• Short Summary

    Bomb blasts tore apart dozens of buildings in the heart of Londonderry on Wednesday (12 July) while Protestants throughout Norther Ireland were marching in their biggest celebration parades of the year.

  • Description

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    GV Fire burning from gas main in wrecked street (2 shots)
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    2.
    SV Women sweeping debris from store entrance
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    3.
    SV Soldier lying in doorway with gun at the ready
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    SV Solder lying under truck with gun at the ready
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    GV Truck dumping sand on fractured gas main
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    GV Office block TILT DOWN TO firemen extinguishing fire (6 shots)
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    GV PAN wrecked Lucas factory with firemen inspecting damage (4 shots)
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    TELERECORDING
    EDITORS: YOUR ATTENTION IS DRAWN TO PROD. 8550/72 "UK: THOUSANDS OF TROOPS AND POLICE KEEP THE PEACE IN BELFAST AND PORTADOWN AS PROTESTANTS PARADE (SOUND - NATURAL, PART TELERECORDING)

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    Background: Bomb blasts tore apart dozens of buildings in the heart of Londonderry on Wednesday (12 July) while Protestants throughout Norther Ireland were marching in their biggest celebration parades of the year.

    The biggest bomb, estimated at about 150 pounds of gelignite, was detonated in the heart of the ???lty's shopping centre. A gas main was fractured and the are was cordoned off because of the danger of a gas explosion. The bomb, placed in a car outside a newsstand, wrecked a large chain store, two restaurants and dozens of shops.

    Two further bomb explosions partly destroyed a ballroom and set disused cafe afire.

    The fourth bomb exploded in the ??? ??? Factory, the object of three previous un???ful bomb attempts. Four men had driven the van con???ining the bomb onto the works y??? where ??? parts are manufactured. There were no ??? in the bombing and the explosions did not take place near the routes of any of the Protestant Orange Parades.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1UVNWG5GSXYEOOXGPYABNLL63
    Media URN:
    VLVA1UVNWG5GSXYEOOXGPYABNLL63
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/07/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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