• Short Summary

    THE VAST SECURITY PRECAUTIONS UNDER WAY IN THE FRENCH CAPITAL, DESIGNED TO KNOCK OUT FURTHER FRENCH RIGHT-WING TERRORISM OF THE OAS (SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION OPPOSED TO ALGERIAN INDEPENDENCE), WAS STRENGTHENED BY RIOT POLICE ORDERED INTO THE CITY FROM THEIR SUBURBAN BARRACKS, FEB 17.

  • Description

    1.
    SV RIOT POLICE AND TRUCKS AT SIDE OF ROAD.
    0.04

    2.
    LV POLICE AND PEOPLE ALONG PAVEMENT.
    0.07

    3.
    LV POLICE CHECK MAN'S PAPERS.
    0.12

    4.
    LV POLICE STOP CAR, CHECK DRIVER'S PAPERS.
    0.20

    5.
    SV WOMAN LEAVES CAR.
    0.25

    6.
    SV POLICE CHECK INTERIOR OF CAR.
    0.27

    7.
    LV DITTO.
    0.30

    8.
    LV POLICE MOTOR-CYCLISTS.
    0.33

    9.
    LV POLICE STOP CAR, DRIVER GETS OUT, SHOWS PAPERS.
    0.40

    10.
    SV POLICE LIFT BONNET OF CAR, SEARCH BOUND ENGINE.
    0.47



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    Background: THE VAST SECURITY PRECAUTIONS UNDER WAY IN THE FRENCH CAPITAL, DESIGNED TO KNOCK OUT FURTHER FRENCH RIGHT-WING TERRORISM OF THE OAS (SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION OPPOSED TO ALGERIAN INDEPENDENCE), WAS STRENGTHENED BY RIOT POLICE ORDERED INTO THE CITY FROM THEIR SUBURBAN BARRACKS, FEB 17.

    THEY WERE BROUGHT IN WHILE THE SECRET TALKS, (NEAR THE FRANCO-SWISS FRONTIER), BETWEEN FRENCH GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES AND FLN ENVOYS, CONTINUED TO DISCUSS CEASE-FIRE CONDITIONS TO END THE SEVEN-YEAR-OLD ALGERIAN WAR.

    IN THE CURRENT OUTBREAK OF TERRORIST ACTIVITY IN PARIS, THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THE RIOT POLICE WERE ON DUTY SEARCHING CARS AND LORRIES - A DUTY HITHERTO RESERVED FOR THE CITY POLICE. FEARS WERE PREVALENT OF AN OUTBREAK OF ASSASSINATIONS BY OAS AGENTS AS THE CEASE-FIRE IN ALGERIA LOOKED IMMINENT. POLICE WERE ALSO MAKING IDENTIFY CHECKS OF PASSENGERS IN PARIS UNDERGROUND TRAINS. THE SEARCHES ARE DAY AND NIGHT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA21F4WMRBQ0J0G71PIRD1PUBKA
    Media URN:
    VLVA21F4WMRBQ0J0G71PIRD1PUBKA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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