• Short Summary

    THE TROUBLE WITH BOMB DISPOSAL IS THAT, UNTIL ITS TRUE NATURE IS DISCOVERED, THE FAKE BOMB MUST BE TREATED BY HONG KONG'S ARMY BOMB PATROL WITH AS MUCH CAUTION AS THE REAL THING.

  • Description

    THE TROUBLE WITH BOMB DISPOSAL IS THAT, UNTIL ITS TRUE NATURE IS DISCOVERED, THE FAKE BOMB MUST BE TREATED BY HONG KONG'S ARMY BOMB PATROL WITH AS MUCH CAUTION AS THE REAL THING. THE SQUAD RECEIVED HUNDREDS OF REPORTS DURING THE PAST WEEK - MOST OF WHICH TURNED OUT TO BE FALSE ALARMS.

    DISPOSAL SQUADS WORKED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT, DURING THE LAST WEEK, TWO PEOPLE HAD BEEN KILLED AND OVER 30 INJURED IN BOMB INCIDENTS, THE WORST WAVE OF ATTACKS SINCE LEFTIST AGITATION BEGAN LAST MAY. THE CURRENT SCARES ACCOMPANY THE ARRIVAL OF LORD SHEPHERD, THE BRITISH MINISTER OF STATE FOR COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS.

    BOMBS FALL INTO THREE CATEGORIES: (1) THE REAL ONES; (2) THOSE INTENDED TO LOOK LIKE BOMBS WHICH ARE IN FACT FAKE; (3) AND THINGS LIKE RUBBISH OR PARCELS MISTAKEN FRO BOMBS. LESS THAN A QUARTER OF THE SCARES TURN OUT TO BE GENUINE.

    TWO TEAMS OF TWO MEN ARE CURRENTLY ON DUTY IN THE COLONY, AND THEY ARE HARD PRESSED TO CHECK EVERY ALARM. IF A CALL IS RECEIVED, THE EXPERTS PREPARE THEIR PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, AND LEAVE IN A LAND ROVER FOR THE SCENE OF THE SCARE. THEN, THE SUSPECT BOMB IS CAREFULLY ISOLATED, AND DETONATED WITH EXPLOSIVES. VERY OFTEN IT IS NOT UNTIL AFTER THE EXPLOSION THAT THE COUNTERFEIT BOMB IS REVEALED IT ITS TRUE COLOURS - A BUNDLE OF RUBBISH OR A BOX OF STONES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA7LR3J610VR17FXDPJQP0BU0I
    Media URN:
    VLVAA7LR3J610VR17FXDPJQP0BU0I
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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