• Short Summary

    THE 14TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ALGERIAN NATIONALIST UPRISING AGAINST FRENCH RULE WAS MARKED IN ALGIERS TODAY (FRIDAY) BY A PARADE OF DETACHMENTS FROM THE 70,000-STRONG ALGERIAN MILITARY FORCES.

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    GUESTS AT THE PARADE; COLONEL BOUMEDIENNE SPEAKING; GIRLS MARCH PAST; SOLDIERS PAST, SOLDIERS RUN PAST; ARMOURED CARS; TANKS PAST; TROOP CARRIES AND GUNS PAST.




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    Background: THE 14TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ALGERIAN NATIONALIST UPRISING AGAINST FRENCH RULE WAS MARKED IN ALGIERS TODAY (FRIDAY) BY A PARADE OF DETACHMENTS FROM THE 70,000-STRONG ALGERIAN MILITARY FORCES. THE EVENT IS TRADITIONALLY GIVEN EVEN GREATER SIGNIFICANCE THAN THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE INDEPENDENCE ALGERIANS GAINED IN 1962 AFTER A WAR THAT LASTED SEVEN AND A HALF YEARS.

    THE LEADER OF THE ALGERIAN MILITARY REGIME, COLONEL HOUARI BOUMEDIENNE, MADE A SPEECH BEFORE THE START OF THE PARADE, WHICH WAS ALSO WATCHED BY SEVERAL FOREIGN DELEGATIONS. COLONEL BOUMEDIENNE HAS RECENTLY BEEN VISITING WESTERN ALGERIA, WHERE HE HAD BEEN EMPHASISING THE NECESSITY FOR THE COUNTRY TO GAIN FULL ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE FROM FOREIGN CONCERNS A NEED FOR NATIONAL UNITY AND A RENEWED CALL FOR GREATER MILITANCY AND REVOLUTIONARY SPIRIT.

    THE ALGERIAN FORCES ARE ARMED AND EQUIPPED BY THE SOVIET UNION. ALGERIA HAS ABOUT 3,000 TROOPS STATIONED ALONG THE SUEZ CANAL AND SOME OF THEM TOOK PART IN LAST WEEK'S ARTILLERY DUEL ON THE SIDE OF THE EGYPTIAN FORCES AGAINST THE ISRAELI FORCES. THE ALGERIAN ARMED FORCES HAVE BEEN UNDER THE DIRECT CONTROL OF COLONEL BOUMEDIENNE -- WHO CAME TO POWER IN A MILITARY COUP JUST OVER THREE YEARS AGO -- SINCE LAST NOVEMBER, WHEN HE TOOK OVER FROM THE FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF, TAHAR ZBIRI WHO FLED ABROAD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5UUKI675DJA63T0ICIXMBSWTF
    Media URN:
    VLVA5UUKI675DJA63T0ICIXMBSWTF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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