• Short Summary

    IN ADEN, A BOMB WAS THROWN AT A HOUSE OCCUPIED BY A BRITISH SOLDIER'S FAMILY ON FRIDAY NIGHT.

  • Description

    1.
    SV SHATTERED ENTRANCE TO HOUSE
    0.05

    2.
    MV ARMY MEN LOOK AROUND
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    3.
    SV OVERTURNED TABLE IN ROOM
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    4.
    CU ARMY MEN
    0.15

    5.
    SV ARMY WIFE CHECKS TAPE RECORDER IN DAMAGED ROOM
    0.25

    6.
    SV ARMY MEN LOOKS AT EXTERIOR WRECKAGE
    0.41

    7.
    MV WIFE AND CHILD CLAMBER OVER DEBRIS
    0.53

    8.
    CU BOY
    0.56

    9.
    SV ARMY MAN OVER DEBRIS
    1.04

    10.
    SV CHILDREN LIFT DEBRIS
    1.18



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: IN ADEN, A BOMB WAS THROWN AT A HOUSE OCCUPIED BY A BRITISH SOLDIER'S FAMILY ON FRIDAY NIGHT. IT BLEW A LARGE HOLE IN THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING, INJURING ONE WOMAN SLIGHTLY. THE ATTACK CAME JUST A FEW HOURS BEFORE THE ARRIVAL OF THE COLONIAL SECRETARY, MR. ANTHONY GREENWOOD, VISITING ADEN TO DISCUSS THE FEDERATION'S POLITICAL FUTURE.

    MRS ROSE MATTHEWS WAS ENTERTAINING TWO FRIENDS WHOSE HUSBANDS WERE ALSO AWAY FROM HOME FIGHTING IN THE RADFAN MOUNTAINS. UPSTAIRS, HER 3 CHILDREN WERE ASLEEP. CARRYING THE BOMB, TERRORISTS CREPT THROUGH THE BARBED WIRE FENCE OF THE NEW MILITARY CANTONEMENT CALLED 'LITTLE ADEN'. MRS MATTHEWS SAID THAT AS SHE WAS CHATTING TO HER FRIENDS, THERE WAS A ROAR AND THE ROOM WAS FULL OF DUST AND DEBRIS. ALL HER CHILDREN SLEPT THROUGH THE NOISE ALTHOUGH DEBRIS FELL ON THEIR BEDS.

    SEVERAL OTHER EXPLOSIONS SHOOK ADEN ON FRIDAY NIGHT. ELEVEN PEOPLE WERE INJURED WHEN A BOMB WAS THROWN INTO A CROWDED BAZAAR. FOUR OF THE INJURED ARE BRITISH. A SHELL, PROBABLY FROM A BAZOOKA, WENT THROUGH THE WINDOW OF THE STATE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING. A BRITISH OFFICIAL SAID THE SITUATION WAS "MOST OMINOUS".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9IPNLXIDURUBN7RATKU93Z1AI
    Media URN:
    VLVA9IPNLXIDURUBN7RATKU93Z1AI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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