• Short Summary

    A POWERFUL TIME BOMB EXPLOSION IN DUBLIN DURING THE NIGHT (0130 MARCH 8) BADLY DAMAGED THE 130-FOOT (40 METRES) NELSON PILLAR.

  • Description

    1.
    GV LIBRARY SHOT, O'CONNELL STREET PILLAR IN DISTANCE
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    2.
    GV (NIGHT SHOT) O'CONNELL STREET SCENE OF BLAST
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    3.
    CU PAN DEBRIS
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    4.
    CU HEAD OF STATUE IN DEBRIS
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    5.
    CU PAN DEBRIS
    0.27

    6.
    SV MORE DEBRIS
    0.31

    7.
    GV PAN DEBRIS
    0.40

    8.
    CU AMBULANCE
    0.43

    9.
    SCU SOUVENIR HUNTER WALKS AWAY WITH PIECE OF MASONRY
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    Initials JRG/V/MR/K



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A POWERFUL TIME BOMB EXPLOSION IN DUBLIN DURING THE NIGHT (0130 MARCH 8) BADLY DAMAGED THE 130-FOOT (40 METRES) NELSON PILLAR. THE STATUE AND ABOUT 20 FEET (7 METRES) OF THE COLUMN WERE BLASTED TO THE GROUND.

    RAILINGS AROUND A PLATFORM ABOUT 100 FEET UP (30 METRES) WERE ALSO SEVERELY DAMAGED. DUBLIN POLICE SAY NOBODY WAS INJURED.

    THE PILLAR BUILT IN 1808, AND A POPULAR ATTRACTION FOR TOURISTS WHO CLAIMED IT TO GET A PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE CITY, HAS BEEN A CENTRE OF CONTROVERSY AS A RELIC OF BRITISH DOMINATION EVER SINCE IT WAS PUT UP.

    THE IRISH REPUBLICANS HAVE WAGED A CONSTANT CAMPAIGN TO HAVE IT REMOVED A WEEK AGO A PETROL BOMB WAS THROWN INTO THE BASEMENT OF THE DUBLIN HOME OF THE BRITISH MILITARY ATTACHE. IT CAUSED AN EXPLOSION AND A FIRE BUT NOBODY WAS THERE AT THE TIME.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC9ZO4PV889WK00QG2BTSS1ZIF
    Media URN:
    VLVAC9ZO4PV889WK00QG2BTSS1ZIF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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