• Short Summary

    THE FIRST DAY OF BRITAIN'S TOUGH NEW ANTI-TERRORIST CAMPAIGN ENDED ON SATURDAY NIGHT (30 NOVEMBER) WITH A DOUBLE BOMB ATTACK ON A PUB NEAR BUCKINGHAM PALACE, WHICH LEFT FIVE INJURED.

  • Description

    1.
    GV POLICE SEALING OFF AREA AROUND PUB AS EMERGENCY SERVICES ARRIVE (3 SHOTS)
    0.16

    2.
    GV EXT. THE TALBOT TAVERN, PAN TO SHATTERED WINDOWS (2 SHOTS)
    0.27

    3.
    CU GLASS AND OTHER WRECKAGE INSIDE BAR (3 SHOTS)
    0.43

    4.
    CU FEMALE WITNESS SPEAKS....
    1.02

    5.
    SCU LANDLORD SPEAKS....
    1.38

    6.
    SV POLICE CHECKING CARS IN GUILDFORD AT POLICE STATION AND IN STREETS (2 SHOTS)
    1.55

    7.
    CU INT, ASST.CHIEF CONSTABLE ROWE SPEAKS...
    2.35


    "WE DIDN'T HEAR NOTHING ELSE BEFORE IT HAPPENED. AND THE BOMB WENT... IT JUST WENT BANG ... AND EVERYBODY STARTED TO SCREAM."



    REPORTER: "THERE WAS ANOTHER PACKAGE, CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THAT?"



    GIRL: IT WAS JUST A SMALL, BLACK, OBLONG PACKET AND IT LOOKED LIKE A BOMB...AS FAR AS ONE COULD TELL... IT BELONGED TO NOBODY ... IT WAS SITTING UNDER A TABLE."



    "ON A SATURDAY NIGHT ITS FAMILY NIGHT. ITS LIKE A CLUB. I KNOW NINETY-NINE POINT NINE PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE THAT COME INTO THE PUB ON A SATURDAY NIGHT. AND, YOU KNOW, WE ARE PACKED AND I KNOW THEM ALL. AND I CAN'T THINK OF ANY REASON WHY ANYBODY WOULD WANT TO DO THIS. AND IF YOU WANT ME TO SAY WHAT I REALLY FEEL, I WOULD SAY THAT I FEEL SORRY FOR ANYBODY THAT HAS GOT TO USE THIS METHOD TO ACHIEVE THEIR POLITICAL ENDS. I FEEL COMPLETELY SORRY FOR THEM. BECAUSE OURS WAS ONLY A BABY BANG, AND I CAN FEEL REALLY DEEPLY SORRY FOR ANYBODY THAT GETS THE REAL THING."



    THE TWELVE PERSONS, AND WE SHALL DETAIN THEM EVERNIGHT, POSSIBLY LONGER THAN THAT, UNTIL WE ARE SATISFIED, ONE WAY OR THE OTHER, WHETHER THEY ARE CONNECTED."



    REPORTER: "DO YOU ANTICIPATE THAT MORE CHANGES WILL BE PRESSED?"



    POLICE CHIEF: "I HOPE SO, BUT NOT IN THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE."



    REPORTER: "YOU WERE HOLDING FIFTEEN PEOPLE INSIDE, AND SOME HAVE BEEN RELEASED. ARE YOU ANTICIPATING ARRESTING ANY MORE IN THE NEXT FEW HOURS?"



    POLICE CHIEF: "NO, NOT IN THE NEXT FEW HOURS. I HOPE WE SHALL ARREST OTHER PEOPLE ... BUT NOT TONIGHT."




    Initials ET/259 ET/324


    TELERECORDING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE FIRST DAY OF BRITAIN'S TOUGH NEW ANTI-TERRORIST CAMPAIGN ENDED ON SATURDAY NIGHT (30 NOVEMBER) WITH A DOUBLE BOMB ATTACK ON A PUB NEAR BUCKINGHAM PALACE, WHICH LEFT FIVE INJURED.

    AND AT GUILDFORD, SOUTH OF LONDON, ON SUNDAY (1 DECEMBER) POLICE CHARGED A MAN WITH MURDER FOLLOWING THE RAID ON A GUILDFORD PUB ON 5 OCTOBER, WHEN FIVE PEOPLE WERE KILLED.

    GUILDFORD POLICE WERE QUESTIONING FEFTEEN PEOPLE ON SUNDAY AND MORE CHARGES ARE EXPECTED. THOSE BEING QUESTIONED WERE ROUNDED UP IN RAIDS IN LONDON OVER THE WEEKEND.

    IN SATURDAY NIGHT'S BOMB RAID, NEARLY A HUNDRED PEOPLE HAD A NARROW ESCAPE.

    A BOMB BLASTED THE WINDOW OF THE TALBOT TAVERN, IN FASHINABLE DELGRAVIA, NOT FAR FROM BUCKINGHAM PALACE AND THE IRISH EMBASSY.

    A SECOND BOMB, WHICH LANDED INSIDE THE PUB, FAILED TO EXPLODE.

    THERE WAS NO WARNING.

    TWO YOUTHS WERE DETAINED BY PASSERS-BY NEAR THE PUB.

    THIS FILM CONTAINS INTERVIEWS WITH A YOUNG GIRL WHO WAS AN EYEWITNESS TO THE BOMB ATTACK, THE LANDLORD OF THE PUB, AND ASSISTANT CHIEF CONSTABLE ROWE FROM GUILDFORD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACWJ6YK68SZQI9AMR5P04PSTWS
    Media URN:
    VLVACWJ6YK68SZQI9AMR5P04PSTWS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/12/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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