News in Brief: French Use Helicopters in Algeria.

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354732_1_1
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Algiers, Algeria
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Timecode:
1957  (Actual Year)
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00:09:54 - 00:10:36
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Original Film:
1630
030-028-04
Same as Catalog # 513627. News in Brief: French Use Helicopters in Algeria. "Handy helicopters aid French forces in Algeria. In terrain inaccessible to any other means to transport, the whirlybird ferries in troops and light equipment, then hovers low to haul jeeps out of mud holes." Helicopters - these have two rotors, one on each end of what looks like a Siamese twin helicopter - fly over rugged land, drop off troops. They show other useful abilities: dropping off a jeep; pulling a jeep out of the mud where it was stuck. Man with Red Cross armband climbs rope ladder to copter.