Bulgaria : Claims against government of Bulgaria following shooting down of El Al civil airliner, July 1955 (FO371-128640).

  • 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) ; FO371-128640. [More in this series]
  • Cold War Eastern Europe. [More in this series]
  • FO371: Foreign Office: Political Departments: General Correspondence from 1906-1966 ; FO371-128640
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 potential settlement of individual and corporate claims under the terms of the Warsaw Convention -- whether the Bulgarian offer of a per capita, ex gratia payment should be considered -- and the desirability of the governments with citizens affected acting in concert when deciding on acceptance of the offer. Other issues discussed include whether the British case should be taken to the International Court of Justice (I.C.J.) -- the jurisdiction of the I.C.J. in the case -- whether the British should support the Israeli and American governments taking such a course -- and the attitude of other governments towards the settlement offer. Documents in the file include minutes of meetings discussing the case -- submissions discussing whether to accept the Bulgarian offer -- and analyses of the Swedish acceptance of the offer and the American decision to reject it.
  • File date: 1957.
  • Date document(s) were released to the public domain: 1987.
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