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ALGERIA: FRENCH OPERATIONS AGAINST ALGERIAN REBELS.

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Operation "Domino", pictured here, is part of the larger French Army "Operation Binoculars", which continue in the fierce heat of an Algerian August sun, against rebel strongholds in the Grand Kabylia Mountains. General Challe, France's Commander-in-Chief in Algeria is trying to clear all rebels from the mountains and forests before bad weather sets in to hamper his fortes. The offer of General De Gaulle for a 'cease first', made nine months ago to the rebel leaders, is still- unanswered, yet the rebels in the field are continually invited to surrender before French troops move in for the kill. Some idea of the difficulties confronting the French Army may be gained from these pictures of an operation that took three days to achieve this result - a sheltering cave is blown up after rebels hiding there had been forced out by teargas and bazooka fire. One of the 215 heavy helicopters in Algeria transports French fighting men to cut off a group of rebels, and afterwards flies wounded Algerians to hospital at TIZI-OUZOU. In this operation 60 rebels were captured end 23 weapons seized as well as much other equipment. The task of the French Army after four years and nine months of warfare against rebel troops seems as hard as ever. M.Debre, Prime Minister of France is now in Algeria for a short visit during which he will, among other things, look at the progress of "Operation Binoculars".

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045-00036120
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Visnews
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ALGERIA: FRENCH OPERATIONS AGAINST ALGERIAN REBELS.
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Visnews
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Operation "Domino", pictured here, is part of the larger French Army "Operation Binoculars", which continue in the fierce heat of an Algerian August sun, against rebel strongholds in the Grand Kabylia Mountains. General Challe, France's Commander-in-Chief in Algeria is trying to clear all rebels from the mountains and forests before bad weather sets in to hamper his fortes. The offer of General De Gaulle for a 'cease first', made nine months ago to the rebel leaders, is still- unanswered, yet the rebels in the field are continually invited to surrender before French troops move in for the kill. Some idea of the difficulties confronting the French Army may be gained from these pictures of an operation that took three days to achieve this result - a sheltering cave is blown up after rebels hiding there had been forced out by teargas and bazooka fire. One of the 215 heavy helicopters in Algeria transports French fighting men to cut off a group of rebels, and afterwards flies wounded Algerians to hospital at TIZI-OUZOU. In this operation 60 rebels were captured end 23 weapons seized as well as much other equipment. The task of the French Army after four years and nine months of warfare against rebel troops seems as hard as ever. M.Debre, Prime Minister of France is now in Algeria for a short visit during which he will, among other things, look at the progress of "Operation Binoculars".
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unrest, conflicts and war
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1959-08-07