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    Photo-report by Yves Naintre (exclusive). Comprehensive review of life in French North Africa.

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    Various locations:
    Long view of plane arriving / Man at desk in office / Algerian men enlisting

    SENEGAL: Dakar:
    Boat pullilng alongside military ship / Admiral Collinet and officers on ship's deck / Collinet smoking / Planes lined up PAN to group of pilots / Pilots being given briefing by officer / Aircraft on field / Air view (aerial) of Dakar / General view people along in street / Shots of re-enforcements coming down gang plank from ship / Large birds on beach

    Legionnaires marching / General Boisson inspecting Legionnaires

    USA: Washington DC:
    General view Capitol building / Various shots Franklin D Roosevelt (US President, 1933-1945) at desk during press conference / Franklin D Roosevelt (US President, 1933-1945) radio broadcast SOT
    - The war is approaching the brink of the Western hemisphere itself, it is coming very close to home, and the attack on the United States can begin with the domination of any base which menaces our security north or south

    Map showing Natal 1,860 miles to Dakar

    ALGERIA: Oran:
    Close up hole in side of ship / Sailors running on pier during bombing of Oran / Three explosions in sea off harbour coast during Battle of Oran / Shots of large bombing explosions near ship, black clouds of smoke / Hoses directed at fires on ship / Sailors working on burning deck / Dead bodies on deck of ship

    French sailors lined up in cemetery PAN to graves of sailors killed in battle of "Mers el Kebir" / Sailors walking amongst graves / Close up cross, pan to sailors hat with the label "Dunkerque" / Algiers monument PAN to graves / Arab man leans over his son's grave / War Memorial monument to World War Dead
    Background: Photo-report by Yves Naintre (exclusive). Comprehensive review of life in French North Africa.

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    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
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    World War II: French colonial forces in North Africa

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