• Short Summary

    The invasion of the Israeli Embassy in a quiet backstreet of Bangkok passed off almost unnoticed because the diplomatic communities were attending the coming of age ceremony of the Crown Prince of Thailand.

  • Description

    1.
    GV of the Embassy.
    4 ft

    2.
    Embassy sign
    6 ft

    3.
    News reporters outside Embassy
    10 ft

    4.
    Police care arrives
    14 ft

    5.
    Newsmen outside Embassy
    17 ft

    6.
    Police walking toward the Embassy
    21 ft

    7.
    More police
    36 ft

    8.
    Police reading map
    44 ft

    9.
    Newsmen taking photos
    46 ft

    10.
    CU of window
    48 ft

    11.
    More police
    67 ft

    12.
    Setting ??? light
    75 ft

    13.
    GV of Embassy
    78 ft



    Initials


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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The invasion of the Israeli Embassy in a quiet backstreet of Bangkok passed off almost unnoticed because the diplomatic communities were attending the coming of age ceremony of the Crown Prince of Thailand. The four armed Arabs were already inside the Embassy, holding six members of the staff at gunpoint before a gardener gave the alarm. Reporters and armed police gathered around the building and prepared for a long seige. The guerrillas threw notes out of the Embassy windows and negotiated with the Thai authorities over the telephone. At first they demanded the release of guerrillas imprisoned in Israel. Later they began bargaining for their own lives. It was not until early next day that the Thai government provided the four men with a jet plane to fly to Cairo. Before that, tension ran high as the guerrillas threatened to blow up the entire Embassy if their demands were not met. They claimed that other guerrilla groups were hiding in Bangkok waiting/assist them. The Thai /to authorities look no chances. Over 200 heavily armed police surrounded the shuttered Embassy building while floodlights were moved into place to illuminate the compound throughout the long hot night.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADJ300CJDYFA7HAOFVUP511AI4
    Media URN:
    VLVADJ300CJDYFA7HAOFVUP511AI4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/12/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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