Bulgaria : Claims against government of Bulgaria following shooting down of El Al civil airliner, July 1955 (FO371-128639).

  • 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) ; FO371-128639. [More in this series]
  • Cold War Eastern Europe. [More in this series]
  • FO371: Foreign Office: Political Departments: General Correspondence from 1906-1966 ; FO371-128639
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 whether the British and Commonwealth case should go to the International Court for Justice (I.C.J.) with the Israeli government's -- the treatment of claims against El Al under the Warsaw Convention -- and Bulgarian attempts to settle for less than the money claimed. Documents in the file include the Israeli application to the I.C.J. to hear the case -- minutes of meetings discussing the case -- a submission recommending that the British case not be taken to the I.C.J. -- and confirmation that the South African and Canadian governments did not wish to take their case to the I.C.J. as a successful outcome was unlikely. Other documents in the file include correspondence with the families of the deceased, their legal representatives, and insurers -- and discussion of Bulgarian offers to settle claims under the terms of the Warsaw Convention.
  • File date: 1957.
  • Date document(s) were released to the public domain: 1987.
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