• Short Summary

    During another day of disruptions in Belfast today demonstrators threw eggs at the car of Prime Minister Brian Faulkner and security forces carried out searches in a number of areas for arms.

  • Description

    During another day of disruptions in Belfast today demonstrators threw eggs at the car of Prime Minister Brian Faulkner and security forces carried out searches in a number of areas for arms.

    One group of soldiers began digging up a play ground on the outskirts of the Catholic Ballymurphy estate. Combating stones thrown by small children they moved rocks and dug up large areas of the ground. By the end of the day they had found several buried sticks of gelignite and chemicals used in the manufacture of bombs. The search will continue. Elsewhere security forces located a number of guns revealed during the day.

    The report on this film is by the B.B.C.'s Martin Bell.

    SYNOPSIS: British soldiers today carried out an extensive search at a playground in Belfast today following information received that arms and explosives were hidden on it.

    The search was only one carried out in Belfast by troops and security police. House to house searches were launched in some areas and resulted in the discovery of a number of small arms, rifles and ammunition rounds.

    The playground lies on the outskirts of the Catholic Ballymurphy Estate. It was the first time it had been searched.. but the soldiers agreed it was an excellent place for hiding arms. Children and troops kept up a constant battle today. The children threw stones, and the troops chased them away until the next time.

    Between dodging the stones and chasing the children, the troops managed to make a thorough search of the playground They located several sticks of gelignite and bags of chemicals used in the manufacture of bombs. Some of the items were in a bad state of decomposition, but still lethal. The search of the area will continue for a few days during which time all the playground will be dug up and all the rocks moved.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7XF2WHEMBIXRIVH51E7WW2F4Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA7XF2WHEMBIXRIVH51E7WW2F4Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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