In Paris, two time bombs exploded on Sunday (11 June) at the headquarters of the 'Club Mediterranee' holiday organisation.
GV Crowds outside the Bourse in Paris
SV Workmen clearing rubble from club headquarters
GV Crowd and police outside building
SV PAN FROM Workmen TO Club Mediterranee headquarters (2 shots)
SV PAN FROM Rubble in street TO blown-out windows, wreckage and club headquarters
SV Workmen clearing rubble from club headquarters entrance and broken windows (4 SHOTS)
GV Wrecked building with police, workmen and broken glass in street (2 shots)
In July of 1977, on the Greek island of Corfu, a 'Club Mediterranee' cash office was robbed and a staff member was shot dead when he tried to give chase. There have been other hold-ups in club villages in Italy, Mexico and the French spa resort of Vittel.
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Background: In Paris, two time bombs exploded on Sunday (11 June) at the headquarters of the 'Club Mediterranee' holiday organisation. A night watchman was slightly injured and the building was seriously damaged. A racist group has claimed responsibility.
SYNOPSIS: The Paris Stock Exchange district was rocked by the two early morning explosions, starting a fire which raged for more than an hour. The blaze also damaged several nearby buildings before being brought under control. A previously-unknown racist group, 'The French Liberation Front', said the bombing was aimed against what it called "the Jewish occupation".
In a message telephoned to a newspaper, the group also claimed other attacks, saying that the French did not fight German occupation to suffer the presence of millions of Jews, Arabs and blacks. In the past two years, the club has been the target of a number of attacks. 'Club Mediterranee' founder Gilbert Trigano is Jewish and the R???hschild Bank has a large stake in the firm. Monsieur Trigano said the bombing was "incomprehensible", adding that he hoped that, despite the damage, no holidays would be cancelled.