French Army, marines, police, and officials control an unruly crowd of French Algerian colonials surrounding Jacques Soustelle
Algiers Algeria Date:1956, February 2 Duration:3 min 6 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Views of city of Algiers.The seaport and small boats. Jacques Soustelle, the Governor General of Algeria, moves through the streets in a motorcade, with Motorcycle escort. A large crowd of civilians gathered on either sides of the streets awaiting the arrival of the motorcade. They hold banners which read "hunneur Soustelle" and "vive Soustelle". A very large crowd is gathered in front of a building with "Compagnie Generale Transatlantique" inscribed upon it. People surround and stand upon a French army tank. French marines (Fusilliers-Marin),army troops and police, attempt to control the surging crowd. French officers on a white horse, brandishing sabers, attempt to establish order. A fallen spectator is picked up by police. Governor General Jacques Soustelle is protected by a phalanx of officials and police. Someone holds aloft a tricolor flag with the French Resistance Cross of Lorraine on it. A man climbs on a makeshift ladder to a porch on the building, where a derrick and construction site is seen. View of crowd in courtyard of the building. Governor General Soustelle surrounded by officials tries to move through the crowd. He is saluted by a contingent of soldiers, carrying a tricolor with crests and writing upon it. View of the building through the surging crowd. Many flags fly from its roof. A tall construction derrick appears above the roofline, in the background. Officials and soldiers and police encircle the Governor General, to protect him, and finally succeed in helping him to climb atop an army tank. The crowd waves at him as he stands on the tank, surrounded by officials and officers. .
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