• Short Summary

    During the wave of violence that swept Northern Ireland on Friday (29 September), two people died and at lest seven were injured as British troops clashed with Irish Republican Army gunmen in a six-hour battle in the Roman Catholic Falls Road area of the capital, Belfast.

  • Description

    During the wave of violence that swept Northern Ireland on Friday (29 September), two people died and at lest seven were injured as British troops clashed with Irish Republican Army gunmen in a six-hour battle in the Roman Catholic Falls Road area of the capital, Belfast. The fighting, which began in the afternoon and continued sporadically into the severing, was apparently triggered off after a soldier shot dead a gunman spotted on the roof of a house. The gunman's body was left lying in the street for twenty minutes, and this was reported to have further incensed local feeling, which was already bitter after a funeral of a Catholic killed in a bomb explosion earlier in the week.

    This film, telerecorded off a British Broadcasting Corporation transmission, contains a voice-on-film commentary in English, over natural sound, by BBC reporter Don Anderson. A transcript of his commentary is included below, and an ALTERNATIVE Written commentary appears overpage.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2BT522ZPN1PWTM7HFUFKXE8O6
    Media URN:
    VLVA2BT522ZPN1PWTM7HFUFKXE8O6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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