• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: A British army post in Belfast was hit by three mortar bombs on Saturday (20 June) in an attack for which the guerrilla Irish Republican Army (IRA) claimed responsibility.

  • Description

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    GV House and street in Belfast.
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    2.
    SV EXT & INT Damage to roof. (2 SHOTS)
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    3.
    SV Broken window FROM inside TO EXT.
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    SV Wallpaper and fallen plaster in room. (2 SHOTS)
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    SV PAN & SV Rifles against wall in case in New York. (2 SHOTS)
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    SCU Flame thrower and rifles against wall. (2 SHOTS)
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    CU Magazines for automatic rifles.
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    CU Binocular-type object with strap.
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    9.
    CU Various pieces lying on table with tape across saying 'evidence'.
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    TELERECORDING

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    Background: INTRODUCTION: A British army post in Belfast was hit by three mortar bombs on Saturday (20 June) in an attack for which the guerrilla Irish Republican Army (IRA) claimed responsibility. At the same time in New York, FBI agents arrested three IRA sympathisers and confiscated a cache of weapons destined for shipment to Ireland.

    SYNOPSIS: The mortar attack occurred in the mainly Republican area of West Belfast. The British army's base was hit by three mortar, launched from a truck parked nearby. Each of the mortar rockets contained 26 kilos of explosive and they caused some damage in the locality. Four soldiers were slightly hurt in the attack.

    Meanwhile, in New York, agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation displayed a cache of atms siezed while arresting three men, said to be IRA supporters. The haul included a 20-milemetre cannon, a flamethrower and automatic rifles. The FBI said the cannon had been intended for use against British army helicopters in Northern Ireland.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA81U8WHKM0WWDHDT1HG88AVL21
    Media URN:
    VLVA81U8WHKM0WWDHDT1HG88AVL21
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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