• Short Summary

    Mr. Joseph Sieff talked in a London hospital, United Kingdom, on Thursday (January 3rd) about?

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    1.
    GV PAN London street scene with Big Ben.
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    2.
    CU Sieff speaking
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    SIEFF: "Absolutely nothing. It happened in a flash. The door opened - the door of the bathroom opened, and i saw a gun and ....



    REPORTER: And the next thing you remember you were here. Now apparently it was your teeth and the strength of them which actually saved you. The bullet went in by your nostril there but was.......



    SIEFF: ...stopped by the Milk Marketing Board.



    REPORTER: Do you think this attack will have any effect on people who support Zionism and Britain and in the western world.



    SIEFF: Not at al. No at all.



    REPORTER: Has it made any difference to the way you in fact live?



    SIEFF: Of course not".




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Mr. Joseph Sieff talked in a London hospital, United Kingdom, on Thursday (January 3rd) about how he just escaped death at the hands of a gunman. Mr. Sieff is President of Marks and Spencers, a large British department store chain and a leading member of Britain's Jewish community. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine have claimed responsibility for the attempt on his life.

    Mr. Sieff was shot at his home in north London on December 30th. The bullet entered his mouth but was deflected by his teeth. The teeth saved his life and he ascribed their good condition to drinking milk. He is expected to leave hospital soon.

    BBC Reporter, Michael Cole, asked him how much he remembered of the incident.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7FGHQ8AMMYK3INJM47QT7ICMA
    Media URN:
    VLVA7FGHQ8AMMYK3INJM47QT7ICMA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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