• Short Summary

    TANKS AND SOLDIERS PATROLLED THE SHANKILL ROAD AREA OF BELFAST TODAY WHERE AN UNEASY CALM HAD SETTLED FOLLOWING THE RECENT SHOOTING AND VIOLENCE.

  • Description

    TANKS AND SOLDIERS PATROLLED THE SHANKILL ROAD AREA OF BELFAST TODAY WHERE AN UNEASY CALM HAD SETTLED FOLLOWING THE RECENT SHOOTING AND VIOLENCE. FOR THE SOLDIERS ON DUTY, THERE WAS ONE PIECE OF NEWS IN ADDITION TO THE QUIET....THEY ARE TO BE PAID SPECIAL ALLOWANCES IN RECOGNITION OF THE "EXCEPTIONAL STRAIN" UNDER WHICH THEY HAVE BEEN LIVING AND WORKING.

    THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED LAST NIGHT THAT SERVICEMEN IN NORTHERN IRELAND DURING THE EMERGENCY ARE TO RECEIVE SPECIAL ALLOWANCES OF BETWEEN 3S.6D. STERLING AND 7S.6D. STERLING A DAY.

    AS TODAY PROGRESSED WITHOUT MAJOR INCIDENT, SOLDIERS ON PATROL IN THE STREETS AND MANNING SANDBAGGED POSITIONS ON ROOFTOP VANTAGE POINTS FOUND TIME TO RELAX WITH ROADSIDE CUPS OF TEA... AND EVEN THE CHANCE TO KISS AN IRISH GIRL.

    BUT ON THE WALLS THERE ARE STILL PROTESTANT POSTERS AIMED AGAINST THE CATHOLIC POPULATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACOXSGTZCE2E2Q7ACVK9UJKGDR
    Media URN:
    VLVACOXSGTZCE2E2Q7ACVK9UJKGDR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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