• Short Summary

    THE LIBRARY OF THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY IN CAIRO WAS GUTTED BY FIRE ON THURSDAY WHEN STUDENTS HELD A DEMONSTRATION PROTESTING AGAINST AMERICA'S PART IN THE STANLEYVILLE ACTION LAST TUESDAY.

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXT..EMBASSY BUILDING WITH MARKS OF BLAZE
    0.03

    2.
    CU SCORCHED DOORWAY
    0.06

    3.
    CU SIGN "EMBASSY UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"
    0.08

    4.
    CU U.S. INSIGNIA
    0.10

    5.
    CU STARS & STRIPES FLYING
    0.13

    6.
    ANGLE V..PAN..SCORCHED BUILDING PAN TO FIREMEN
    0.23

    7.
    CU BURNED WINDOW FRAME
    0.27

    8.
    CU BURNED-OUT INTERIOR OF LIBRARY
    0.32

    9.
    LV LIBRARY WINDOW
    0.36

    10.
    CU BROKEN WINDOWS
    0.38

    11.
    LV BURNED WINDOW
    0.41

    12.
    LV FIREMEN AND SALVAGE WORKERS
    0.45

    13.
    LV FIRE ENGINE
    0.47

    14.
    LV FIREMEN WITH HOSES ON PAVEMENT
    0.51



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE LIBRARY OF THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY IN CAIRO WAS GUTTED BY FIRE ON THURSDAY WHEN STUDENTS HELD A DEMONSTRATION PROTESTING AGAINST AMERICA'S PART IN THE STANLEYVILLE ACTION LAST TUESDAY.

    FIREMEN WHO WERE CALLED TO THE EMBASSY WERE UNABLE TO STOP THE BLAZE BEFORE THE 27,000 BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY -- A MEMORIAL TO PRESIDENT KENNEDY -- WERE COMPLETELY DESTROYED. IT ALSO GUTTED A TWO STOREY DORMITORY OF THE EMBASSY'S MARINE GUARDS.

    LATER IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT 40 AFRICAN STUDENTS HAD BEEN DETAINED BY THE POLICE.

    ON FRIDAY, THE AMERICAN AMBASSADOR, LUCIUS BATTLE, DELIVERED A "VERY STRONG PROTEST" TO THE ACTING FOREIGN MINISTER FARID ABU SHADI IN A 30-MINUTE MEETING AT THE FOREIGN MINISTRY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA18AWOGZOSFN1OFWPZHAEXJ058
    Media URN:
    VLVA18AWOGZOSFN1OFWPZHAEXJ058
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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