"The British Forces Have Occupied the Place"

EXHIBITION : NORTHERN IRELAND 1969

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Reactions from the streets of Derry to the arrival of British troops.

  • Title
    British Troops in Derry
  • 1st Broadcast
    14/08/1969
  • Contributor
    Seán Duignan (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:39
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    "The British Forces Have Occupied the Place"
  • Extended description

    Reactions from the streets of Derry to the arrival of British troops.

    Reporter Seán Duignan is told that the RUC is no longer trusted in the Bogside but that British troops will be given a chance.

    A woman praises Jack Lynch's broadcast and says that he has done more in one hour to help the people of Derry than anyone. She describes him as "gentleman".

    A man addressing a crowd calls on the residents of the Bogside to act responsibly and announces the arrival of the soldiers. As he addresses the crowd, a building burns in the background.

  • Information

    RTÉ News reports on reaction to the arrival of the British troops in Derry broadcast on 14 August 1969.

  • Local keywords
    Northern Ireland 1969, August 1969, British Troops, Derry, Londonderry, Seán Duignan, RUC, Bogside, Jack Lynch, British Army
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Derry
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    LX3607
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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