• Short Summary

    A BOMB EXPLOSION DAMAGED A DRAFT BOARD OFFICE AT NORTH HOLLYWOOD, IN CALIFORNIA, ON MONDAY (JUNE 24).

  • Description

    A BOMB EXPLOSION DAMAGED A DRAFT BOARD OFFICE AT NORTH HOLLYWOOD, IN CALIFORNIA, ON MONDAY (JUNE 24).

    THE BOMB WAS APPARENTLY THROWN INTO THE OFFICE, OR PLACED JUST INSIDE THE FRONT DOOR. POLICE WOULD NOT SPECULATE ON THE REASON FOR THE BLAST, BUT THEY NOTED THAT THERE HAD BEEN A RECENT WAVE OF HARASSMENT ATTACKS ON DRAFT OFFICES THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES.

    THE OFFICES SELECT THE NAMES OF THE MEN WHO ARE TO SERVE IN THE FORCES. THE NORTH HOLLYWOOD OFFICE IS ONE OF THE LARGEST IN THE U.S., HANDLING RECORDS OF THOUSANDS OF YOUNG MEN IN THE LOS ANGELES SUBURBS. IF THE PURPOSE OF THE BOMB WAS TO DESTROY DRAFT RECORDS, AS SEEMS LIKELY, IT FAILED BECAUSE MOST OF THE FILES WERE LEFT INTACT.

    RESIDENTS WHO HAVE HOMES NEAR THE OFFICE WERE EVACUATED FOR A WHILE UNTIL MEMBERS OF THE POLICE BOMB SQUAD COULD DETERMINE THAT NO MORE EXPLOSIVES WERE IN THE BUILDING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABW54JE20ANMQN3IWSGG8VSPBJ
    Media URN:
    VLVABW54JE20ANMQN3IWSGG8VSPBJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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