• Short Summary

    Battle scarred Beirut spent its quietest night in a week on Thursday (30 October) as the latest ceasefire between warring political factions appeared to be holding.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN FROM High rise buildings TO street
    0.15

    2.
    LV Soldier runs for cover
    0.17

    3.
    LV Troops in jeep pass sandbagged street corner
    0.22

    4.
    SV PAN soldiers fire from armoured vehicle PAN TO others on foot and firing
    0.35

    5.
    SV PAN FROM Wounded soldier being carried to car TO another firing from corner
    0.53

    6.
    LV Armoured car and soldiers firing (2 shots)
    1.04

    7.
    LV Person with rifle standing on balcony with arms raised ZOOM INTO name beneath "Clemensio"
    1.10

    8.
    LV Troops run forward firing from the hip
    1.17

    9.
    SV PAN Column of civilians run across street
    1.23

    10.
    SV & LV Troops advancing by line of wrecked cars (3 shots)
    1.39

    11.
    CU Troops and cameraman advance behind armoured vehicle
    1.47

    12.
    CU Civilians crouching in armoured vehicle
    2.00

    13.
    SV Troops run for cover
    2.11

    14.
    LV Troops fire from behind armoured car
    2.18

    15.
    LV PAN Armoured vehicle down empty street
    2.29



    Initials BB/ AB/MR/BB


    TELERECORDING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Battle scarred Beirut spent its quietest night in a week on Thursday (30 October) as the latest ceasefire between warring political factions appeared to be holding.

    The situation was claimed by stormy weather in the capital which seems to have caused a lull in the fighting. Thunderstorms during the night are believed to have helped prolong the fragile peace by driving gunmen into shelter.

    Beirut radio said on Friday (31 October) that gunfire in the city's suburbs died down around midnight and since then the capital were unsafe, apart from one coastal highway and even this road was blocked beyond the airport.

    However there was resumption of fighting in the central town of Zahle after a brief overnight lull. The area os Name, Haret Name and Damour, south of Beirut on the Sidon Highway saw violent battles all day on Thursday, which cut off the road between the capital and the south.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACE122H5D6WN5S8DSNB19P17IO
    Media URN:
    VLVACE122H5D6WN5S8DSNB19P17IO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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