• Short Summary

    A powerful bomb, apparently planted as an anti-war protest, exploded today (Monday, 1 March) in the Capitol, home of the United States Congress in Washington.

  • Description

    1.
    GV (Night) Capitol Building floodlit
    0.03

    2.
    SV Police vehicle
    0.06

    3.
    SV Police dog and handler
    0.10

    4.
    SV Onlookers standing about
    0.13

    5.
    MV & SV Police with spades searching rubble (3 shots)
    0.40

    6.
    SV Ceiling TILT DOWN showing damage in shower room
    0.46

    7.
    SV Police looking at damage in washroom
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    Initials OS/2342 MR/OS/2350


    orig film see 2365/71 - see also 2364/71 112ft

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A powerful bomb, apparently planted as an anti-war protest, exploded today (Monday, 1 March) in the Capitol, home of the United States Congress in Washington. The explosion caused damage in seven rooms but no-one was injured. Earlier an anonymous caller telephoned police on duty at the building and told them to evacuate it as a bomb was due to go off. Washington politicians linked the blast with protests about the war in Vietnam and Laos. The last people to damage the Capitol were the British - they burned the Congressional Building 1814.

    We apologise for the poor quality of this film. It was transmitted by Satellite so that it could be syndicated as fast as possible.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2AJJBXQSWWKVCS370DS8VZ0UZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA2AJJBXQSWWKVCS370DS8VZ0UZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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