• Short Summary

    France increases its oil supply lines from North Africa.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "France's First Desert Oil".

    Philippeville, North Africa.

    GV Mediterranean port of Philippeville. GV Oil storage tankers on coast at Philippeville, from where the oil is shipped to French refineries.

    Aerial shot Looking down on Touggourt. GV. Part of Touggourt. GV. Palm trees. LV. Street in Touggourt, French North Africans. LV. Archway. Aerial Shot Oil storage tanks & railway oil tankers at Touggourt where oil is pumped to and from Hassi Messaoud across the Sahara a distance of 125 miles. LV Railway oil tankers awaiting transportation. SV. Pan, oil storage tankers. LV Max Lejeune, Algerian Secretary of Defence, with oil officials looking around storage installations. SV Technician working on pipes. GV Officials visiting oil installations. LV Armed security forces driving into Touggourt in armoured cars.

    GV Train carrying oil on its way to Philippeville. GV Wreckage of another train laying on embankment after rebel attack. SV Wreckage of rail trucks. CU Underside of one of the trucks. GV Oil-carrying train travelling slowly past the wreckage en route for Philippeville.

    (F.G.) (Orig. "D")

    Selected originals exist for this item - see other records.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:57:00 / 01:41:08:00

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