Oil drilling operations in African countries. View of the walled capital city of Fez in Morocco. Natives walk in a narrow street. Map shows location of Algeria in Africa. View of Port Oran. The Medjillah oil fields near Tliouanet. Oil being pumped from a well into a barrel.
A documentary titled 'America salutes Algerian Independence' depicts independence celebrations in Algeria and its admission into the United Nations. A huge crowd of people in the streets of Algeria to celebrate their independence. The Algerian flag is waved. Soldiers march. People with the Algerian flags. The Algerian flag is raised in a ceremony. Soldiers stand at attention. The United Nations Headquarters in New York City in the United States. Flags of the member nations flutter. Algerian Prime Minister Mohamed Ahmed Ben Bella is greeted by UN Secretary General U Thant, Guinean President Ahmed Sekou Toure and President of the UN General Assembly Muhammad Zafrulla Khan. The Algerian flag is unfurled and it flutters among the flags of other member nations. Algerian war victims present at the ceremony. In the UNO, the full body of the General Assembly gives a standing ovation to Algeria as it joins the UNO. Algerian delegates seated. A map of Africa with the focus on Algeria. The capital city of Algiers. Ships at the harbor in Algiers. People in a market place. Minarets of Jeema Kebir Mosque . The National Museum houses things of art and craft such as brocade garments, rugs, specimens of metal work and jewelery.
A documentary depicts Algeria soon after its independence. Date and fig trees in the Sahara region of Algeria. A map of Algeria shows location of oil wells. People near a truck. Tomatoes, lemons and figs in baskets. Men unload crates from trucks. Vegetables and fruits in crates at a market place. People in the market. People fill water at a community tap. A cobbler mends shoes.
The people celebrate independence of Algeria. The people gather on a street. The native soldiers march on the street. They carry guns on their shoulder. The women dance on the street. A view of the people on street and soldiers march. Lightning on the street. The people celebrate. Premier of Algeria Benyoucef Benkhedda in a car. People on either side of the street greet him. He waves to the people. The people on the street cheer. Benkhedda in a balcony with other officials as he waves to the people. Vice Premier of Algeria Ahmed Ben Bella gets of from a car. He shakes hands with the officials. The people crowd on the street. Benkhedda, Ben Bella and other officials stand together.
European refugees flee from Algeria. Violence on the streets of Algeria. Damaged and burning buildings. Firemen douse the fire. European refugees with their belongings flee from Algeria via airways and waterways. Soldiers help French civilians as they land in Europe.
Aerial view of tribal representatives encamped in Algeria. Men of the tribes assemble around a large open space and listen to an Algerian leader speak. The French Resident Minister of Algeria, Robert Lacoste, together with French officials and officers, listens to the speaker. The tribesmen applaud. The microphone is brought to Robert Lacoste, who makes some remarks and receives applause. An elder tribal leader approaches Mr.Lacoste, who greets him and presents him with a double-barreled shotgun. Robert Lacoste walks around the assembly, greeting and shaking hands with many of the tribal leaders. Algerian colonial cavalry (Spahis) seen on horseback, in background.
Robert Lacoste greets Algerian children.