Robert Lacoste, French Resident minister of Algeria, and French officers and officials are escorted on a tour of an Algerian glass bottle factory. Lacoste and escorts walk towards, and enter a factory building. They watch as the Algerian workers operate the machinery and equipment and process glass bottles. Mr. Lacoste speaks with some of the workers. He and his group of visitors look at a bottle produced in the plant.
Crowds of French colonials line sidewalks in Algeria, to cheer Jacques Soustelle, the Governor General as he moves along the streets in a motorcade with motorcycle escorts. Police try to control students who are shouting and milling about on sidewalk near a wall. View of a palace courtyard.
Revolt grows in Algeria. French troops moves in an open field after the revolt. They frisk the civilians. Burnt and demolished factories and damaged vehicles. Flat cars on rail roads carry arms and re-enforcements. The tanks being unloaded. Trucks loaded with French troops move on roads.
A large crowd of Algerians and Colonials gather at airport to witness arrival of Resident Minister of Algeria, Robert Lacoste. He arrives on a DC-3 aircraft and is met by local officials, military officers, and Algerians holding Algerian tricolor flags. He rides through the streets in a motorcade. Spectators applaud as the motorcade passes. Robert Lacoste ascends a reviewing stand and watches a military parade of French forces. A band plays and soldiers march past during the ceremony. Tanks and trucks loaded with soldiers drive past Buildings seen in the background. A large crowd of civilians gathered on the streets to greet the Resident Minister. Girls stand outside the "College Moderne De Jeunes Filles" building to greet the Resident Minister
Robert Lacoste, French Resident minister of Algeria, speaks to group of Algerian steel workers, outside their factory. He and other officials, are then escorted on a tour of the facility. They see steel slabs being run through rolling mills,reducing them progressively to steel ribbons. Mr. Lacoste uses eye shielding to look at molten steel. Steel being poured from a furnace into a large ladle. Robert Lacoste shakes hands with Algerian plant manager.