• Short Summary

    SINCE THE OFFICIAL END OF THE SEVEN-YEAR WAR IN ALGERIA, THE SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION HAVE STEPPED UP THEIR ACTIVITIES, ENGAGING IN BITTER STREET BATTLES WITH BOTH MOSLEMS AND FRENCH POLICE.

  • Description

    1.
    GV ORAN STREET, ARMOURED CARS IN MIDDLE
    0.05

    2.
    GV SIDE STREETS, SOLDIERS RUNNING
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    3.
    SV SOLDIERS RUN, HUGGING WALL OF BUILDING
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    4.
    SV HORSE AND BUGGY DOWN STREET
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    5.
    SV ARMOURED CAR FOLLOWED BY SOLDIERS.
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    6.
    SV MEN CARRYING WOUNDED MAN
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    7.
    MV SOLDIERS CLIMBING STAIRWAY.
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    8.
    MV SOLDIERS ON ROOFTOP.
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    9.
    MV DITTO.
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    10.
    SV SOLDIERS LOOK OUT OF WINDOW.
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    11.
    SLV SHELL-SCARRED BUILDING FACADE
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    12.
    SLV TRICOLOUR FLYING FROM WINDOW.
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    13.
    MV SOLDIERS SHELTER BEHIND CAR ON STREET
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    14.
    LV MILITARY VEHICLES IN STREET
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    15.
    SV SOLDIER ON ARMOURED CAR. (2 SHOTS)
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    16.
    CU REAR WINDOW OF CAR SMASHED, PAN TO CAR WITH SHELL SCARS.
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    17.
    LV HELICOPTER FLYING OVER ROOFTOPS
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    18.
    SV ARMOURED CAR GOES THROUGH STREETS
    0.58

    19.
    GV JEEP, FOLLOWED BY ARMED TRUCK, THROUGH STREETS
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    20.
    CU SOLDIER IN STREET
    1.06

    21.
    GV SOLDIERS MOVING ON STREET
    1.11

    22.
    GV MILITARY VEHICLES AND SOLDIERS IN STREET
    1.19



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    Background: SINCE THE OFFICIAL END OF THE SEVEN-YEAR WAR IN ALGERIA, THE SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION HAVE STEPPED UP THEIR ACTIVITIES, ENGAGING IN BITTER STREET BATTLES WITH BOTH MOSLEMS AND FRENCH POLICE. MARCH 19, IN THE PORT OF ORAN, ONE OF MANY SUCH OUTBURSTS OCCURRED AT A POINT WHERE THE MOSLEMS SECTION BORDERS ON THE EUROPEAN QUARTER OF THE CITY.

    NO-ONE SEEMED ABLE TO PINPOINT THE SOURCE OF THE TROUBLE; AND WHEN FRENCH SECURITY FORCES MOVED IN, THEY APPEARED CONFUSED AS TO WHO OR WHERE THE ENEMY WAS. O.A.S. COMMANDOS, FROM ROOFTOP. VANTAGE POINTS, HAD FRENCH FORCES SEEKING THE SHELTER OF OVERHANGING BUILDINGS AS THEY SOUGHT TO ROUT OUT THE TROUBLE-MAKERS.

    FRENCH REINFORCEMENTS WERE HURRIED TO THE SCENE BY ARMOURED CAR AND THE FIGHTING GREW FIERCER. HEAVY GUNFIRE SHATTERED WINDOWS, SCARRED FACADES OF BUILDINGS AND RIPPED THROUGH METAL ON MOTOR-CARS.

    UNOFFICIAL CASUALTY FIGURES FOR THIS DAY'S FIGHTING IN ORAN WERE: EUROPEANS - 8 KILLED AND 26 WOUNDED. MOSLEMS - 50 KILLED WITH NO ESTIMATE FOR THOSE WOUNDED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6065RQDDPO4UPA06WV1L8NRV
    Media URN:
    VLVA6065RQDDPO4UPA06WV1L8NRV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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