• Short Summary

    Buildings blazed again in Northern Ireland today (9 Jan.). One was a warehouse used as?

  • Description

    1.
    GV Plume of smoke TILT DOWN TO fire
    0.08

    2.
    GV Flames (2 shots)
    0.23

    3.
    SV Crowd moves away as qunshots are heard
    0.28

    4.
    GV & LV Fire
    0.38

    5.
    GV Landrover past prison gates
    0.44

    6.
    SV Soldiers guard gates
    0.48

    7.
    GV "C" Wing (2 shots)
    0.54

    8.
    SV Soldiers guard wall (3 shots)
    1.01

    9.
    SV Soldiers in prison grounds
    1.06

    10.
    SV Three man patrol talks to reporter
    1.09

    11.
    CU Soldier holds rope and hook
    1.14

    12.
    SCU Soldiers searching home (3 shots)
    1.28

    13.
    SV Mothor & sons watch
    1.31

    14.
    SCU Soldiers search dustbin.
    1.34

    15.
    SV Soldier on stairs
    1.36

    16.
    CU Floorboard being lifted.
    1.39

    17.
    CU & SV Rifle against wall.
    1.46


    BLAKEY: "Gangs of youths started a fire in a warehouse used as a paint atore. The sound of gunfire could be heard over the sound of exploding paont cans. (EFFECTS" Gunmen opened up at two army observation posts. One soldier received a flesh wound in the leg. In another part of the city soldiers fired at a man carrying a rifle. They say the man staggered and fell but they didn't find him."



    GRAVES: "Within minutes of the alarm being sounded the army had the fog-shrouded prison surrounded. Today's disturbance was a direct result of last night's escape bid. Both incidents involved men from "C" wing where men detained under the Special Powers Act live. When they went into the exercise yard this morning they found security had been tightened overnight. Then followed what's described as a disturbance confined, I understand, to shouting and a refusal to return to cells by about 130 men. At first it was feared the disturbance might be a cover for another escape bid. The IRA have already engineered two successfully and last night's attempt was nearly the third. Six men were found tunnelling out of their cells. At the same time a three man army patrol detained three men outside the walls carrying 60 feet of knotted rope and a grapnel hook. In a pre-dawn operation about two hours later dozens of homes close to the prison were searched by soldiers. Using their entry rights under the Special Powers Act soldiers of the 2nd Fusiliers carried out an inch by inch search, watched on occasions by the residents. Northing escaped the soldiers' attention. And in one flat a quantity of ammunition was discovered hidden under some floorboards. A two-two rifle with telescopic sight was also found hidden in a cupboard."




    Initials BB/0240 DME/PW/BB/0218


    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE
    1. THIS FILM INCLUDES AN ENGLISH SOUND COMMENTARY BY BBC REPORTERS MICHAEL BLAKEY AND KEITH GRAVES. THIS MAY BE USED AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE SCRIPT PROVIDED OVERLEAF.
    2. AUSTRALIAN EDITORS: RUSH PRINTS FOR AUSTRALIA WERE CUT ON ORIGINAL OPTICAL TRACK AND AS A RESULT FEW WORDS FROM THE COMMENTARY QUOTED BELOW WERE MISSED OUT.
    3. WE APOLOGISE FOR POOR PICTURE QUALITY IN PLACES IN THIS ITEM.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Buildings blazed again in Northern Ireland today (9 Jan.). One was a warehouse used as a paint store. Police and army officers believe the fire was started by a gang of youths.

    As firemen fought the fire, the sound of gunshots could be heard above the noise from exploding paint cans.

    In Belfast, security at the Crumlin Road Prison was tightened up today after an overnight escape attempt was thwarted by prison officers.

    There was a disturbance at the prison today--but few details are known.

    In a pre-dawn search this morning, British troops entered homes near the prison to look for concealed arms.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2BU857FSSXEN3GD0NQWWHPEEO
    Media URN:
    VLVA2BU857FSSXEN3GD0NQWWHPEEO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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