• Short Summary

    One of Northern Ireland's biggest police hunts began in Belfast today (Thursday) for the killers of three young British soldiers.

  • Description

    One of Northern Ireland's biggest police hunts began in Belfast today (Thursday) for the killers of three young British soldiers. The three were gunned down in a lonely country lane on the city outskirts the previous night.

    BBC cameraman found the scene of the shooting still heavily cordoned off this morning, while detectives carried out a search of the area.

    In the afternoon, focus shifted to a new potential source of trouble --- the funeral of a known member of the banned Irish Republican Army, Charles Hughes, who was killed in a gun battle on Monday night. Men of the Paratroop Regiment enforced strict security precautions, and the funeral passed off quietly.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE9EGOFF9NT17OIDVPE14N4IB5
    Media URN:
    VLVAE9EGOFF9NT17OIDVPE14N4IB5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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