AND EUROPEANS HAD ALREADY TAKEN THEIR REVENGE IN THE KILLING OF THREE MOSLEMS BEFORE THE FUNERAL BEGAN.

    IT WAS TO PREVENT ANY FURTHER DISTURBANCES THAT FRENCH SOLDIERS TOOK EVERY PRECAUTION TO ENSURE THAT THE PROCESSION ENDED WITHOUT INCIDENT.

    ORAN HAS BEEN THE SCENE OF MANY GRIM ATTACKS RECENTLY BY THE EXTREMIST SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION (OAS) - AND OF EQUALLY VIOLENT COUNTER-ATTACKS BY THE MOSLEM POPULATION. MOSLEMS ARMED WITH HATCHETS AND KNIVES INVADED THE CARETAKER'S QUARTERS OF THE LA MARSA FOOTBALL STADIUM TO SLAY MME. ORTEGA AND HER CHILDREN.

    THEY KILLED MME.ORTEGA AND HER SON FIRST. THE FIVE-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER RAN INTO THE GARDEN - BUT THE ASSASSINS CAUGHT HER AND BEAT HER TO DEATH. SHE WAS FOUND IN A POOL OF BLOOD WITH A BUNCH OF GERANIUMS GATHERED FROM THE GARDEN STILL CLUTCHED IN HER HAND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVARIOFTBHJ5BR5MGY8KHGDQT99
    Media URN:
    VLVARIOFTBHJ5BR5MGY8KHGDQT99
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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