• Short Summary

    Thousand of Belfast Protestants lined the city's streets on Saturday (2 October) for the funeral processions of Alexander Andrews and Ernest Bates, the two men killed when a bomb destroyed a pub in the city earlier during the week.

  • Description

    Thousand of Belfast Protestants lined the city's streets on Saturday (2 October) for the funeral processions of Alexander Andrews and Ernest Bates, the two men killed when a bomb destroyed a pub in the city earlier during the week. The funerals presented an expression of sorrow and solidarity by the city's protestant community, and police estimates put the total number in the procession at fifteen thousand. Twice this figure crowded the streets to watch them pass by. But the crowds were orderly, and there were no incidents.

    Later in the afternoon, however, five bombs were discovered planted in the city centre. They were fitted with sensitive anti-handling devices, so the Army decided to detonate them on the spot, with the inevitable damage to property.

    This telerecording from BBC Television News carries the full commentary of the reporter describing the day's events. The transcript of his commentary accompanies.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA30EVO8MEOVIBCNTO9PQWZ7JD9
    Media URN:
    VLVA30EVO8MEOVIBCNTO9PQWZ7JD9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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