Bulgaria : Claims against government of Bulgaria following shooting down of El Al civil airliner, July 1955 (FO371-128641).

  • Abingdon, England : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
  • London : Foreign Office, 1957.
1 online resource : colour text file, PDF


  • General Correspondence from 1906-1966 (Great Britain. Foreign Office. Political Departments) ; FO371-128641. [More in this series]
  • Cold War Eastern Europe. [More in this series]
  • FO371: Foreign Office: Political Departments: General Correspondence from 1906-1966 ; FO371-128641
Data source
  • Cold War Eastern Europe, 1947-1982
  • Cold War Eastern Europe, 1953-1960: Module 1
  • History Commons
Summary note
A file relating to the crash of El Al flight 402. Subjects discussed in the file include the Canadian government's attitude towards accepting the Bulgarian offer to settle the case on a per capita, ex gratia basis -- potential applications to the International Court of Justice (I.C.J.) for compensation -- and a possible increase in the Bulgarian offer for British claimants suffering hardship. Documents in the file include a report of the latest position of the British families' claims against El Al -- a copy of the Israeli application to the I.C.J. to open proceedings against Bulgaria -- a telegram reporting that the United States would submit documents to the I.C.J., but wished to avoid publicising this to prevent the Bulgarians rejecting the I.C.J.'s jurisdiction -- and a request for greater clarity in Foreign Office requests for information from the Israeli government due to the travel required between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to gather information.
  • File date: 1957.
  • Date document(s) were released to the public domain: 1987.
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