• Short Summary

    A SERIES OF EXPLOSIONS ROCKED EMBASSIES IN ENGLAND AND HOLLAND TODAY (SUNDAY) CAUSING CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE.?

  • Description

    A SERIES OF EXPLOSIONS ROCKED EMBASSIES IN ENGLAND AND HOLLAND TODAY (SUNDAY) CAUSING CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE. POLICE IN BOTH LONDON AND THE HAGUE HAVE OPENED INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE BLASTS ALL OF WHICH OCCURRED IN THE EARLY HOURS OF THE MORNING.

    AT THE AMERICAN OFFICERS' CLUB IN LONDON'S LANCASTER GATE AN EXPLOSION RIPPED OUT A DOOR AND SHATTERED FOUR GROUND-FLOOR WINDOWS. NONE OF THE 125 PEOPLE SLEEPING THERE WAS HURT.

    SCOTLAND YARD DETECTIVES HAVE NOT RULED OUT THE POSSIBILITY OF IT SEEING CONNECTED WITH A SECOND EXPLOSION AT THE SPANISH EMBASSY IN BELGRAVE SQUARE--ONLY TWO MILES AWAY. THE BLAST SHATTERED WINDOWS AND DAMAGED MASONRY BUT ONCE AGAIN NO ONE WAS INJURED.

    BOMBS EXPLODED AT THREE FOREIGN EMBASSIES IN THE HAGUE. THE FIRST EXPLOSION WAS AT THE SPANISH EMBASSY, JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT. IT SHATTERED SEVERAL WINDOWS AND INJURED SEVERAL POLICE AND FIREMEN WHO WERE DEALING WITH THE BOMB WHEN IT EXPLODED.

    FIFTEEN MINUTES LATER A SECOND EXPLOSION ROCKED THE GREEK EMBASSY. IT HURLED MASONRY SEVERAL YARDS (METRES) INTO THE AIR AND MADE A PILE OF RUBBLE IN THE ENTRANCE HALL. TWO MEMBERS OF THE STAFF WERE ASLEEP IN THE BUILDING BUT WERE UNHURT.

    THE THIRD EXPLOSION FOLLOWED THREE HOURS LATER AT THE PORTUGUESE EMBASSY. IT BLEW A HOLE IN THE FRONT WALL OF THE BUILDING AND SHATTERED WINDOWS. AGAIN NO ONE WAS HURT.

    DUTCH FOREIGN MINISTER JOSEPH LUNS HAS SENT APOLOGIES TO THE THREE EMBASSIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4RZSWDS6OYAHA14N0MGIAFIID
    Media URN:
    VLVA4RZSWDS6OYAHA14N0MGIAFIID
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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