• Short Summary

    IN RESPONSE TO PRESIDENT BOURGUIBA'S CALL FOR NATION-WIDE "PEACEFUL" DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST CONTINUED FRENCH OCCUPATION OF BIZERTA, MORE THAN 100,000 TUNISIANS PARADED THROUGH TUNIS AUG 19, SINGING PATRIOTIC SONGS AND CHANTING VOWS OF READINESS TO RESUME THE BATTLE FOR BIZERTA, WHERE AN UNEASY TRUCE PREVAILS.

  • Description

    1.
    GV. ARMED TROOPS GUARD INFORMATION CENTRE.
    0.04

    2.
    CU. ARMED SOLDIER PATROLLING.
    0.08

    3.
    GV. TROOPS GUARD FRENCH EMBASSY.
    0.12

    4.
    GV. TROOPS OUTSIDE EMBASSY. (2 SHOTS).
    0.20

    5.
    GV. BANNERS ACROSS STREET IN 4 LANGUAGES READ THE TUNISIAN PEOPLE SHALL CONTINUE HIS STRUGGLE.
    0.24

    6.
    TV. DEMONSTRATIONS WITH BANNERS THROUGH STREET.
    0.29

    7.
    GV. MASS CROWD GATHER IN SQUARE.
    0.33

    8.
    TV. DEMONSTRATORS WAVE BANNERS ETC.
    0.42

    9.
    GV. DEMONSTRATORS MARCH TOWARDS U.S. EMBASSY.
    0.50

    10.
    GV PAN..DOWN U.S. EMBASSY BUILDING TO TROOPS GUARDING ENTRANCE.
    0.57

    11.
    GV. CROWD WAVE BANNERS AND SHOUT OUTSIDE EMBASSY.
    1.01

    12.
    GV. MAYOR AND OTHER V.I.P'S HEAD MASS DEMONSTRATION TOWARDS THE PRESIDENT'S PALACE.
    1.09

    13.
    GV. DITTO, THROUGH STREETS.
    1.14

    14.
    GV. DITTO, WITH BANNERS.
    1.18

    15.
    GV. CROWDS LINE PAVEMENTS.
    1.22

    16.
    GTV.DEMONSTRATORS DOWN STREET.
    1.26

    17.
    GV. LEADERS HEAD DEMONSTRATORS TOWARDS PALACE.
    1.34

    18.
    LV. PRESIDENT BOURGUIBA ON BALCONY.
    1.38

    19.
    GV PAN.FROM DEMONSTRATORS ARRIVING AT PALACE, TO BOURGUIBA AND PARTY ON BALCONY.
    1.45

    20.
    GV. DEMONSTRATORS TOWARDS PALACE GATES.
    1.48

    21.
    GV PAN.FROM BOURGUIBA MAKING SPEECH TO CROWD WAVING ARMS AND BANNERS.
    1.56

    22.
    GV. MASS DEMONSTRATORS MARCH TOWARDS FRENCH EMBASSY.
    2.02



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    Background: IN RESPONSE TO PRESIDENT BOURGUIBA'S CALL FOR NATION-WIDE "PEACEFUL" DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST CONTINUED FRENCH OCCUPATION OF BIZERTA, MORE THAN 100,000 TUNISIANS PARADED THROUGH TUNIS AUG 19, SINGING PATRIOTIC SONGS AND CHANTING VOWS OF READINESS TO RESUME THE BATTLE FOR BIZERTA, WHERE AN UNEASY TRUCE PREVAILS.

    THE RESURGENCE OF TUNISIAN AGITATION FOR THE EVACUATION OF BIZERTA HAS SO FAR FAILED TO AROUSE ANY RESPONSE FROM THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT. THE OFFICIAL FRENCH VIEW IS THAT THE WEEK-END DEMONSTRATIONS WERE CALCULATED TO EXERT PRESSURE ON THE AUG 21 SPECIAL SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY CALLED TO DEBATE THE BIZERTA SITUATION.

    FRENCH TROOPS AND TUNISIANS WERE INJURED AUG 19 WHEN STONES AND BOTTLES WERE THROWN DURING DEMONSTRATIONS AROUND THE ARAB QUARTER. NO SHOTS WERE FIRED TO BREAK THE UNEASY TRUCE, BUT FRENCH PARACHUTE TROOPS WERE BROUGHT IN TO HELP MAN THE BARBED WIRE BARRICADES ERECTED IN THE TOWN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2BHBK2F4JP6N0UE2P1ANRHPMY
    Media URN:
    VLVA2BHBK2F4JP6N0UE2P1ANRHPMY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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