• Short Summary

    TWO MEMBERS OF THE BRITISH HOUSE OF COMMONS HAVE REPORTED RECEIVING THREATENING TELEPHONE CALLS, PURPORTING TO COME FROM THE FRENCH SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION -- THE O.

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    TWO MEMBERS OF THE BRITISH HOUSE OF COMMONS HAVE REPORTED RECEIVING THREATENING TELEPHONE CALLS, PURPORTING TO COME FROM THE FRENCH SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION -- THE O.A.S.

    THE THREATS HAVE FOLLOWED THE POLITICAL FLURRY OVER A FILMED INTERVIEW -- SHOWN ON BRITISH TELEVISION ON MONDAY -- WITH M.GEORGES BIDAULT, LEADER OF THE FRENCH NATIONAL RESISTANCE MOVEMENT, WHEN HE APPARENTLY SLIPPED INTO BRITAIN EARLIER THIS YEAR.

    BOTH MPS ARE MEMBERS OF THE LABOUR PARTY -- THE MAIN OPPOSITION GROUP IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.

    ONE MP, MISS ALICE BACON, SAID THAT SHE RECEIVED A TELEPHONE CALL LATE LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY) FROM A MAN WITH A "EVERY REAL FRENCH ACCENT" AND TOLD HER SHE WAS ON THE OAS LIST AND THAT SHE HAD NOT LONG TO LIVE.POLICE IMMEDIATELY PUT A GUARD ON HER FLAT IN THE VICTORIA DISTRICT OF LONDON.

    TODAY A SECOND MP, MR FENNER BROCKWAY, REPORTED THAT HE HAD RECEIVE A SIMILAR THREAT.HE SAID THE REASON FOR HIS CALL MAY BE THAT HE STRONGLY SUPPORTED ALGERIAN INDEPENDENCE AND ALSO CRITICISED THE OAS VERY STRONGLY.BUT HE DID NOT TAKE THE CALL SERIOUSLY AND HE WAS NOT SCARED.

    MR BROCKWAY, WHO IS 74, IS ONE OF THE MOST ACTIVE AND CONTROVERSIAL MEMBERS OF THE COMMONS.HE IS NOTED OF HIS ATTITUDE ON DEFENCE MATTERS, AND HIS CAMPAIGNING FOR COLONIAL FREEDOM AND AGAINST RACIAL DISCRIMINATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA49W2V0SDL0GZIIKHW8BN63DYS
    Media URN:
    VLVA49W2V0SDL0GZIIKHW8BN63DYS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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