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

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    ALGERIA (North Africa): Algiers:
    General view Port of Algiers, French sailor with fixed bayonet in foreground / Semi view town of algiers / General view horse drawn van through street / Long view harbour buildings / Long view harbour, government buildings, tricolour flag waving in foreground / General view (elevated) local people in Arabian district / Gen. view pan down Weygand's Palace in Casbah district to military guard outside in street / Semi view guard at salute outside palace / Close up military guard

    Interior shot General Weygand at desk in room, official talking to him / Weygand handing documents to official / Weygand at desk

    MOROCCO: Casablanca:
    Long view people outside building / Elevated view people on balcony, crowds through street / Semi view Sultan in native costume riding on horse through street, armed native troops in foreground / Bearded man watching / Veiled woman / Sultan on horseback and people marching past camera / People on balcony

    SENEGAL: Dakar:
    Marching band through streets carrying Pertain's photograph / Parade through streets, marching band, people in white uniforms marching

    ALGERIA (North Africa): Algiers:
    Travel shot past ship in harbour / Elevated view baskets of fruit being loaded on to ship / Belt conveyor carrying fruit on to ship / Barge full of barrels

    Sheep in harbour area / Sheep livestock driven on to ship / Sheep in pens on ship

    MOROCCO: Casablanca:
    Idle port of Casablanca / Horse drawn van into idle port / Tilt down American flag to consulate gate, American Consulate, Mr. Russell comes out of building / Various of Mr. Russell as talks with other man

    ALGERIA: Oran:
    High angle view bay of Oran / Ships in bay of Oran / French battleships / French battleship "Dunkerque" with name " Dunkerque" on side / Turret of battleship

    GRAPHIC Map scene showing position of Dakar to South America / Map scene showing Dakar and South America and positions where "Robin Moore" and "I.C. White" American ships were sunk by submarines

    SENEGAL: Dakar:
    Tricolour flag flying over Dakar / Dakar military garrison / Long view troopship bringing troops into harbour, two French sailors in foreground / Gen. view ship on dockside and sign "Conde" on side of ship / Troops on board ship / Crowd of soldiers on board ship / High angle view view troops on dockside with equipment

    ALGERIA: Sidi-Bel-Abbes:
    High angle view foreign Legion Troops formed up in barrack square / Troops carrying flags through street / Various of troops at salute / Tracking shot troops lined up in barrack yard at salute / Shots of local people lined up to enlist in the Foreign Legion / Algerian men enlisting / Moors towards desk to register / Moor signing on at desk, picture of Marshal Petain in background / Close up medals on Moor's tunic. Close up officer handing card to Moor / Enlisting card with French Foreign Legion heading / Shots of soldiers through streets / Troops loading equipment on to truck / Trucks towards along road

    SENEGAL: Dakar:
    Palace at Dakar / Guards lined up outside on steps of palace / Guard holding sword / Long view Gen. Pierre Boisson out of doorway towards car / Boisson in car / Car moves away / Planes lined up on airport / Tracking shot planes lined up on airport / General Boisson out of plane talking to official / Boisson talking to official / American Curtis and Glenn Martin planes take off / Air view (aerial) plane over Dakar / Radio mast at Dakar / Man at radio board / Power station PAN to shelters under construction / Underground shelters being constructed / Interior view underground shelter (bunker), man at telephone

    Submarine surfacing at sea, sailor with binoculars in foreground / Submarine 531 past camera / View under ship's big guns, submarine in distance / Torpedo boat X103 passes / French battleship "Richelieu" / Admiral Collinet up gang plank / Collinet salutes sailors on deck / Marine at attention / Collinet taking salute / Hoisting of French Flag on battleship / Pan dusk scene with clouds over Dakar / Vultures on land. and flying away / Dusk scene armed sentry under big gun / Sentry / Armed sentry with French flag
    Background: Photo-report by Yves Naintre (exclusive). Comprehensive review of life in French North Africa.

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