• Short Summary

    A hotel in central Belfast was wrecked by a bomb which exploded four hours after being planted on the first floor.

  • Description

    1.
    LV & SV People evacuating area
    0.11

    2.
    SV Army arrive
    0.21

    3.
    GTV People leaving street
    0.24

    4.
    GV Hotel where bomb is
    0.29

    5.
    TV Bomb disposal man looks and retreats
    0.34

    6.
    GV Explosion
    0.42

    7.
    GV Wrecked hotel PAN TO fire engine arrives
    0.42

    8.
    SV Soldiers PAN TO debris
    0.54

    9.
    GV Shattered building
    0.58


    Another bomb warning in Belfast. Two men have planted a bomb on the firs floor of Hotel Hammel, in the city centre.



    The army takes control to make sure everyone leaves the danger area, because although the men who planted the bomb warned the hotel staff to leave, they gave no time limit.



    Nothing happened to the hotel for about for hours, and a bomb disposal officer went in to take a closer look. He left just in time.



    Had the bomb disposal officer stayed ten seconds longer, he would certainly have been killed. As it was, he escaped without injury. No one was hurt, but another landmark in Belfast is now just a heap of rubble.




    Initials BB/0221 FC/CS/BB/0231


    T/R
    Original Colour (37 ft)
    Available on 1213/73

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A hotel in central Belfast was wrecked by a bomb which exploded four hours after being planted on the first floor. The staff were warned to leave, bur no time limit was given. When no bomb exploded for about four hours, an army bomb disposal officer went to take a look....he ran out just in time...the bomb went off ten seconds later. Now another Belfast landmark is now just a heap of rubble.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA43W1C6M0Q5TSM36TOEPHTVDAM
    Media URN:
    VLVA43W1C6M0Q5TSM36TOEPHTVDAM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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