CUTS FOR STORY NUMBER 47159 - Aftermath of bombing of King David Hotel. British troops working to clear rubble and remove bodies. Various shots of ruined West wing of hotel. Hands of dead bodies seen in rubble. VS soldiers at work pulling out dead bodies and moving rubble. HAS from tall building showing devastation. Various shots of Jerusalem. CU front entrance of King David Hotel. Mangled typewriters. Dead body being carried on stretcher and loaded into vehicle. LS of hotel. Bulldozers being driven towards hotel. Troops being given refreshments. VS clearing rubble and LS of the damage.
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The problems of Palestine continue and the recent bombing of the King David Hotel resulted in 65 deaths, 58 missing and 50 others injured. The hotel housed the British Army headquarters and the Palestine Government Offices.