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Archive for 1974

Mission: Possible


At a Mass in the Scheveningen maximum-security prison four prisoners took 22 captive in total. The police threw magnesium grenades and fifteen marines captured four men.

At a Saturday-night Mass in the Scheveningen maximum-security prison in The Netherlands, four prisoners interrupted the singing of the hymns. Brandishing two pistols and several spring knives that they had smuggled in, they took captive the choir and members of their families, the organist, a priest and two unarmed guards…

The Red Army Returns


Three Japanese Red Army commondos seized eleven hostages at the French embassy in The Hague. They left the Netherlands in a Boeing 747. Their whereabouts remain a mystery.

The pattern was all too familiar. Three men, armed with pistols and a grenade, strode into the French embassy in The Hague just before closing time and occupied the fourth floor of the modern concrete and glass building. Seizing eleven hostages, including French Ambassador Count Jacques Senard and several business…

Airborne Nightmare


Cornelius Ryan’s book A Bridge Too Far, writes in awesome detail, phase one of Operation Market-Garden.



670 pages. Simon & Schuster. $12.50.

It was very much like the closing stage of a chess game. Checkmate seemed inevitable, but no one was sure when or how it would come. Since D-day (June 5, 1944), W.W. II had turned around…

Belgium, Denmark, The Netherlands and Norway—four NATO nations acting as a consortium—will buy more than 350 new jet fighters to replace warplanes bought in the 1960s.

Europeans call it the arms deal of the century—and they may well be right. Some time this year, Belgium, Denmark, The Netherlands and Norway—four NATO nations acting as a consortium —will buy more than 350 new jet fighters to replace warplanes bought in the 1960s. France and the…

Now the Dutch Connection


Over the past 18 months Amsterdam has changed from merely a drug-using city to the chief narcotics distribution point in Europe. Drug traffic moved to the NL because of its liberal attitude.

Actor Gene Hackman and a crew of narcotics agents and drug pushers out of Central Casting are currently in Marseille filming The French Connection II, a sequel to the award-winning 1971 dope flick. But as any real narc could tell them, this time they have the wrong location. For the…

Business as Usual


The Dutch are puzzled by the Arabs’ official retention of the embargo. The Dutch in fact signed a statement supporting United Nations Resolution 242, which calls for a pullback.

In Rotterdam’s Europoort, oil business goes on as usual. Giant tankers glide across the busy harbor to docks where workmen connect the ships to shiny umbilical pipes that drain their heavy cargoes of crude. Near by, five gigantic refineries crank out prodigious quantities of fuel for the thirsty North European…

Facing the Shortage Alone


The Netherlands have abandoned gasoline rationing. Recently Rotterdam was so jammed with tankers that some had to be sent to Antwerp in Belgium to unload.

While gasoline lines are growing longer and local rationing plans are proliferating in the U.S., fears of a disastrous scarcity of oil are fading rapidly in most of the rest of the world. To many Americans, that contrast must suggest the suspicion that the energy crisis is something that is…

The Dutch are rationing at least partly out of embarrassment because of previously instituted conservation measures that were less stringent than those of their unembargoed neighbors.

The gloom that has enveloped the industrialized West since the Arabs unsheathed their oil weapon in October lightened last week. Arab nations announced an easing of their production cutbacks—and around the world, there was growing suspicion that they never did slash oil output as much as they had…

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