There were more terrorist bombings in Belfast on Friday (June 9) with attacks on a major hotel, a bar and the city hall.
SV Upturned wreck of car
CU Hole in road
CU Starring wheel and other debris (2 shots)
GV Smashed windows PAN TO scene of bombing
GV Building PAN DOWN TO wrecked vehicle
SOF IN: "This is the....
SOF ENDS: "... on that pub going."
SV Staff of Europe Hotel talking ZOOM BACK TO hotel
LV ZOOM IN explosion
SV & CU Debris and smashed rooms (3 shots)
SV Smashed window being removed
SV Army landrovers
LV Another bomb explodes
LV Soldier runs to look at bomb
SV Soldiers watching from a distance
GV Bomb explodes
GV March led by masked woman
The bomber shouted a warning and most of the area was clear when the van exploded. Damage to this predominantly Protestant area was considerable. The Bar was wrecked and dozens of houses badly damaged. Andy bombing is provocative, but here the reaction was one of grief (SOF INTERVIEW STARTS):
WOMAN: This is the third time in two years that we've been wrecked... (INDISTINCT)....windows in. We've had carpets to do, furniture to repair. And now its all destroyed altogether. What are we going to do now? You've no idea what we go through. Every night we go to bed doped up. I'm not exaggerating. Because we've been waiting on that pub.... how long is it since the last one? A year in July. And every night we've sat up waiting on that pub going."
(COMMENTATOR CONTINUES): Europe staff are by now well practiced in speedy evacuations. This was no hoax. The bomb was apparently planted by women in the ladies' lavatory. Warned by telephone the staff saw an out of order sign on a cubicle door and of found a fifty pound bomb inside. The army were called to deal with two other boxes outside the City Hall. The first was not a bomb. Crowds gathered while the army dealt with the second...it was examined and then detonated...(EXPLOSION).. Then the loyalists, led by a women in a mask, marched into the square.
Upturned wreck of car and hole in ground; steering wheel and other debris; troops and damage to various buildings; SOF interview with woman in area; various views of Europe Hotel and damage; bomb being exploded outside City Hall; masked woman leading march of loyalists.
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Background: There were more terrorist bombings in Belfast on Friday (June 9) with attacks on a major hotel, a bar and the city hall.
Plenty of warning was given before the bombings, the first major explosions in Northern Ireland's capital in a week, and no-one was seriously injured.
The first bomb went off at the Everton Bar in a Catholic-Protestant firings area. Police were given a half-hour warning to clear the bar, which is mainly used by Protestants.
Another bomb went off at The Europe, Belfast's most modern hotel and a popular target with I.R.A. terrorists. The bomb, apparently placed in a womens' lavatory on the first floor, blew out windows all over the lower floors of the building and caused extensive damage to the interior and neighbouring property.
Troops were also called to detonate a bomb left in a box near Belfast's City Hall. Afterwards, loyalists marched into the square led by a masked woman.
SYNOPSIS: After a week's respite, terrorist bombings resumed in Belfast on Friday with three separate bomb attacks on public buildings. The first was as bar normally frequented by Protestants, and the damage to surrounding buildings was considerable, much to the anguish of local residents.
The second bomb was placed in the Europe, Belfast's most modern hotel. It's popular target for the I.R.A. and the staff are used to speedy evacuations....only this time the bomb is no hoax.
Then the army were called to deal with the third bomb, placed in a box near Belfast's City Hall. A large crowd watched as bomb disposal exports detonated the device.
Afterwards loyalists marched into the square led by a masked women.