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31st December 2010 - From Ant :

At this time of year I'm always reminded of how long it has been since Oracle disappeared - 18 years ago this evening in fact. With that in mind. thought you might like this. Bits and pieces of it have been floating around in various forms for a while but at the moment I think this is probably the most complete and restored version of the full last night of Oracle. Sourced from an SVHS recording, processed with some teletext hardware that basically did its best to repair the pages from as many repeat cycles as it could make out, and - after much procrastination - a certain amount of human repair (that would be me then).

P108/01 ORACLE 108 Thu31 Dec ITV 2301:50
 ******** HEAVY GUNFIRE                 
 ******** NEAR MOGADISHU                
 Artillery and small arms fire broke out
 near Mogadishu as President Bush was   
 aboard a US Navy vessel off the Somali 
 US military headquarters said there was
 no threat to the President.            
 The clashes appeared to be the worst   
 since US marines landed in Mogadishu on
 December 9 but it was not immediately  
 clear who was involved in the fighting.
 Mr Bush was aboard the amphibious      
 assault ship USS Tripoli more than two 
 miles offshore when the fighting broke 
 out at about 5.15 GMT.                 
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