• Short Summary

    A SERIES OF BOMB ATTACKS SHOOK PARIS, FEB 7, IN DEFIANCE OF THE INTENSIFIED SECURITY MEASURES TAKEN BY THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT IN RECENT WEEKS.

  • Description

    A SERIES OF BOMB ATTACKS SHOOK PARIS, FEB 7, IN DEFIANCE OF THE INTENSIFIED SECURITY MEASURES TAKEN BY THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT IN RECENT WEEKS. THE BOMB OUTRAGES ARE THOUGHT TO BE THE WORK OF AGENTS OF THE ORGANISATIONS OF THE SECRET ARMY - OAS. SEVEN PEOPLE WERE INJURED INCLUDING A FOUR-YEAR-OLD GIRL.

    DURING THE MORNING THE GIRL WAS HURT BY A PLASTIC CHARGE THROWN THROUGH THE WINDOW OF THE RESIDENCE OF THE FRENCH MINISTER OF CULTURE, M. ANDRE MALRAUX, A NOBEL PRIZE WINNER. THE MINISTER WAS NOT AT HOME WHEN THE ATTACK CAME. THE CHILD WAS PLAYING IN A NURSERY ON THE GROUND FLOOR. HER EYES WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED BY FLYING DEBRIS. THE MAN WHO THREW THE BOMB MANAGED TO GET AWAY DESPITE THE POLICE GUARD THAT IS NOW MOUNTED OUTSIDE THE RESIDENCES OF FRENCH MINISTERS.

    IN THE AFTERNOON THE OTHER SIX BOMBS EXPLODED AT WIDELY SPACED POINTS AROUND THE CAPITAL. THESE OCCURRED OUTSIDE THE HOMES OF ARMY OFFICERS, JOURNALISTS, LAW PROFESSORS AND A COMMUNIST SENATOR. ALL CAUSED SERIOUS DAMAGE. THE INTENDED VICTIMS ARE ALL OUTSPOKEN CRITICS OF THE OAS.

    AS ON A PREVIOUS OCCASION THE OUTRAGES WERE TIMED TO COINCIDE WITH THE WEEKLY MEETING OF THE FRENCH CABINET.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3AYKVNH98GWDYW39FADRN0SMJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA3AYKVNH98GWDYW39FADRN0SMJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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