COLORFUL RELIGIOUS RITES HELD IN ALGIERS 500,000 persons, including natives in colorful robes, take part in the Eucharistic Congress at the North African seaport of Algiers, Algeria. Archbishop Verdier of Paris presides as 12,000 children receive holy mass.
LOCUSTS SWARM ALGERIA Locusts swarm Djelfa, Algeria threatening people with famine as they devour vegetation and crops. The tribespeople fight back but are hopelessly outnumbered. CU and ECU of locusts eating a tree.
ALGERIAN WAR The Algerian War led to the country's independence from France. Footage shows guerrilla warfare; captured OAS leader Raoul Salan; French president Charles de Gualle; and Algerian president Ahmed Ben Bella.
ALGERIA & FRANCE CELEBRATE CENTENNIAL - 1930 Arab chiefs salute France's President Gaston Doumergue and other dignitaries as Algeria renews its 100-year allegiance to France. The centennial is celebrated with military reviews, races and more.
SULTAN YOUSSEF RETURNS TO MOROCCO - 1955 Thousands of nationalist followers welcomes Sultan Mohammed Ben Youssef on his return to his palace in Rabat, French Morocco after a two-year exile. Unfortunately his return fails to end mob terror in Morocco or Algiers where bloodshed and violence continue.
Date: November 19, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:13:00, With Audio
FRENCH TROUBLES IN U.N. AND ELSEWHERE - 1955 France's foreign minister Antoine Pinay threatens the United Nations with his country's withdrawal from the organization over the Algerian dispute. Meanswhile French troubles continue as Morocco's Sultan Ben Araffa goes into exile with Mohammed ben Youssef's return to the throne.
Date: September 29, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:04:00, With Audio
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