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    French build new naval base at Mers El Kebir, Algeria.

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    Mers El Kebir, Algeria.

    Air view of the port at Mers El Kebir. Various shots of the construction going on in the new naval base. Group of ministers looking out over the base. MS. & CU. Rene Pleven, French Defence Minister, studying the plan. MS. Mr Pleven and party boarding a small electric train and moving off for inspection of the base. MS. Mr Pleven shaking hands with workers then walks around. MS. Mr Pleven boarding a launch, launch sailing around the harbour. LS. Various shots of the naval base from the launch. LS. Mr Pleven in army vehicle, inspecting troops. GV. Spectators on balconies of houses. GV. & LS. Band of the French Foreign Legion marching past. MS. Mr Pleven on saluting dais. LS. Foreign Legion troops marching past, armoured vehicles driving past.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:13:00 / 01:18:13:00
    UN 2519 E

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