• Short Summary

    Riots take place during Charles de Gaulle's visit about his plans for self-governing Algeria.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Algeria crisis!

    Settlers riot about Charles de Gaulle's plan for a self-governing Algerian-Algeria during his visit.

    L/S pan across Muslims and Europeans rioting in Algerian streets. M/S rioters jumping up and down and chanting. High angle shot of police running along streets towards the rioters. L/S rioters fighting back. M/S police firing tear gas bomb. L/S bomb exploding in the street. Police run through the screen and chase the rioters. L/S crowd of rioters marching past camera. L/S police, led by armoured cars, coming towards the rioters. L/S fire burning in the street as rioters are throwing stones at the police. L/S rioters throwing stones and rocks at policemen. M/S injured policeman being carried away. M/S police carrying fighting rioter towards wagon. M/S armoured cars firing on the rioters. M/S policeman being carried by the rioters shoulder high through streets. M/S massed crowds of rioters surging forward.

    M/S French President Charles de Gaulle walking amongst the crowds. L/S from behind the President showing fists being waved at him. High angle shot of de Gaulle being swamped by the crowd. M/S crowds of rioters standing on roofs of lorries. L/S rioters waving Algerian flag. M/S policemen retreating from the crowd. High angle shot police trying to hold the crowd back. L/S rioters throwing furniture, M/S as door is thrown out of window, pan to piles of burning rubbish outside the house. L/S rioters crowded round fire. Young people run from the garden outside which the rubbish is burning. L/S burning cars lying in the streets. C/U burning car upside down. L/S's house with flames coming from roof.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:13:00 / 01:06:54:00

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