An Algerian mountain rally welcoming the French authorities who distribute rifles to them, to ward off attacks from "terrorists".
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
North of Tizi-Ouzou, Kabylian Mountains, Algeria.
Various shots of the Arab moslem villagers, men and women and children on September 17th, 1956, climbing a hill road to assemble in a mass rally to welcome the French authorities. (4 shots). MS Banner reading: "Liberte Egalite Fraternite". MS Second banner celebrating the anniversary of 1884. MS Villagers meeting at the rally. (2 shots). Various shots, French military teachers of the village's school heading their pupils with placard reading "Azerou-Bahar - Village Francais". CU Male villagers. Various shots of arms being unpacked by French troops (?) and rifles laid out on ground. Various shots, of the officials welcoming, the rally, village leader (?) and French Prefect making speeches. MS Crowds listening. LS Handing over of scarves to village chiefs by Civilian French Prefect, Mr. Vignon, which gives them civilian authorities in their communities. Various shots, the newly appointed delegates handing out rifles to their men to ward off attacks from "terrorists".
Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 19/09/1956.