• Short Summary

    IN THE IRISH REPUBLIC TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AN EXPLOSION BLEW UP THE CONCRETE PHOTO FINISH TOWER AND DAMAGED SEVERAL BUILDINGS AT LEOPARDSTOWN RACECOURSE.

  • Description

    IN THE IRISH REPUBLIC TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AN EXPLOSION BLEW UP THE CONCRETE PHOTO FINISH TOWER AND DAMAGED SEVERAL BUILDINGS AT LEOPARDSTOWN RACECOURSE.

    THE EXPLOSION WAS BELIEVED TO BE THE WORK OF AN EXTREMIST GROUP WHO DISAGREE WITH A TEAM REPRESENTING THE IRISH REPUBLIC TAKING PART IN AN INTERNATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE RACECOURSE ON MARCH 21.

    SPECIAL BRANCH POLICE PROBED THE LOWER SECTION OF THE TOWER WHERE THE CHARGE IS THOUGH TO HAVE BEEN LAID.

    THE EXPLOSION, LIFTED TONS OF CONCRETE FROM THE BASE OF THE TOWER, AND LARGE LUMPS FELL ON THE STEWARD'S AND PRESS BOX. WINDOW GLASS WAS SCATTERED OVER THE GROUNDS AND THE FRAMES THROWN 150 FEET BEYOND THE TOWER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA46ORP7MGYGAYSXO7DJJWYCE93
    Media URN:
    VLVA46ORP7MGYGAYSXO7DJJWYCE93
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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