• Short Summary

    A bomb seriously damaged an army research centre at the University of Wisconsin at Madison early on Monday morning, killing a graduate student and injuring three other people.

  • Description

    1.
    LV & CU Firemen using hoses on blazing building (3 shots)
    0.08

    2.
    CU Doctor enters
    0.11

    3.
    TV Injured person carried out
    0.16

    4.
    CU Dr. working on injured people (3 shots)
    0.28

    5.
    CU Injured into ambulance
    0.38

    6.
    CU Wounded man speaks
    1.19

    7.
    LV & CU (FOLLOWING MORNING) damaged buildings (5 shots)
    1.50


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 6: SCHUSTER: " I remember no blast, no falling debris, but I do remember dreaming after that, and it's strange dream. I was dreaming that I was determined to live to be a hundred years old, and fight to keep my youth. A strange dream -- I had been reading a "Time" magazine article on the aged in America or something. Suddenly I woke up. I was completely awake, very clear and very calm, but I was lying under a huge pile of debris, concrete and iron debris. And I trust I thought for a few minutes, "A strange dream, very strange". And it took about a few minutes for me to understand it was not a dream, and I couldn't understand it. It had to be an explosion."




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    Background: A bomb seriously damaged an army research centre at the University of Wisconsin at Madison early on Monday morning, killing a graduate student and injuring three other people. A South African student who was lightly injured in the explosion, 27-year-old David Schuster, later told reporters how it disturbed his sleep, and how he woke up under a pile of debris.

    The dead student was identified as Robert Fassnacht, aged 30, the father of three children. He had been working late on a project in the mathematics research centre, which is heavily supported by U.S. army funds.

    Police Lieutenant Kenneth Buss said he received a telephone call at 3.40 a.m. local time (08 40 GMT) from someone unknown. A male voice said "Hey, pigs, there's a bomb in the math research centre on the U.W. campus. Clear it."
    He added that at 3.42 a.m. the building exploded, and there was a flash fire. Windows were shattered six blocks away. The building housed expensive computers and nuclear equipment, and had been the object of several anti-war demonstrations. No estimate of damage was made immediately, but officials said it would be many months before experiments and projects could be re-assembled.

    One of the three students who were lightly injured in the blast, South African David Schuster, later spoke about the experience.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6I94V7X7UM3CGACKTRNWODHRX
    Media URN:
    VLVA6I94V7X7UM3CGACKTRNWODHRX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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