The last group of Palestinians to leave Lebanon were a group of about seventy wounded fighters who were evacuated by sea on September 4th.
SV PULL BACK TO GV Wounded PLO members on stretchers embarking at Beirut Harbour (3 shots)
More wounded being carried on board ship (5 shots)
Wheelchairs being lifted on board by crane, while Red Cross officials stand by (2 shots)
SV PAN Crew member pulling up anchor
SVs Men on board during journey (5 shots)
SV Man raising his handless arms
SV PAN INT. Doctors treating wounded in ship sick bay (3 shots)
GV The "Flora" arriving at Piraeus, Greece (3 shots)
GVs/SVs Wounded waving to crowd on quay (3 shots)
SVs Wounded on stretchers being carried off ship (2 shots)
Other wounded men wait as ambulance drives off (2 shots)
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Background: The last group of Palestinians to leave Lebanon were a group of about seventy wounded fighters who were evacuated by sea on September 4th. They boarded the Red Cross ship "Flora", two days after the official departure programme had ended, bound for Piraeus, Greece. The "Flora", a West German ship, had been badly damaged by artillery fire when it docked in Beirut, in the middle of the fighting between the Palestinians and Israelis, six weeks ago. One person on board was killed and several other were injured during the bombardment. The Palestinians received a warm welcome from a crowd on the quayside at Piraeus in Greece. They are being flown on to hospitals in the Soviet Union, Hungary and other Eastern bloc countries for further treatment.