French forces in Algeria advance along a mountain road, and repair it to support passage of tanks
Algeria Date:1954 Duration:2 min 7 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Activities of French forces in Algeria during conflict with FLN. French encampment with temporary buildings. A signboard reads 'Terny'. French officers huddle over map spread over hood of automobile View from moving military vehicle. Jeeps, tanks and trucks loaded with soldiers on roads. Shrub covered mountains. French soldiers stand on the edge of a mountain road and assess its ability to support a tank. An armored car backs up to make room for a tank. Soldiers direct tank along the edge of mountain road. Legionnaires chop stone from mountain side and load into truck. They unload stones from the truck to bolster the edge of mountain road. French Foreign legion officer assesses the construction. A tank moves slowly, directed by a soldier, and passes over the new rock reinforcement. Another tank proceeds but is stopped by the soldier, directing it. Armed Legionnaires stand watch from hill above with weapons at the ready.
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