• Short Summary

    After a short lull, the bombers resumed action in Belfast on Thursday (14 September) as four blasts shook the city within a few minutes of each other.

  • Description

    1.
    GV ZOOM INTO Car showroom
    0.05

    2.
    LV Explosion in showroom
    0.14

    3.
    SV PAN Firemen amongst debris
    0.21

    4.
    SV Police look at car from distance
    0.24

    5.
    SV Soldier fires rocket-launcher and runs behind armoured vehicle
    0.32

    6.
    SV Soldier tries again with same
    0.40

    7.
    GV Wrecked street and buildings after car exploded
    0.45

    8.
    SV TILT DOWN Damaged golf club building to security forces
    0.51

    9.
    GV Wrecked golf club
    0.56

    10.
    SV ZOOM INTO CU Car under rubble
    1.00

    11.
    GV Police and troops amongst wreckage
    1.04


    BELL: "A bomb was planted in a car showroom in Main Street, and exploded about an hour later...(EXPLOSION)...that put an end to the recent lull in terrorist activity. And today's was a concerted attempt, with most of the bombs intended to go off within minutes of each other in different parts of the city. One car bomb was found in a back alley near Shaftesbury Square, and troops tried to dispose of it...EXPLOSION...an anti-tank weapon was used, but at first it proved ineffective in blowing the car apart. When finally the bomb was blown the damage it did was widespread. There had been fears of a returned terrorist offensive at some time before the All-Party Conference, and this may have been it--or part of it. Today's other explosions were in a golf clubhouse, where a barman was forced to carry in one of the bombs himself, and tonight there was a bomb in a main shopping street. The lesson of it all appears to be that there'll be no change in the long-standing policy of hitting civilian targets."




    Initials BB/0307 CG/TB/BB/0231


    T/R original colour on 11758/72 40ft

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: After a short lull, the bombers resumed action in Belfast on Thursday (14 September) as four blasts shook the city within a few minutes of each other.

    B.B.C. reporter Martin Bell tells this story. We provide an alternative commentary.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA20ZK5KQEMYZ349G2UO19E4MEV
    Media URN:
    VLVA20ZK5KQEMYZ349G2UO19E4MEV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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