• Short Summary

    Near Geneva, May 19, Swiss troops and police were guarding the Bois d'Avault villa of the Sheikh of Qatar, where eight Algerian rebel emissaries led by M.

  • Description


    Military lorries outside Bois d'Avault, near Geneva. Helicopters. Barbed wire. Press photographers.



    Sign "Evian-les-Bains".



    Closed road leading to conference building.



    Armed security guards.



    Two motorcyclists.



    Police helicopter flies in.



    Helicopter with French delegates arrive.



    Joxe and delegates out of helicopters.




    Initials KJ/V/LW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Near Geneva, May 19, Swiss troops and police were guarding the Bois d'Avault villa of the Sheikh of Qatar, where eight Algerian rebel emissaries led by M. Belkacem Krim had arrived the previous day. Helicopters seen in the grounds of the villa are for transport between Geneva and the conference town in Evian, on the French shore of Lake Geneva.

    At Evian, the same day, the French delegates to the Franco-Algerian peace talks, led by the Minister for Algeria, Joxe, arrived by helicopter for the opening of the conference on May 20. They will be put up at the Hotel de la Verniaz.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAK7WPO1MJ8SREWTDWHJWZEPX1
    Media URN:
    VLVAK7WPO1MJ8SREWTDWHJWZEPX1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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