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    Various shots of the Governor General visiting Arris and other villages, with French paratroops patrolling mountainous roads, planes dropping supplies, Algerians are searched.

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    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.


    Various shots of the Governor General of Algeria, Roger Leonard, arriving at dusk at an airfield. MS Inspecting Algerian Guard of Honour.

    Various shots, Governor speaking to officials and visiting M'Chouneiche village badly hit in the recent concerted attacks by "Fellaghas terrorists" and speaking to the new Caid (Arab chief). Various shots, lorries, armoured vehicles and tanks of the 18th Paratroopers (?) on the road and passing through the village of Arris.

    Various shots, desert troops patrolling a fort. MS Governor with binoculars looking at countryside.

    MS Arab prisoners being marched through streets to prison. CU Individual prisoners. Various shots of the guns and ammunition found on suspects.

    Various shots, Arab travellers being searched by French troops in the Aures mountains. LS French Paratroops walking across desert country. Various shots, planes flying overhead, dropping supplies. Various shots, paratroops patrolling desert and mountainsides. CU Road sign "Batna". LS French tanks on a stretch of road. MS Troops searching Arabs. Shots from a patrol vehicles on a mountain road. MS Officers conferring on the road. MS Soldiers with walkie-talkie. MS French soldier searching Arab.

    Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 16/11/1954. Contemporary newspaper report reads: "Algiers, Nov 8 - The rebel band which for almost a week has held off thousands of French troops in a sector of south-eastern Algeria was driven into mountain hideouts today, but there was no sign that it was crushed or dispersed. The rebels' retreat meant restoration of relative calm after several days of full-scale military operations to drive them from their bases in the Aures Mountain region, near the border between Algeria and Tunisia."

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:04:00 / 02:00:03:00
    UN 2697 B

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