A British soldier and three civilians were killed in gun battles between British troops and rioters in the streets of Belfast early today (Saturday).
LV Demonstrators throw stones from behind blazing lorry
LV Burning vehicle
LV PAN..down from smoke pall to small group of youths in front of burning lorry
LV Fire and youths with soldiers in F/G.
LV Water cannon dousing fire
SV Bulldozer moves lorry which bursts into flames again
LV Debris and smoke
CU Road sign "Leeson Street"
TRACKING SHOT..people watching on side of street
LV & CU Burning armoured car (2 shots)
GV Armoured car continues burning
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Background: A British soldier and three civilians were killed in gun battles between British troops and rioters in the streets of Belfast early today (Saturday). The troops came under constant sniper fire and attacks with petrol, gelignite and nail bombs. A police spokesman said the army appeared to have retaliated more strongly than ever before.
This film was telerecorded in London from coverage shot during the night by a BBC camera crew. Belfast seems set for more violence during the weekend. The violence coincides with the arrival of six hundred more troops, including the Duke of Kent, cousin of the Queen. An interview with the Duke was serviced last night (VISNEWS Production 1449/71)