• Short Summary

    As tension continues in Northern Ireland on the eve of the planned Orange Order weekend celebrations, some families from the trouble spots have been housed at an Air Corps base at Gormanstown, South of the Border in Eire.

  • Description

    As tension continues in Northern Ireland on the eve of the planned Orange Order weekend celebrations, some families from the trouble spots have been housed at an Air Corps base at Gormanstown, South of the Border in Eire.

    The Government of the Irish Republic has made available huts at the camp for more than 250 women and children from the North.

    Normally, only about 20 Air force personnel live at the camp, but now the facilities are being used to cope with the families. For some of the arrivals it is not their first visit--several of the families came to Gormanstown during violent outbreaks in Belfast earlier in the year. Food is being provided by the Government and the Irish Red Cross is distributing clothes and other supplies to those in need.

    Troops at the camp are quickly making friends with the children. For these Northern Irish families a stay at the camp in Eire is a pleasant change from the grim realities of life in the troubled cities of Ulster.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA45IATJ6DP8Q5SFQG7ODIMQFXT
    Media URN:
    VLVA45IATJ6DP8Q5SFQG7ODIMQFXT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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