Bulgaria : Claims against government of Bulgaria following shooting down of El Al civil airliner, July 1955 (FO371-128643).

  • 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) ; FO371-128643. [More in this series]
  • Cold War Eastern Europe. [More in this series]
  • FO371: Foreign Office: Political Departments: General Correspondence from 1906-1966 ; FO371-128643
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. Documents in the file include a request for legal advice from the British Attorney General about the merits of taking the British case against Bulgaria to the International Court of Justice (I.C.J.) -- the Attorney General's advice that Britain should reject the Bulgarian settlement offer and proceed to court -- and procedural papers relating to the lodging of the British application to the I.C.J. Other documents in the file include correspondence with British claimants and insurers about the steps that the government had taken -- and the American claim to the I.C.J. Subjects covered in the file include the Bulgarian response to the British application to the I.C.J. -- and discussion of an offer by El Al to pay advanced compensation up to the limit outlined in the Warsaw Convention to the relatives of British victims to alleviate hardship, if this were needed.
  • File date: 1957.
  • Date document(s) were released to the public domain: 1987.
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