Military activity by FLN and French troops on the streets of Oran and Algiers after ceasefire.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
Oran, Rocher Noir and Algiers, Algeria
LS Across the rooftops of Oran. (Poor quality shot). Various shots, deserted streets in Oran after the ceasefire where the inhabitants were ordered to stay indoors after hanging French tricolour flags across the streets. Panning shot of very large modern block of flags. MS Large tricolour flag on side of building. CU Bullet pocked walls. MS Guard by wire barrier in street.
LS Across rooftops of Algiers. Various shots, Front de Liberation Nationale / FLN (National Liberation Front, Algeria) men check cars and people entering the Moslem inhabited sector called Climate de France after the ceasefire. They fear that more explosives etc might be smuggled into the area and cause further trouble. Quiet streets around the Casbah. (2 shots). Various shots, riot police patrol the Bab El Oued sector. Good shots of riot police and French troops exchanging gun fire with snipers behind shutters and from rooftops. Armoured vehicles patrol the street, troops fire machine guns at snipers. Various shots, police and troops check contents of cars and delivery vans. Panning LS of troops lining the steps of the Platue des Glieres. CU Troops with guns. LS In the Administrative City of Rocher Noir, the new French Government High Commissioner, Mr Christian Fouchet and Morin walk down line of army vehicles. CU Mr Christian Fouchet and Mr Morin. MS Three Arab soldiers. Rear view, Fouchet and Morin facing the French flag.
Note: Date on original record: 26/03/1962.