• Short Summary

    AN ANONYMOUS CALLER TODAY (THURSDAY) RANG MARLBOROUGH HOUSE IN LONDON -- SCENE OF THE COMMONWEALTH PRIME MINISTERS' CONFERENCE -- AND WARNED THAT A BOMB HAD BEEN PLANTED THERE.

  • Description

    AN ANONYMOUS CALLER TODAY (THURSDAY) RANG MARLBOROUGH HOUSE IN LONDON -- SCENE OF THE COMMONWEALTH PRIME MINISTERS' CONFERENCE -- AND WARNED THAT A BOMB HAD BEEN PLANTED THERE. MILITARY POLICE GUARDING THE CONFERENCE SEARCHED THE BUILDING AND ANNOUNCED LATER THAT THE CALL HAD BEEN A HOAX. THIS EVENING COMMONWEALTH LEADERS WERE GUESTS OF BRITISH PRIME MINISTER HAROLD WILSON AT A DINNER AT NUMBER TEN DOWNING STREET.

    THE MILITARY POLICE CALLED OFF THEIR SEARCH OF MARLBOROUGH HOUSE AFTER AN HOUR-LONG SEARCH. THE BOMB MESSAGE WAS SENT TO MR. WILSON, WHO WAS CHAIRING THE CONFERENCE. HE TOLD THE REST OF THE COMMONWEALTH LEADERS, WHO GREETED THE REPORT WITH AMUSEMENT, AND CONTINUED WITH THE MEETING.

    TONIGHT'S DINNER AT NUMBER TEN DOWNING STREET CAME AT THE END OF A DAY IN WHICH RHODESIA HAD BEEN THE TOPIC OF DEBATE. VIRTUALLY ALL COMMONWEALTH LEADERS WERE UNITED ON THE NEED FOR STRONG MEASURES AGAINST RHODESIA AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF NIBMAR (NO INDEPENDENCE BEFORE MAJORITY AFRICAN RULE).

    GUEST AT THE DINNER INCLUDED ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS OF CYPRUS, MR. HOLYOAKE OF NEW ZEALAND, MRS. INDIRA GANDHI OF INDIA (WHO HAD PREVIOUSLY HAD A WORKING LUNCHEON WITH MR. WILSON AND OTHER MINISTERS), MR. BORG OLIVIER OF MALTA, MR. GORTON OF AUSTRALIA, MR. TRUDEAU OF CANADA, TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN OF MALAYSIA, MR. LEE KUAN YEW ??? SINGAPORE, MR. NYERERE OF TANZANIA, MR. KAUNDA OF ZAMBIA, AND MR. OBOTE OF UGANDA. OTHER GUESTS INCLUDED FOREIGN AND OTHER MINISTERS, AND THE LEADER OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY, MR. HEATH AND OF THE LIBERAL PARTY, MR. JEREMY THORPE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3XN8CU90QB3Z2H1ZLHO293WX9
    Media URN:
    VLVA3XN8CU90QB3Z2H1ZLHO293WX9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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