• Short Summary

    As an act of faith in the willingness of the Algerian Moslems to co-operate with the Public Safety Committee in Algeria, General Salan, the military commander in Algeria, has ordered the release of 1,447 Moslems prisoners convicted of minor offences.

  • Description

    1.
    GV.Pan The Internment Camp.


    2.
    LV. The wall around it.


    3.
    SV. The Gateway.


    4.
    LV. Prisoners seen through the wire.


    5.
    SV. Ditto.


    6.
    LV. Ditto.


    7.
    SV. An Officer listing the men due for release.


    8.
    SCU. An old man.


    9.
    CU. Kitchen utensils.


    10.
    CU. Man due for release.


    11.
    CU.Pan From luggage pan up to owner.


    12.
    LV. Men for release.


    13.
    CU. An old man.


    14.
    SCU. A military official helping a man.


    15.
    SV. Man drinking from a bucket.


    16.
    STV. Leaving for the gate.


    17.
    SV. Ditto.


    18.
    SV. Emerging from the gate and entering lorries.


    19.
    CU. Entering a lorry.


    20.
    SV. Prisoners watching from "inside".


    21.
    SCU. An old prisoner.


    22.
    SV.Pan A lorry pulling away.


    23.
    SCU. Loading into another lorry.


    24.
    SV. Loading up a spring mattress.


    25.
    SV. Leaving from a lorry.


    26.
    CU. Closing the prison gates.


    27.
    CV. The Court-yard of the prison.


    28.
    Angle V. A guard in the turret.


    29.
    CU. Away. Happy prisoners leaving.




    Initials S-D MR/VCW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: As an act of faith in the willingness of the Algerian Moslems to co-operate with the Public Safety Committee in Algeria, General Salan, the military commander in Algeria, has ordered the release of 1,447 Moslems prisoners convicted of minor offences.

    Here we see the detention centre of Tefechoun, 35 miles from Algeria, where those being released are watched from behind a barbed wire fence by least fortunate inmates. Later they may be pardoned also, for it has been unofficially announced that the military intends dissolving the camp.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA53QAB8057OU0SZMUQU8JV5KMB
    Media URN:
    VLVA53QAB8057OU0SZMUQU8JV5KMB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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