• Short Summary

    Two people died and at least 23 were injured in the worst-yet clash between Belfast protestants and the British Army, during the night of 17/18 October.

  • Description

    1.
    LV Bus as barricade across street
    0.03

    2.
    SV Troops near barricade
    0.08

    3.
    GV Saladin armoured car with Red Cross sign
    0.11

    4.
    SVs Troops scurrying along pavements to positions (4 shots)
    0.24

    5.
    SV Troops jumping from lorry under fire
    0.32

    6.
    SV Army snipers on ground (2 shots)
    0.42

    7.
    SV Soldi???r running for cover
    0.47

    8.
    GV Ambulance under fire
    0.53

    9.
    SV Soldiers moving forward (7 shots)
    1.20

    10.
    GV Army removing arrested man
    1.25

    11.
    LV and CU Ammunition being handed to soldiers
    1.33

    12.
    SV Soldiers into lorry
    1.38

    13.
    LV and Travel shot Soldiers taking positions (3 shots)
    1.55



    Initials ESP/0131 ESP/0149


    T/R original colour on 13138/72 72ft

    This film was shot by the British Broadcasting Corporation.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Two people died and at least 23 were injured in the worst-yet clash between Belfast protestants and the British Army, during the night of 17/18 October. The night of strife confirmed fears that the Northern Ireland situation was worsening, with the Protestants attacking the British forces with the same ferocity as Catholic extremists in the past.

    Even the techniques proved similar to those used by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) - a rioting mob attracted the Army, the crowds then disappeared and snipers shot at the troops. Even an ambulance came under fire, and the army said their attackers had modern weapons and included at least one skilled sniper. One man was arrested as a suspected gunman.

    The Protestant Ulster Defence Association (UDA) had earlier threatened to "declare war" on the British Army, following previous clashes in which two civilians died.

    But as the tension mounted, hurried talks were held between the UDA and Army representatives, and the UDA announced later on 18 October it was no longer at war with the British Army.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA369IRNP3RKMZABN5A9712U1GU
    Media URN:
    VLVA369IRNP3RKMZABN5A9712U1GU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/10/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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