• Short Summary

    Near the oil-wells of Hassi R'Mel - between Laghouat and Ghardais - in the French Sahara Visnews recently filmed manoeuvres of French airborne troops under General Challe.

  • Description

    1.
    Air V Transport plane in flight
    9 ft

    2.
    CU Propeller of Transport plane with another in background.
    5 ft

    3.
    CU Pilot looking into mirror.
    4 ft

    4.
    GV Men of the Parachute regiment being dropped.
    16 ft

    5.
    GV Parachute landing.
    6 ft

    6.
    Air shot Small parachute leaving plane followed by army jeeps and larger parachutes.
    28 ft

    7.
    GV Military supplies being dropped by parachute.
    11 ft

    8.
    CU Wireless operator.
    4 ft

    9.
    GV Pan From supplies being dropped to ground.
    8 ft

    10.
    GV Supplies landing.
    7 ft

    11.
    SV Three men preparing jeep.
    5 ft

    12.
    LV Ditto.
    5 ft

    13.
    SCU Removing bales of straw from landing platform.
    7 ft

    14.
    LV Jeep being driven from landing platform.
    7 ft

    15.
    GV Jeep away.
    11 ft

    16.
    GV Jeep towing field guns crossing the Sahara Desert.
    17 ft

    17.
    GV General Challe and General Matsu with other officers looking on.
    5 ft

    18.
    GU Crew loading field gun.
    10 ft

    19.
    GV Guns firing.
    13 ft

    20.
    GV Officers observing firing.
    5 ft

    21.
    GV Jeeps lined up for inspection.
    9 ft

    22.
    LV General Challe inspecting jeeps.
    3 ft

    23.
    SV Pan Ditto.
    9 ft

    24.
    SV General Matsu shaking hands with troops.
    6 ft



    Initials KJ/AW/RL



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Near the oil-wells of Hassi R'Mel - between Laghouat and Ghardais - in the French Sahara Visnews recently filmed manoeuvres of French airborne troops under General Challe.

    During the exercise 40 jeeps, 4 trailers, 6 recoilless 10.6-cm guns, 3 12-cm mortars and other material and personnel were dropped by 29 Nord-2501 transport planes.

    Hassi M'Rel is the third important oil field in the Sahara. Oil was struck here only last month. A sum of GBP97M. has been allotted by the French Government for the development of Sahara oil schemes.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2N5SOYAFKWF1ZF3PHYV6FJMCX
    Media URN:
    VLVA2N5SOYAFKWF1ZF3PHYV6FJMCX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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