• Short Summary

    French naval vessels in the base at Diego Suarez in the north of Madagascar are the last French military units to remain in the Republic of Malagasy.

  • Description

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    GV Naval vessels in port of Diego Suarez
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    2.
    CU Naval port sign
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    3.
    SV Frigates being painted
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    4.
    SV & CU Funnel being lifted into position
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    5.
    SV & CU Equipment being loaded aboard (3 shots)
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    CU ZOOM OUT TO SV Gun turret
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    7.
    SV PAN Painting on frigate continues
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    8.
    GV Naval vessels at quayside
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: French naval vessels in the base at Diego Suarez in the north of Madagascar are the last French military units to remain in the Republic of Malagasy.

    The 4,000 troops who were based on the island have been propressively withdrawn during the last year under the terms of an agreement signed last June.

    Most of the troops were withdrawn to the island of Reunion, more than 550 miles to the east.

    However, under the terms of the agreement, the French Navy is to remain at the base at Diego Suarez for two years to train its Malagasy replacements.

    Although all other French troops had to be withdrawn by the beginning of this month, French aircraft and ships will have unlimited landing rights under an agreement that is renewable every year.

    At the same time the military agreements were signed, the two countries also signed other agreements relating to cultural exchange and financial questions.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9UCUWBCNEFX51GAXOMIQ0X2Y5
    Media URN:
    VLVA9UCUWBCNEFX51GAXOMIQ0X2Y5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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