• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT BOURGUIBA AT TUNISIA VISITED MEDENINE - ABOUT 500 KMS. FROM TUNIS - AUGUST 25?

  • Description

    1.
    SV SIGN "MEDENINE"
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    2.
    LV APPLAUDING CROWDS AT APPROACH TO MEDENINE.
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    3.
    STV MOTORCADE THROUGH LINED STREETS.
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    4.
    ANGLE V...BANNER ACROSS STREET "BIZERTA IS CURS AND WE WILL HAVE IT NO MATTER HOW MUCH THE SACRIFICE IS."
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    5.
    SV CROWDS WAVE AND CHEER.
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    6.
    SV PAN...MOTORCADE, BOURGUIBA STANDING, WAVES FROM CAR.
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    7.
    SCU PEOPLE CLAP AND CHANT.
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    8.
    TV PAN...BOURGUIBA TOWARDS PLATFORM.
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    9.
    TGV PAN...CROWD GATHERED.
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    10.
    ANGLE V...BOURGUIBA ADDRESSING CROWD.
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    11.
    REAR GV...PAST BOURGUIBA TO CROWD.
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    12.
    TGV CROWD.
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    13.
    TV PAN...BOURGUIBA CARRIED SHOULDER HIGH FROM PLATFORM.
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    Background: PRESIDENT BOURGUIBA AT TUNISIA VISITED MEDENINE - ABOUT 500 KMS. FROM TUNIS - AUGUST 25 TO MAKE A MAJOR SPEECH ON BIZERTA. ABOUT 10,000 PEOPLE HEARD HIM - EITHER IN THE SQUARE BEFORE HIM OR IN THE MARKET PLACES, WHERE HIS SPEECH WAS RELAYED BY LOUDSPEAKERS. THE PRESIDENT WAS WEARING THE TRADITIONAL UNIFORM-STYLE KHAKI OF THE PEOPLE IN THE TUNISIAN SOUTHERN TERRITORIES.

    TO THE CHEERS OF HIS SUPPORTERS, HE SAID TUNISIA WOULD NOT HESITATE TO FIGHT AGAIN TO MAKE THE FRENCH WITHDRAW FROM THE BIZERTA NAVAL BASE. IF FRANCE CONTINUED TO IGNORE INTERNATIONAL OPINION, IT MIGHT BECOME NECESSARY, HE SAID. BUT HE HOPED FOR A PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT.

    HE STRESSED TUNISIA'S BELIEF IN DIPLOMATIC METHODS AND HER GOOD FAITH IN OBEYING THE UNITED NATIONS CEASE-FIRE ORDER. "THERE IS NO DOUBT ABOUT OUR FINAL VICTORY", HE SAID. THE PERIOD OF VIOLENCE WOULD PASS: TUNISIA HAD NO DESIRE FOR RECRIMINATION AND WANTED TO THINK OF THE FUTURE. AND HE WARNED: "IF THE U.N. DOES NOT MANAGE TO GET ITS DECISIONS RESPECTED, THEN IT WILL BE GIVING THE SIGNAL FOR ITS COLLAPSE."
    WHEN HE HAD FINISHED SPEAKING, THE CROWD CARRIED HIM FROM THE PLATFORM ON THEIR SHOULDERS. THEY CHEERED WILDLY AND SHOUTED "EVACUATION!" AND "WEAPONS!"

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7UHXWWUOC0G00R5R3H2CRBVQ3
    Media URN:
    VLVA7UHXWWUOC0G00R5R3H2CRBVQ3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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